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Anatomy of the Skeleton for Life Drawing

This course is designed to improve your concept and understanding of the human figure by studying the underlying skeletal structure and how it affects surface appearance. This is the first of a two-part study; the musculature is the focus of the spring course. Class meetings will include observations and drawing from the model (gesture and long pose), illustrated lectures, the skeleton plaster casts, occasional slide lectures and more. Homework is required (one hour per week minimum). Anatomy study is best suited for students who have had at least a beginning course in drawing.

Supply List
● 18” x 24” sketch pad
● Clipboard that can accommodate 18x24 paper
● Graphite pencils and eraser
● Graphite stick
● Recommended Anatomy for Artist book

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