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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. A list of supplies is located in the school store in the Torpedo Factory room 217. Model fees are extra.

Covid Policy for Students in this Class

Our current safety protocol requires Proof-of-Vaccination (link to FAQs) 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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