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Applied Anatomy

Applied Anatomy Art Clinic: Torso

By April 8, 2021February 11th, 2024No Comments

Thursdays, January 11 – February 8, 2024, 10:00 – 12:30pm

with J. Jordan Bruns

All about the Torso is well, all about the torso! Our first meeting will go over how arms, legs, and neck fit into the torso, and how the torso bends and tilts. We’ll look at the important muscles and bones and discuss ways to effectively incorporate the knowledge into our drawings. Days 2-5 are spent working from the life model applying our new knowledge into practice. Students are encouraged to work in charcoal, pencil, or conte crayon. Please note there is a $40 model fee for this class.

This is an intermediate to advanced level Art Clinic.

Schedule of Classes:

Class 1) January 11 – Introduction to the Torso, lectures on skeletal structure and major muscle groups

            Exercise: Breaking Down the Figure from 2D images

Class 2) January 18 – Working from the live model, focus neck, shoulder girdle

Class 3 January 25 – Working from the live model, focus upper torso and back

Class 4) February 1 – Working from the live model, abdominal muscles, hips

Class, 5) February 8 – Working from the live model, putting things together

Supply List for Applied Anatomy

Pencils 6H, 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B (optional)

Conte Crayon, 2 pack black (optional)

Vine or Willow (soft) charcoal

2 Extra Large kneaded erasers

White Plastic Eraser

18×24” 300 Series Newsprint Pad Rough (Strathmore brand or similar)

18×24” 400 Series Drawing Pad, 24 Sheets Medium, Strathmore brand or similar (optional for pencil)