Without models, clothes would be advertised in limp piles and runways would be used as propeller-plane landing strips. Honor this pivotal industry with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get a Modeling 101 workshop at the La Quinta Inn on North Cornelia Avenue from Fresno Digital Workshops (an $150 value). The class runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 13.
Under the auspices of Fresno Digital Workshops, former model Kelli Torrence teaches aspiring aesthetes how to strut, pose, and beautify like a professional model. The seven-hour Modeling 101 workshop elucidates the industry, enumerates the qualities that a model should have, and imparts hair and skincare tips. Employing her experience as a makeup artist, Torrance demonstrates cosmetic techniques for models, articulating the minor differences between mascara wands and toothbrushes dipped in shoe polish. After studying the arts of mugging for the camera and runway strutting, models-to-be pose for industry photographers, yielding headshots and full-length poses. Pupils will be able to select five retouched photos, good for constructing a portfolio or crafting paper planes to toss at potential suitors.