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Figure On Diversity Spotlights Excluded Identities in the Art Community

Brenna Sheets for The Independent Florida Alligator's The Avenue. June 3, 2021

Figure On Diversity, a figure drawing workshop series devoted to breaking down the boundaries of body exclusivity in the arts, will have its first Gainesville event on Sunday.

Outdated Artistic Norms Get BustEd with Figure On Diversity

Joey Phoenix for Creative North Shore. March 29, 2021

Recently, Figure On Diversity joined up with a UK-based figure drawing organization, Fat Life Drawing, for FOLD, an Online Figure Drawing event featuring three diverse models from Georgia, Massachusetts, and Ohio. In the three hour Zoom session, the figure models posed for more than 165 accounts ranging across international borders from San Francisco to Berlin.

This Organization Is Trying To Diversify Boston's Figure Modeling World

Ariana Lee for WBUR's The ARTery. July 26, 2019

In a classroom in the basement of Lesley University, seven models are holding dramatic poses. Some stand with outstretched arms while others recline on the floor with twisted torsos. After 30 seconds, a facilitator calls out, “Time!” The room fills with movement as everyone finds a new stance.

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