Online Figure Drawing during COVID-19 pandemic
Teaching from home studio during COVID-19 pandemic
En plein air
Meetup Event at PCA&M
UAG maker event
Lighting the model workshop
Betsy Standing Pose
Betsy and David duo pose
Bricolage Bazaar Immersive Pod 2018
Set for LOA reference pose shoot
David figure reference photography
CCBC Continuing Education Class
Metta Figure Drawing Workshop
Duo Pose by Keira Grant
|Experienced With||Teaching engagements, Speaking engagements, Public art, Performances, Lectures, Leading workshops, For-hire services, Commissions, Collaboration|
Betsy and David are figure models who provide open studio figure drawing events in the Pittsburgh area. Our goal is to make life drawing accessible to all, regardless of skill level.
Betsy and David Bangley are talented and experienced figure models located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Betsy studied Drawing at the University of Toledo in Ohio; years later she decided to become one of the models she admired during her studies and began working at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Soon, she became known as “Pittsburgh’s smiling model”. Later, she trained her husband to model too. Now she is a seasoned figure modeling instructor and mentor.
This married figure model-team work in universities, colleges, galleries and art centers throughout the Pittsburgh area. Recently, they created an interesting project for figure drawing meetups, Pittsburgh Figure Drawing, where they create events and gather models and artists for unique life drawing sessions. Betsy and David also own a farm out in the countryside that grants not only privacy and comfort for outdoor sessions but also great opportunities to recreate scenes in a great variety of locations.