Anatomy Drawing (Online, six-session workshop)

An understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, and morphology is essential for an artist wishing to accurately interpret and depict the human form. This course will consist of an in-depth analysis of the form and function of the human musculo-skeletal system to help artists develop practical strategies to draw the complex relationship of gesture, proportion, and perspective of the figure from direct observation. This online class is recommended to both figurative painters and sculptors.

Please note: this is a six-session course. Fleisher will be closed on February 21 in observance of President’s Day.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 23rd. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Tuesday, December 7th.

What you will learn:

  • The ability to extrapolate and interpret critical anatomical information from the observed figure

  • A functional understanding of the major musculoskeletal structures of the body

  • A focused and efficient drawing strategies based on anatomical, gestural, and perspectival understanding

Required supplies:

  • Sketchbook for drawings and notes approximately 9×12 to 11×14 inches

  • Selection of graphite pencils: H, HB, B, 2B

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Terra-cotta/sanguine colored pencils