Sketching Nudes Becomes Popular Pastime In Pubs

(CBS SF) – Pubs in Britain are hosting more than quizzes and rowdy soccer fans. A growing number of bars are offering patrons to work on their art skills, by offering life drawing classes.

According to The Washington Post, patrons usually pay five pounds (about $8) for the opportunity to draw a nude model. Pencils and paper are included, but drinks cost extra.

“So many different pubs do it all over London,” Andrew Crayford, one of the models told the Post. “More and more are springing up all the time.”

More than a hundred pubs in London alone are offering life drawing. The classes started growing in popularity after London banned smoking in pubs several years ago. Life drawing has been good for the bars and for the models, which make about $23 an hour.

No word on if Bay Area bars will offer life drawing any time soon.

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