Guidelines for the Artist, School, or Workshop

We recommend the following guidelines for schools, workshops, and artists:


  • While each model is free to negotiate  their own rates, the   standard rate is currently a minimum of $22 per  hour with 3 hour minimum.
  • Cancellation Policy – If you cancel with  less than 24 hours   notice, it is customary to pay your model in full, as they could have booked another job instead with more advance  warning.
  • Please avoid having non-artist guests in the room while the model is on the stand.
  • A clean environment is always appreciated.
  • No inappropriate behavior or sexual harassment.
  • Explicit permission from the model is required for any photography, even reference shots. Understand that it is  customary for the model to   charge a fee for such shots.
  • It is standard to offer a higher hourly rate for costume work, as   the model will have extra preparation work and there  may be costs involved.
  • Please have heaters and fans available for your  model; you’ll get a higher standard of work out of them when they are  comfortable.
  • It is customary for models  to pose for 20-25 minutes, with a 5 to 8 minute break in between sets. It is also customary to provide one ten- to fifteen-minute break for every 3 hours worked.