Applied Anatomy Art Clinic

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.

Upcoming Applied Anatomy Art Clinics

Session 1: Thursday, January 12 – February 2, “All About the Torso” REGISTER HERE

Session 2: Thursday, February 23- March 16, “Head and Neck” – REGISTER HERE

This is an intermediate to advanced level Art Clinic.

Applied Anatomy, “All About the Torso” – REGISTER HERE

January 12 – February 2, 2023

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 2-4 are spent working from the life model applying our new knowledge into practice. Students are encouraged to work in charcoal, pencil, or conte crayon.

Note This Class Incorporates Nude Models


All About the Torso – Schedule of Classes:

Class 1) January 12- Introduction to the Torso, lectures on skeletal structure and major muscle groups

            Exercise: Breaking Down the Figure from 2D images

Class 2) January 19 – Working from the live model, focus neck, shoulders, and shoulder blades

Class 3 January 26 – Working from the live model, focus pectoral muscles and spine  

Class 4) February 2 – Working from the live model, abdominal muscles, hips

Applied Anatomy,Neck and Head” – REGISTER HERE

February 23 – March 16, 2023

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.


Neck and Head Schedule of Classes:

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

            Exercise: Breaking down the planes of the portrait

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

Class 3 March 9 – Working from the live model, simplifying the hand

Class 4) March 16– Working from the live model, hand continued

Applied Anatomy 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 Spring 2023

Session 1: Thursday, April 12 – May 3 “Arms and Hands”

Session 2: Thursday, May 10 – 31, “Legs and Feet”