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Artistic Anatomical Drawing

Instructor: Rebecca Finelli

In this figure drawing class, students will learn the important anatomy for creating accurate depictions of the human form that appear grounded in space. Students learn to recognize anatomical landmarks on the surface of the body and understand how flesh is built out around those locations. Anatomical structures will be broken down and grouped into basic shapes that can be easily applied to the figure. Students will be taught Robert Beverly Hale’s five eye system of measuring skeletal proportions. An exploration of the figure in classical and Renaissance art and contrapposto poses as they relate to anatomy will be covered. Classes begin with a lecture and drawing demonstration with the majority of time given for students to work from a live model and receive instructor feedback. Model fees are extra. Students need to purchase supplies for this class. A list of recommended supplies must be picked up from the School Store located in room 217 of the Torpedo Factory.

Covid Policy for Students in this Class

Our current safety protocol requires Proof-of-Vaccination to attend this class. The classroom is equipped with HEPA/UV-C air cleaners. Masks are required until the current situation changes.

We follow all Covid Safety protocols on the national, state, and local levels for onsite activities and monitor Alexandria’s conditions.

In-person classes are held when Alexandria sustains thresholds of:

—the Daily New Case Rate at or below 25.0 per 100k; with

—the Covid-19 Infection Rate at or below 1.10; and

—the Positive Test Rate is at or below 10% or below

Most supplies and supply lists may also be obtained at The Art League Store in the Torpedo Factory, room 217.  The store hours are 11am – 5pm, Wednesday through Sunday. We offer curbside pickup at The Art League Store, allowing our customers to buy over the phone or online and then drive to our location at 105 North Union Street (or “curb”) to pick it up, without having to leave your car. Call ahead here: 703-548-8127. We offer a price-matching guarantee to our customers based on the advertised price for a specific product. If a rival offers the same product for a lower advertised price, The Art League Store will match the lower price.

For more information, contact The Art League School at 703-683-2323.

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