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Course Description

This course is designed to improve your concept and understanding of the human figure by studying the underlying skeletal and muscular structure and how it affects surface appearance. 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. You will gain an improved sense for observation, proportion, perspective, planes, structure, volume, weight, space and clarity of articulation, as well as for the visual dynamics of body movement and resultant formal changes.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Note: During this period of remote learning, access to a computer or other digital device is essential for attending lectures, demonstrations and critiques.  Students who are taking courses in digital media must have access to a computer, and will be asked to purchase a student license to the Adobe Suite.  Tufts is making these licenses available at a greatly reduced price.  Adobe software is not only essential for your courses, but is essential to almost any design or illustration practice. By purchasing this software, you will be able to access it on your own computer at your convenience.  Instructions on purchasing and downloading the software will be sent to you before classes begin.