To replace veteran models who are no longer available, the Camden Life Drawing group is seeking a few men and women, age 18 to 100, to model occasionally throughout the year (but not during July or August).

This is a long-established, co-ed, adult group that includes both amateur and professional artists. There is no instruction given the artists. Candidates for modeling need not be experienced models; guidance or instruction can be provided.

Requirements are punctuality and reliability; enthusiasm about art; comfort modeling nude; and ability to follow instruction. All body types accepted. Physical fitness is a plus, as models need to hold poses for two to 20 minutes.

The group meets in a pleasant, well-lit, heated, private venue with a kitchen and men's and women's restrooms. Ample parking is at the door. The group meets Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Camden Lions Club, near the middle school/bus barn. The door opens 5:30 to 5:45 p.m.; models need to arrive five to 10 minutes before 6 p.m. to set up. Sessions end promptly, and payment is $50 per session.

Third-party referrals are welcome; reward for a successful referral is two free life drawing sessions as a "drop-in" for person referring or a friend, value $42. The autumn series begins Sept. 14, and models will be scheduled soon. Candidates should contact David Blanchard at or 236-6468 (leave a message).

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