Applied Anatomy Art Clinic

Applied Anatomy Art Clinic – Thursday 10:00 – 12:30pm

General Course Description

Do you need to know every bone?  No.  Muscle?  No.  Join the “Applied Anatomy Art Clinic” and we’ll sift through what is important and what’s deadweight.  These clinics use easy-to-understand instruction to complement our time working from the model.  While each clinic explores a different part of the human body in a four-week burst, artists will find that what they learn in one clinic will be enhanced by other clinics in the series.  Please note there is an additional $30 model fee paid in class.

 

Session 1: Thursday, March 17 – April 7, “All About the Torso” – CLICK TO REGISTER 

Session 2: Thursday, April 21- May 12, “Legs and Feet” – CLICK TO REGISTER 

Session 3: Thursday, May 19 – June 9, “Arms and Hands” – CLICK TO REGISTER 

Session 4: Thursday, June 23- July 14, “Head and Neck” – CLICK TO REGISTER 

Session 5: Thursday, July 21 – August 11, “Gestalt” – CLICK TO REGISTER 

 

About Session 2, April 21 – May 12, “Legs and Feet”

Applied Anatomy Legs and Feet is all about legs and feet! We will go over how our legs attach and work with the pelvis, and how the legs support our torso. We’ll look at the important muscles and bones and discuss ways to effectively incorporate this knowledge into our figure drawings. We’ll spend three of the four days working from the live model, applying our new knowledge into practice. Students are encouraged to work in charcoal, pencil, or conte crayon.

This is an intermediate to advanced level Art Clinic.

Session 2 Schedule of Classes:

Class 1) April 21- Introduction to the Leg and foot, skeletal structure, and major muscle groups

            Exercise: Breaking Down the Figure from 2D images

Class 2) April 28 – Working from the live model, how the thigh attaches to the hip

Class 3 May 5 – Working from the live model, foot and lower leg       

Class 4) May 12 – Working from the live model, foot, knees

 

About Session 3, May 19 – June 9, “Arms and Hands”

Applied Anatomy Arms and Hands is all about arms and hands! We will go over how our arms and shoulders attach and work with torso, and devise ways to simplify those incredibly difficult hands. We’ll look at the important muscles, bones, and tendons, and discuss ways to effectively incorporate the knowledge into our figure drawings. We’ll spend three of the four days working from the live model, applying our new knowledge into practice. Students are encouraged to work in charcoal, pencil, or conte crayon.

This is an intermediate to advanced level Art Clinic.

Session 3 Schedule of Classes:

Class 1) May 19- Introduction to the arms and hands, simplifying the hands into manageable forms

            Exercise: Breaking Down the Figure from 2D images

Class 2) May 26 – Working from the live model, how the arm attaches to the torso

Class 3 June 2 – Working from the live model, simplifying the hand

Class 4) June 9– Working from the live model, hand continued

 

About Session 4, June 23 – July 14, “Neck and Head”

Applied Anatomy Art Clinic: Neck and Head focuses on making the human skull more manageable.  We’ll break down the typical planes of the skull and address the common differences you’ll find when observing different human heads.  We also address how the neck bridges the skull to the torso and we’ll map out the important muscles, bones, and tendons in doing so. We’ll spend three of the four days working from the live model, applying our new knowledge into practice. Students are encouraged to work in charcoal, pencil, or conte crayon.

This is an intermediate to advanced level Art Clinic.

Session 4 Schedule of Classes:

Class 1) June 23- Introduction to the head and neck, simplifying the portrait into shapes

            Exercise: Breaking down the planes of the portrait

Class 2) June 30 – Working from the live model, how the arm attaches to the torso

Class 3 July 7 – Working from the live model, simplifying the hand

Class 4) July 14– Working from the live model, hand continued

 

About Session 5, July 21 – April 7, “Gestalt”

Applied Anatomy Art Clinic: Gestalt, takes knowledge from previous sessions and puts it to work.  Even if you have not attended each/any of the previous Art Clinics, you’ll find that the class invaluable as we address the figure as a whole. Also in this Art Clinic, we’ll develop tactics to funnel the viewers’ attention to specific parts of the body.  Through simplification, massing, and silhouetting specific parts of the body, you’ll decide what parts of the body are stars of the drawing and which are supporting cast.  We will have a model for each of the four days.  Students are encouraged to work in charcoal, pencil, or conte crayon.

This is an intermediate to advanced level Art Clinic.

Session 5 Schedule of Classes:

Class 1) July 21- Introduction to the Torso, lectures on skeletal structure and major muscle groups

            Exercise: Breaking Down the Figure from 2D images

Class 2) July 28 – Working from the live model, focus neck, shoulders, and shoulder blades

Class 3 August 4 – Working from the live model, focus pectoral muscles and spine  

Class 4) August 11 – Working from the live model, abdominal muscles, hips

Materials Pass” is an optional fee that covers all the materials you would need for this Art Clinic class.  For  “Applied Anatomy” the materials pass is $10.  Please note that with Material Pass, you keep your artwork but are leasing the drawing/painting tools (like brushes and palette).  If you select to pay the Materials Pass, please email Jordan Bruns, to let him know.  You can always email with any questions.

 

Supply List 

Pencils 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 6B

Conte Crayon, 2 pack black

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)

Coming in Fall 2022

Session 1: September 1 – September 22, “All About the Torso”
Session 2: September 29 – October 20, “Legs and Feet”
Session 3: October 27 – November 17, “Arms and Hands”