Whitepeaks Life Model Academy.
It is obvious from the comments posted on this forum that there is some concern and scepticism as to the nature of this Life Model Academy. The Academy has been established under consultation with the directors of Whitepeaks Fine Art Limited and professional life models who each have more than a decade of full time modelling experience.
Whitepeaks Fine Art Limited is well regarded globally within the fine art scene and represents many artists worldwide. Their reputation is unquestioned and they deal in art work valued in the tens of thousands of pounds. They are used by artists to value art work and are capable of achieving the valuations given in actual sales.
Recently, it has become obvious that there is a serious lack of professional life models within the industry. Whitepeaks has been approached on numerous occasions by artists, art groups, and professional bodies i.e. Colleges, Universities, Private Companies, etc., all requesting experienced competent models.
To fill this requirement, Whitepeaks has established a life model academy with the aim of producing competent life models, who can enter the industry assured in the knowledge that they have the necessary skills to carry out the work. The course(s) is also designed to give prospective life models the basics in business management.
A syllabus has been formulated and is available upon request to those that are serious about joining the course. The course itself, as briefly mentioned, spans several levels, non of which are less than a full day in duration. Full accreditation only occurs once the model has attained at least 20 hours life modelling experience which Whitepeaks can arrange, and has passed level 3. The fees are there as with all other training courses to cover the overheads, certification and are not excessive, in fact they are indeed partly subsidised by Whitepeaks Fine Art Limited who believe that producing competent life models can only be regarded as a good investment within the art industry.
In closing, there is always going to be some scepticism from so call 'professional life models'. The question is, who is to say that they are indeed professionals as there is no official certification scheme in place. Another question to be asked is, if two life models applied for the same post, one being accredited, the other not, who do you think would get the post.
for the love of the human form. . . . .