INNdulge Palm Springs To Offer Clothing-Optional Artist Retreat

Unlike traditional drawing groups where the model is naked and the artists are clothed, everyone in the studio will be au naturel.

New York-based artist, Shungaboy, invites all would-be artists to get in touch with their creative sides during “Naked Artists & Friends Weekend,” September 29 through October 1, at INNdulge Palm Springs. The gay, clothing-optional resort and the artist will host three fun days under the hot desert sun that include a naked hike in the desert, garment-free yoga, and plenty of time to relax by the pool in your birthday suit.

“All activities are optional, so men can enjoy the weekend at their own pace,” says Shungaboy. “It will also be a judgment-free weekend, meaning weight, fitness level, penis size, and drawing skill don’t matter.”

Photo courtesy of INNdulge Palm Springs

Of course the weekend’s signature activity will be naked figure drawing. However, unlike traditional drawing groups where the model is naked and the artists are clothed, everyone in the studio will be au naturel. As there is no hired model; guests take turns posing for each other. Anyone interested in posing is encouraged to give it a try.

“It’s empowering and a lot of fun!” adds Shungaboy.

Sketchpads and pencils will be provided, though guests are encouraged to bring their own art materials too.

Visit MensNakedDrawing.com/PalmSprings to register for the “Naked Artists & Friends Weekend.” Out-of-town guests can book their rooms at INNdulge.com.

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