The Anatomy of the Figure (six-session online workshop)

Anatomy is the grammar of the human body. In this online class, students will learn the language and form used to describe the figure starting from the bones and ending with the muscles. Through demonstrations and lectures, we will discover how medical and artistic approaches to anatomy can benefit us as artists to draw from memory and invent lighting situations accurately.

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. 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 Wednesday, Dec. 2.

What you will learn:

  • Students will have a greater fluency in the functions and forms of bones and muscles of the human body

  • Students will learn the history and importance of the study of anatomy

  • Students will understand how to extrapolate information from surface detail for greater accuracy in rendering the figure

Required supplies:

  • 1 9”x12” sketch pad (spiral bound preferred)

  • 1 18”x24 Strathmore drawing pad

  • Range of graphite pencils (2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B)

  • A pack of colored pencils

  • Soft vine charcoal sticks

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Staedtler eraser

  • 12” metal ruler

  • Your favorite artistic anatomy book (the instructor will supply additional anatomical resources)