Knowledge of anatomy is invaluable for artists who engage the figure. It’s also fun to know more about our bodies, as we live inside them all the time! In this class we dive into major muscles and skeletal features that apply specifically to the artist. We get a little science-y––we look at the origin, insertion and action of the major muscular movers of our joints; we learn anatomical terms and we look at how they are depicted in art, both historical and contemporary. We look at strategies for simplifying and applying them in our drawings as well. We approach the subject through combination of anatomical reference drawings, paintings, photographs, live model, and movement.
In this drawing class you will build an anatomical reference sketchbook, with weekly handouts and drawing assignments. Drawing experience required.
Held over Zoom, through Pacific Northwest College of Art Community Education program.
SCHEDULE: Wednesdays 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Sep 23- Nov 11, 2020
Register at PNCA CE here.
Taught by Sarah F. Burns
Required text: Artistic Anatomy by Paul Richer – Widely available at $15-$25
Book or portfolio of your choice – at least 8.5″ x 11″, could be larger for you to collect and create a personal anatomy guide
Pencils of your choice – HB recommended
Pen of choice – in black and other colors optional.
Optional text: Human Anatomy for Artists by Elliot Goldfinger – widely available at $75.