The Faculty of Architecture, Fine Arts and Design of KMITL - King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang - had on Thursday 29 June 2023 invited Naturist Association Thailand to participate in a workshop at the University in Lad Krabang in Bangkok on the initiative of one of the senior members of Naturist Association Thailand.
The event took place on the top floor of the Buranakarn Building where the art students the evening before had redecorated room 411B from being a regular auditorium to be an art studio with tables centered in the middle with vases of dried flowers and a statue of David by Michelangelo in the center.
At 2 PM, the event was opened by a speech of the Asst. Prof. Dr. Antika Sawadsri, Dean, School of Architecture, Art, and Design, KMITL, Thailand mentioning about the expectations he faculty had to a great event. She then gave the word to the head of the working committee who had been instrumental in arranging the meeting and life drawing art session.
He briefly explained what naturism is - and what it isn't - to the teachers and students who had signed up for this special event before giving the word to Disraporn Yatprom, the co-founder of Naturist Association Thailand and owner of the Barefeet Naturist Resort Bangkok. Disraporn "Dao" told the students and teachers about how the naturist association cam about and how it has developed today to a strong and well recognized association of naturists following the non-sexual definition of naturism that is maintained worldwide by the International Naturist Federation.
Then the drawing session started and the naturists who had volunteered for the session, Khun Pat, Khun Goy, Khun Guitar, Elaine, Craig and Gregers started posing along with Khun Dao for the teachers and their students. Each posing session was for 20 minutes, then followed by a ten minute break and then back to the same position for another twenty minutes. The students were told to rotate around the central posing podium, until they had drawn or painted them all. For the students, the work would count towards their exam and if they did not submit it to the professor right away but would like to work some more on the final artwork, they would have to submit it no later than the morning after.
KMITL had ensured that the students who had registered in advance were made well aware of naturist etiquette and among others the students had all deposited their mobile phones until the end of the activity at 4.30 PM. It is likely that the faculty will request a repeat of the session some time in the future.
Below a selection of the outcome is displayed.