Figure Model Sundays - Afternoon Session - October 8 with Nataliya

  • 8 Oct 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • The Compass Atelier, 11810 Parklawn Dr. in Rockville or via Zoom


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MAA Figure Model Sundays continues!  The Montgomery Art Association and The Compass Atelier are partnering to offer in-person figure model sessions on select Sundays. The 3-hour sessions are moderated but uninstructed, providing artists with focused practice time in the studio. Bring along any drawing or painting media that suits you.

Sessions will include short poses ranging from 2 to 15 minutes, with a final long pose lasting about an hour.  Models usually will be nude or semi-nude unless otherwise indicated in the event details below.  You must be an MAA member to register; however, you may also register a non-member guest as well. All attendees must be 18 years of age or older. 

MAA is offering morning AND afternoon sessions on each select Sunday. Morning sessions are 9:00 am to noon ET; Afternoon sessions are 1:00 pm ET to 4:00 pm ET.  Each session costs $10 per person per session to register.

If you're not yet comfortable joining in person, we also offer a Zoom option.

Upcoming Figure Model Sunday event dates and models for August include:

  • October 1, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Moe 
  • October 8, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Nataliya
  • October 22, 2023 - Morning - Tom; Afternoon - Sheba
  • October 29, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Gazelle

(If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the October 8 Afternoon session only; the October 8 morning session information and registration details are here. Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)


  • Date: Sunday, October 8, 2023
  • Time:  Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm ET - 4:00 pm ET
  • Model: Nataliya (@nataliya_natta on Instagram).
  • Poses: Subject to change.  Tentative pose schedule:  5 x 2 minutes, 4 x 5 minutes, break; 3 x 10 minutes, break; 2 x 15 minutes, break; long pose for remainder of session. Model will be unclothed or wearing light clothing. 
  • Number of in-person participants: 15.   Advanced registration required; no drop ins.  And even once we reach the in-person studio limit, don't worry - you can still attend using the Zoom option (see below).
  • Zoom option: Sign up using the Zoom registrant button; the Zoom link will be sent to you in your confirmation email and in a reminder email the day before.
  • Cost: $10 per session in person or via Zoom. Each session runs for 3 hours. Artists may register for both morning and afternoon sessions on the same day if sessions remain available; the $10 registration fee applies for each session.
  • Cancellation policy: Cancellations three or more days before the session will result in a full refund. The session is nonrefundable (but transferrable to an artist friend) two days or fewer before the session.
  • What to expect: Easels, chairs, and tabourets are available for your use. Please bring all other materials you'll need. Food/drink is permitted. Sinks/restrooms are available. Models and participants should be up to date on Covid-19 vaccinations. Face masks are optional; decisions by models or artists to wear face coverings will be respected. In the spirit of community, all artists are asked to help put away equipment at the end of the session.
  • Photos/screenshots: This model permits photos/screenshots. $10 fee is payable directly to the model in cash or via Venmo.
  • Gratuities: If after the session you were pleased with the model's work, we strongly encourage you to provide a modest gratuity if you're able. Gratuities can be provided in cash in person or via Venmo.
  • Getting there: The Compass Atelier is in the Artists & Makers Studios building at 11810 Parklawn Road in Rockville, MD. A large free parking lot is behind the building.
  • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at

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