U of O ends community classes with nude models

Art pencils (KOIN 6 News, file)
Art pencils (KOIN 6 News, file)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – The University of Oregon has put an end to weekly sessions where community artists can sketch nude models.

An administrator says the free Saturday sessions have drawn increasing attention, and the school can’t afford to pay for more security in an “unstructured and un-monitored environment.”

Eugene Register-Guard reports that school officials have declined to say more about the decision.

A leader of what’s known as the Saturday Figure Drawing Group describes the sessions as calm and quiet, so it’s not clear why there’s a concern about safety. The group’s sessions have been held since the mid-1990s.

The school has classes with nude models, but those are for enrolled students and not open to the general public.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s