Obviously, there is nothing wrong with life classes for artists and their use for designers is worth exploring if it helps in developing their skills. However, I can find no relevance in having pictures of naked women and a front cover with two men leering at a naked body (NCE 11 April).
Not everyone working in the industry would feel comfortable with drawing naked bodies and the quote 'this was more interesting than learning how to draw a bowl of fruit' would not apply to all members of our profession, especially certain ethnic minority groups or younger female students or graduates.
This is against equal opportunity policy. The important message should have been that art classes improved designers' skills, not that drawing naked women improved these skills.
Janice Windle, Janice.Windle@arup. com