Louisville Magazine

NOV 2018

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 11.18 29 female — though, according to Klotz, the school has a harder time recruiting men. She especially liked the teacher who focused on anatomy, pointing out bone structure, the telltale contours of various muscles. Klotz has a background in bellydancing and a deep love of dance in general, so when the opportunity arose to start dancing in a burlesque group early in college, she took it, and art modeling followed. "I wanted to take away the taboo," she says. "I wanted it to be OK." She has also modeled for classes at Spalding and 21c; one time, she brought in a pet snake as a prop. One thing about nude modeling, according to Klotz: It's boring. The shock of it wears off when you've been standing around for an hour, during which time you should not, under any circumstance, lock your knees — a lesson Klotz learned the hard way. Sometimes, she tries to find something in the room to focus on, but she usually forgoes her glasses, making it impossible to fix her eyes on much of anything. It helps that she can't see students so well; eye contact isn't great for her or them. "I feel more for the students (than myself )," she says, "'cause sometimes this is the first time they've had to draw naked bodies. This is them being around another human when it's basically been ingrained in their mind that it's not OK to be naked. Or to see other people. Or that the jobs that require people to be nude are not good jobs." As an art lover, Klotz sounds a bit like a student when she talks about her experiences modeling. "I love the art community, whether it's dance, music, actual physical painting — whatever it is," she says. "And so I really enjoyed watching the teachers, listening to what they said, watching their progress."

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