Anatomical life drawing

Course Dates: 26/06/20 - 10/07/20
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Andrea Voisey

Discover the extraordinary construction of the human body. Working with a life model to demonstrate the structures and the movements of muscles and bones. Anatomy is often key to understanding and depicting the body. For those with some drawing experience.


What is the course about?

Anatomy is an often neglected but significant element to figure drawing. This course aims to give you a basic grounding in anatomical structure to enable you to use this knowledge to inform your drawings of the figure. The emphasis will be on observing how movement and rotation affect surface forms of the body and attempting to work this knowledge into your drawing practice.

What will we cover?

- Proportion
- Rotation
- Weight & balance
- Uniquely human anatomical characteristics
- How form is dictated by underlying bony structures
- How form is dictated by underlying muscle and fat.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Identify and sketch out the major superficial structures of the body
- Better understand proportion, rotation and balance
- Examine the underlying behaviour of muscle tissue in response to shifts in posture and activity
- Begin to produce life drawings with a more informed eye for human anatomy.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You are not expected to have any previous experience of studying anatomy, although experience of drawing from the life model would be useful. You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions and also be able to take short written notes to support demonstrations and hand-outs. You will be invited to take part in group discussions, mainly in the form of “show and tell”.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Practical work in the studio, with some demonstration by the tutor. Individual tutoring with regular feedback and some brief discussion in the group.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All materials are included.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Your tutor will discuss progression to further courses, such as life drawing or painting, or other drawing or visual art options, during the final session.


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The tutor put all her energies into giving whole group and individual tuition. Her knowledge of the subject was excellent.
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It’s very well taught and structured
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 14/07/2019)
A good course for people who take their drawing skills seriously and want to improve.
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Course Code: VH892

Fri, day, 26 Jun - 10 Jul '20

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £249.00
Senior fee: £199.00
Concession: £152.00

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