Goals and Benefits of the Guild

Mission: To bring respect and organization to the art modeling community.

Vision: To be the art models that Austin can always depend on. If we cannot make a modeling session, we address the issue prior to the session, and have a substitute who can make the gig.

  • Punctuality
  • Ability to stay still
  • Variety of poses

50% Discount to Dharma Yoga
Free business cards
Substitutes available: in case you are sick
Recommendations to art teachers

We are working on getting discounted bus passes to all guild members.

Open Studios and Art Schools in Austin

AVAA (Austin Visual Arts Association)
Austin Community College

Tips on Becoming an Art Model

Becoming an art model may sound simple. It is; however, to be a good art model and get steady gigs you must do more than just sit down.

First and foremost, arrive on time.

Make sure you have a good planner and keep it on you. Open studios might call you when you're least expecting it.

Have business cards, and have at least two handy at each modeling session you work. Networking is the name of this game.

Have a robe with you, so you can easily change. It's good to have two at minimum.

Try to stretch before the session starts.

Exercise as much as you can at home. Holding beautiful poses sometimes include raising your arms for an extended amount of time.

Be a muse. Pretend you are a graceful ballet dancer, a strong athlete, or whatever comes to mind to help you model. You are there to inspire.

Good luck.