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Artistic Anatomy: Drawing the Figure

Our aim in this figurative drawing workshop is to understand how the movement of the body affects the pose and to practice seeing, understanding, and rendering human form. What is going on beneath the surface of the skin that shapes how we draw the human figure? Why does the body look the way it does in certain poses? With a live model we will explore the movement and motion of the body in order to develop our conceptual and observational understanding of form, structure, and morphology. What is the skeleton doing in a specific pose? Which muscles do we need to be aware of in order to render dynamic movement? How is the body rotating, extending, and flexing and how does this translate into better drawings?

Do you want to make a pose seem more alive? To express dynamic movement? To practice drawing the human figure? This workshop is for you!

Basic drawing materials are required. The supplies and supply lists can be obtained at The Art League Store in the Torpedo Factory, room 217.  The store hours are 11am – 5pm, Monday through Sunday. Call ahead here: 703-548-8127. Model fees are extra.


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

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