What is figure drawing?
To get technical and arty, figure drawing is "a study of the naked form in its various shapes and postures." Having inspired everyone from Michelangelo through to Matisse, figure drawing classes were banned to women until only last century. Think of the Artful Bachelorette as a way to right this injustice…
Do you only do Bachelorette parties?
Be it a birthday, freedom party, reunion, whatever – we love hosting groups that find any occasion to celebrate.
Is it strictly for girls?
All-male groups and mixed groups are more than welcome.
So that means gay parties?
Does it matter if we can't draw?
No! It's not about being Picasso – just expect to learn a little and laugh a lot...
Who runs this company?
Fleur Childs, an Australia artist and entrepreneur who has lived in New York for years. Back Down Under, these parties are the most popular way for ladies to celebrate their bachelorette's celebration.
When do you run classes?
We can accommodate classes any day of the week. However Saturday afternoon and early evenings are by the far the most popular times, so we recommend booking for these times as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Will it just be us or do other groups participate?
It will only be your group.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
In order to secure your booking you will need to pay a non-refundable $300 deposit.
Is there a minimum or maximum group size?
There is no minimum or maximum number of participants. However there is a minimum charge, which is the equivalent of a group size of 12.
Are the models really, really cute?
Is the model completely naked?
He will be. However if you feel it will make you more comfortable, we can convince him to wear his underwear.
Do we get to keep our drawings?
You can take your drawings with you, or we'll happily collect them and post them to you free of charge.
What happens during the class?
As the class starts, fun music will be playing, aprons are handed out and we provide each guest with a complimentary glass of bubbly. Throughout the class, our professionally trained teacher will run fun activities that allow the group to relax and find their inner-artists. Nobody needs to know how to draw. There is a break midway through the two-hour session, which is a great opportunity to enjoy the cheese plate. Please note the “Your Place” package does not include food or drinks.
Can we photograph the model?
At the end of the class there will be a photo session with the model. Should you wish to take photos during the class, we ask that you hand the camera to the teacher, who will happily take the pic for you. This is how we ensure our model feels comfortable.
Are there any age restrictions?
21+ for anything but private venues.
Should I invite my mother/aunt/grandmother/future mother-in-law/etc?
We hope you do. The Artful Bachelorette has come to New York to provide a tasteful alternative that makes everyone feel comfortable.
Do you do bespoke packages?
These are our second favorite kind of package. Contact us on +1 (646) 470-1760 and we'll make it happen.
Are tax and tips included?
Tax is fully included. Our models and staff are well compensated, however they are also very professional and charming. So tipping is never expected and always appreciated. There is a 3.5% service fee added to cover the cost of Square's fees as of July 1st 2018.
How do you pay on the day?
We accept cash and all major credit cards. We request that our customers pay as a group.
Can I work for the Artful Bachelorette?
Be it as an art teacher, or an artfully handsome model, we are always looking for professional, fun and skilled members to join our ever growing team. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, with a cover letter and CV.
Due to the nature of our events, we request that you cancel at least 48 hours before a scheduled party to avoid paying for the full balance of the party. This gives us the opportunity to cancel the staff and venue*. Please email in writing your cancelation. If you have to cancel your class, we offer you a credit to your account for the $300 deposit, if you cancel before the 48 hours, but do not offer refunds. You may use these credits towards any future class within 12 months. However, if you do not cancel prior to the 48 hours, you will lose the payment for the class. The owner has the only right to be flexible here.
*Some venues have a 72 hour or more cancelation policy. In this case the client would be responsible for paying for the venue.
Can I get a refund on my deposit?
Unfortunately our deposits are non-refundable. Once your deposit is placed we book in venues, staff and catering. We also book this time and venue, preventing us from booking another event. So our $300 deposits are non-refundable.