A global crafting community is recruiting a member of the public to be a nude ‘life crafting’ model, in a world-first, during its month-long virtual festival.
The successful candidate will be paid £250 to pose naked in their house for one hour, whilst participants sketch and craft their image via Zoom on August 27.
Anyone is encouraged to apply, however the community is particularly keen on receiving applications from overweight, non-binary and disabled models, who have been historically underrepresented in modelling.
This August, global crafting community LoveCrafts is running its first ever free virtual crafting festival from August 1 to 31, and as part of the festival’s line-up, will be hosting the world’s first ‘life crafting’ session.
To facilitate the ‘life crafting’ event, the community is searching for a nude model, to be paid £250 to pose for one hour from the comfort of their own home, whilst participants sketch and craft their figure via Zoom.
The model can be any age over 18, however LoveCrafts is keen to receive applications from all body shapes and sizes, including those who identify as overweight, disabled or non-binary, and belong to an underrepresented group, as one of the key themes of the LoveCrafts Festival is size inclusivity. The model must be comfortable being nude in front of an audience and able to hold still poses for up to 15 minutes.
To apply to be the life model visit: https://www.lovecrafts.com/en-gb/c/article/nude-life-crafting-job-application
The nude crafting session will be led by experienced life drawing tutor Brogan Bertie of Experimental Practice and will take place on at 8pm BST, lasting approximately one hour. The crafting session is free to join as part of the LoveCrafts Festival and is available to more than 150 participants, to register interest for the session visit: https://www.lovecrafts.com/en-gb/c/article/the-lovecrafts-festival
Brogan will guide participants through the techniques of life drawing as they sketch or craft their own depiction of the model. Once the session is over, participants can get as creative as they like, using techniques such as cross stitching, paper crafting or embroidering to create their unique life craft artwork.
The session is just one of a variety of events taking place during The LoveCrafts Festival throughout August, including craft-alongs, live takeovers and special Q&A’s with talented makers and crafters from the UK and US. There will be a total of 14 headline acts taking centre stage throughout the month, from a designer in Scotland focusing on slow fashion and size inclusivity to a craftivist from Eastern Mississippi, who will share her experience of expressing herself through crafting in America today.
Brogan Bertie, host of the LoveCrafts Life Crafting workshop said: “This crafty life drawing session will be a fun and relaxing hour where we reference our model’s poses to create whatever we want. We can draw, use embroidery, collage, anything you feel like! Experimentation is encouraged! You don’t have to have done life drawing before; beginners are incredibly welcome. See you there!”
Milly Youngs, digital content manager at LoveCrafts said: “We wanted to hire a member of the public for our life crafting event as it’s such a unique opportunity for someone to experience. Plus, there’s the added bonus of earning some money from the comfort of your own home! With the festival shining a light on size inclusivity, we’re on the lookout for a plus-size life crafting model. So if you’re not shy about showing a bit of flesh and love the idea of being the muse for 150 artists then please apply!”