Artistic Anatomy (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 musculoskeletal system to help artists develop practical strategies to draw the complex relationship of gesture, proportion, and perspective of the figure from direct observation.

Special Notes
This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. Within 48 hours of registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.

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 Friday, May 28.

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 – 11×14

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

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Terracotta/sanguine colored pencils