Following the fairly bizarre experience posing for the group of pupils in the cold dimly lit bar in Manchester my next modelling session shortly after was rather more standard
One of my original emails, when I was searching for opportunities, was to a group run by the WEA near Chester and after a while the coach came back to me and asked me if I could do a session for her on a Wednesday afternoon beginning at 1:00 and running through to 4:00.
While naturism was quite happy to accept the request it did fairly concern me as to whether I had enough expertise to fill that amount of time with enough different poses given that this was a more formal and educational group compared to the previous sessions I'd done.
After an exchange of e-mails the coach and I agreed a rough programme for the session which will start with a string of about five poses of one minute each, followed by two or three standing presents lasting between five and fifteen minutes and a few seated poses lasting around twenty minutes. This would then cause a short break to be followed by just one seated pose lasting for the remainder of the session of about 50 minutes.
beach freedom at least gave me a chance to think about what I should do and also an opportunity to try out a few poses at home while timing myself to find out how long I could hold them. While not necessarily a issue for the seated poses, the more dynamic standing poses can prove difficult and at times even debilitating with arms and or legs held in unusual places for any period of time beginning to hurt or cramp up.
So I turned up at the appointed time on the day and confirmed the planned programme with the tutor and did the session as agreed. The artists, chiefly ladies of a specific age, were all quite nice and were all quite complimentary, which given that this was only my third session, gave me added confidence for the future.
The session should have been a success as, before I left the studio that day, the tutor had requested me to return for two more sessions a month later.
Luckily I had a number of art books and also scoured the net to discover a good amount different poses that I could use, so I managed to fill the sessions satisfactorily.
Since then I've been working with the coach for this particular group on a regular basis and have modeled for nearly twenty sessions. Fortunately there's been beach girl in the artists attending over that time so I've really been able to duplicate a number of the poses more or less as I initially performed them or with only minor variation.)