Modeling Events

print: Eric Hodges


“Pash makes me want to be a better painter.”

~ Bob Burridge,

painting instructor & artist

Pash is an inspiring model. Very professional with great stamina for holding lovely poses. Some less experienced models need lots of direction, but Pash just knows what to do.”

~ David Shevlino,

painting instructor & artist

“Pash embodies the very essence of muse. Her graceful movement, imagination, and creative spirit bring out the best in all who collaborate with her.”

~ Eric Hodgins, fine print artist

sculptor: Adryanna Ciera

Pash is available to artists for life drawing, gesture, sculpture, or photographic modeling. She also offers customized performances for art show openings and other events. Please inquire for bookings, more info or to be informed about upcoming events that Pash is modeling for.


Life Drawing at Sedona Arts Center

DATES - Mondays, 10AM-1PM, short gesture poses

             - Last Mon of the month, 2PM-5PM, long pose

LOCATION - North Classroom Sedona Arts Center, AZ

COST - $15

DESCRIPTION - Pash hosts and models for these weekly 3 hour groups that are open to all artists. Last Monday of the month includes an afternoon long pose session. Please RSVP for each session. Inquire for more information.

Life Drawing & Lunch at the Waddell’s Studio & Sculpture Garden

DATE - May 13, 2019

TIME - 10am-1pm

LOCATION - Waddell Property, Cornville, AZ

COST - $25

DESCRIPTION - This is a second special field trip to the Waddell’s for the Monday life drawing group that regularly meets at Sedona Arts Center. Pash will dance into poses with the life-sized sculptures of Master Sculptor, John Waddell on the Waddell’s property in Cornville. Afterwards, BYO sack lunch and take a wander among the sculptures and artwork of John and Ruth Waddell. RSVP for directions and items to bring.

Life Drawing & Lunch on Oak Creek

DATE - May 27, 2019

TIME - 10am-1pm

LOCATION - Private Property, Village of Oak Creek, AZ

COST - $15

DESCRIPTION - This is the second special field trip to a magical property on Oak Creek for the Monday life drawing group that regularly meets at Sedona Arts Center. Pash will pose around the water while artists draw from along the creekside. Afterwards, BYO sack lunch and maybe take a swim! RSVP for directions and items to bring.

Figurative Painter’s Retreat with Robert Burridge

DATE - June 26-28, 2019

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

COST - $425

DESCRIPTION -  Learn how to paint the freestyle abstract figure using drawing, painting and collage. Pash will model for the fifth year for this figurative painter’s retreat with Robert Burridge. This year, for the first time, there will be a show of students’ work created in the workshop on the evening of the 26th. See Burridge’s website or Sedona Arts Center for more information.


Visual Dreaming in the LIfe Studio                 with Stuart Shils

DATE - April 25-27, 2019

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

COST - $875

DESCRIPTION - This workshop approaches working from “life” through the graphic priorities of “painting” as opposed to anatomy. The “model” will serve as a shifting and relative point of reference, with focus on the artists‘ response to visual possibilities in the room. Themes will embrace the fluid composition, observational clirity, and improvisation informed by color.  See  Shils’ website or Sedona Arts Center for more information.

Sedona Arts Festival - Draw-a-thon

DATE - October 13, 2018

TIMES - Saturday, 10:00am - 1:00pm

LOCATION - Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd, Sedona

COST - $20 advance/ 2 tickets, includes entry to both days or $5 + $12 per person for festival entry

DESCRIPTION - Pash and guest model/dancer Mark Stevens will contact dance into poses that attendees can watch or draw during this popular yearly festival. Enjoy fabulous art, food, and music! Contact Pash to buy advance tickets. More info here.

Sedona Wine Festival - Paint Out

DATE - September 23, 2018

TIME - 12:00pm - 2:00pm for modeling session

LOCATION - Posse Grounds Park, 525 Posse Grounds Road, Sedona

COST - $35 advance/ $40 door

DESCRIPTION - Pash will pose in a toga with a wine barrel and grapes while 10 Plein Air artists paint. Finished paintings will be judged and available for purchase at this yearly event where you can also taste and buy local wines, enjoy excellent food, and learn about the history of wine, the wine industry and how to enhance your tasting experience. More info here.

Plein Air Paint Out Series at L’Auberge

DATES - June 13, July 18, August 15, Sept. 19, 2018

LOCATION - L’Auberge Creek House, Sedona, AZ

COST - Free + $10 model fee, & $10 for non-members

DESCRIPTION -  Pash will model as characters in various costumes for this open Plein Air Paint Out series on the stunning L’Auberge grounds. Enter your work to be judged and awarded at each event.

“Breath of Fresh Air” Sedona Plein Air Workshop w/ Kevin Macpherson

DATE - May 29-31, 2018

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

COST - $850

DESCRIPTION -  This workshop will illuminate the path to more successful paintings. Demonstrations will break down the complexity of painting to reveal the magical process in simple-to-understand terms. With colorful instruction, investigation will be made into the problem-solving methods of past masters. Daily on-site painting and individual and group critiques, with one session during the workshop painting from the model, which Pash will pose for. See Kevin Macpherson’s websites for more information.

Sculpting a Character Bust with Susan Kliewer

DATE - May 9-11

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

COST - $400

DESCRIPTION -  Working with a master artist you'll move from first principles to nuance and exaggeration and learn to sculpt a convincing female bust. Students will be using oil base clay over a simple armature. The first day you will explore the basic structure of the head and features the second two days you'll learn to work from a live model capturing the specifics of character and expression.  See Sedona Arts Center for more information.

The Figure Revealed: Artists & Muse

DATES - Exhibit: Jan 25 - Feb 5, 2018, 10am-5pm

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona

DESCRIPTION - An Art Exhibit highlighting the work of artists who are regular attendees of the Monday Life Drawing Group at Sedona Arts Center, which Pash is host and model for. The show will include opportunities for the public to experience drawing the figure and to watch live artist demonstrations. Featured during the Opening Reception, will be live contact improvisational dance inspired poses that the public is invited to sketch during a “draw-a-thon.” Attendees will be provided with paper and pencils. Pash and guest Mark Stevens will offer 5 minute, “quick gesture” poses, that will be based on their work together as performance artists and contact improvisational dancers. Attendees may draw or watch. During the First Friday Closing Reception, some of the artists, including Jim Joseph-Mendel, Charles DeLay, Patty Miller, and Greg Evans, will offer live drawing demonstrations based on the contact dance poses. More detailed info on the Art of Pash Facebook page.

Drawing Form in Space with Kurt Wenner

DATE - May 17-19, 2016

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

COST - $650

DESCRIPTION -  Kurt Wenner is best known for his street art. In this workshop, participants will learn that the fundamental language of classical drawing is available to and that this understanding will strengthen and inform all work in any medium or with any subject matter. Pash will model on the last day. See Wenner’s website for more information.

Figurative Painter’s Retreat

The Speakeasy Salon

with Robert Burridge

DATE - October 26-30, 2015

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

DESCRIPTION -  Learn how to paint the freestyle abstract figure using drawing, painting and collage. This class will have the additional theme of classics 1920‘s speakeasy atmosphere with an exploration of random acts of vintage clothing. Pash will model for this figurative painter’s retreat. See Burridge’s website for more information.

Life Drawing at North Bend Studio

DATE - April 13, 2015, 6:30-9PM

LOCATION - 1124 N Main St. Ste. C,

Old Town Cottonwood, AZ

COST - $10

DESCRIPTION - Bring a potluck item to share and enjoy drawing while Pash models for this open, bi-monthly group. Inquire for more information.

Searching for Solid Ground

DATE - April 3, 2015

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona

DESCRIPTION - Opening reception for “Searching for Solid Ground,” an art show for artists Rose Moon and Cathy Gazda. This show is an artistic exploration of life, and the wondrous ways we seek equilibrium and peace while facing the challenges of an ever-changing reality. Pash will offer a movement and dance interpretation of the theme.

The Head Examined w/Catherine Kehoe

DATE - March 9-13, 2015

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

DESCRIPTION - Pash will model for this workshop where a reductive approach will be taken to paint the head. Simple, accurate shades of color and value will be experimented with to achieve true likeness. For more info, see Catherine Kehoe.

Life Drawing at The Art Room

DATE - Saturday, May 17, 2014

LOCATION - The Art Room, Old School House, Jerome, AZ

DESCRIPTION - Pash will offer short and long poses for this open group. Inquire for more information.

Activating Negative Space with Vince Fazio

DATE - June 24-27, 2013

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

DESCRIPTION - Participants will learn to use drawing, collage and painting to create images that are both representational and dynamically abstract. During the last two days Pash will model the figure, which will be integrated as an element of a composition rather than a complete "subject matter" in itself. See Vince Fazio’s websites for more info.

Drawing Crash Course II

with Vince Fazio

DATE - February 17-26, 2014

DESCRIPTION - This course will explore the positive/negative space relationships that when combined with value pattern create interesting composition. It will start with charcoal and white conte on toned paper and a still life motif, followed by work with the figure, which Pash will model for. If you want to improve your painting - take this course. All materials included.

See Vince Fazio’s website for more info.

“Unsettled Bodies” at The Phoenix Center for the Arts

DATE - May 3, 2013, 6-9PM, 2013

LOCATION - Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ

DESCRIPTION -  Pash will offer a performance art piece for this showat the Phoenix Center for the Arts, where artists from all disciplines are invited to examine and analyze the human body in unsettling ways. Exhibit runs through May.

Capturing Beauty in Clay Retreat with Susan Kliewer

DATE - April 22-26, 2013

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

DESCRIPTION -  Pash will model for this workshop which will explore figurative sculpture in depth. Students will use oil base clay over a pre-made armature. We will start with gestures and the nude and then arrive at our final pose and complete our sculpture.

Alla Prima Figure Painting w/ David Shevlino

DATE - February 27-March 2, 2012

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center

DESCRIPTION - Pash is a figure model for this class about painting the figure alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to subjects. There will be an initial demonstration, then students will work on their own and learn how to interpret and simplify their subject by seeing it as a series of basic shapes and forms as described by simple masses of color/ light and shadow. For more information see David Shevlino’s website.

Detour after Dark: 

The Mostly Naked Show

DATE - March 19, 2011

LOCATION - The Suncrest Building, Phoenix, AZ

DESCRIPTION -  Pash participates in-masked as the Muse at this showcase of works from the Arizona Print Group, an association of printmaker artists dedicated to the art of unique and limited edition fine art prints. The show is in conjunction with Art Detour, Artlink's annual self-guided tour of downtown Phoenix art spaces.

photo: Vince Fazio

painting: Velinda Palmer

sketch: Gregory Hull

painting: Kate Starling

sketch: Rick Gandolfo

sketch: Kurt Wenner

Drawing: Greg Evans

photo: P.M. Bookgarden

sketch: J, Menzel-Joseph

sketch: Rafael Ramos

photo: Bob Coates

sculpture: Susan Kliewer

photo: Kelli Klymenko

photo: P.M. Bookgarden

sketch: J, Menzel-Joseph

painting: Vince Fazio

sketch: Bob Burridge