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New York Academy of Art uses live animals as models

Art student Ragga Thorgrimsdottir drawing a red kangaroo named Lulu during art class at the New York Academy of Art in TriBeCa on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Photo Credit: J. Conrad Williams Jr.

At the New York Academy of Art in TriBeCa, live animals are the models for drawing classes.

On a recent Tuesday, students got to work using ink, pencil and oils to capture a squirrel monkey, owl monkey, falcon, Eurasian eagle owl and kangaroo.

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