Guided by Crystal Palmer
Saturday, February 22nd
Beginner/Intermediate Level. Ages 13+
In Anatomy for Figure Drawing, students will learn how to recognize and understand the underlying anatomy of the human form, and how to effectively translate that onto paper. This knowledge will help the artists to create more realistic, convincing figures in their artwork.
We will begin the class with an overview of skeletal and muscular anatomy, with an emphasis on physical structure and proportion. This will be followed by a more in-depth exploration of both the body as a whole, and its more detailed features, such as hands, feet, and faces. We will then discuss shorthand techniques for accurately recreating these physical structures on paper. Finally, we will practice our observation and drawing skills as we sketch from a live model (clothed in a leotard).
A solid understanding of anatomy and figure drawing is the single most effective way for artists to take their figural work to the next level. There is no better practice for artists than drawing from life, and understanding anatomy makes that practice infinitely more productive.
Anatomy for Figure Drawing- Saturday, February 22nd 3-5pm
- Drawing paper or Sketchbook
- Basic pencil sketching set (pencils, eraser, sharpener)