Naturism promoted at KMITL university

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.

The event was opened by a speech by Dr. Antika Sawadsri, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Art, and Design, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand - seated to the right at the table. To the left the naturists are waiting for the modeling session to begin.

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.

The head of the organising working group explained the concept of naturism to the students and their teachers.

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.

Disraporn "Dao" Yatprom explained about how the Naturist Association Thailand was established in 2007 and gradually expanded to its current size of hundreds of members and a handful of resorts accessible only for members of Naturist Association Thailand or associated international naturist organizations.

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.


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  1. Glad to hear it was an unequivocal success, so much so that a repeat is likely.
    As at the drawing sessions at Barefeet it is interesting to see how very different the artists’ styles are, and indeed how differently they select their motifs, ranging from drawing the entire scene to individual models to various body parts and details. Case in point is the striking drawing/painting of a penis, which is surprising in that usually it seems many (most?) artists seem to avoid that part or just sketch it out without much detail. This one on the other hand focuses exclusively on that part and I find incredibly well done.
    Congrats to all for the success, and looking forward to hopefully be able to participate next time!