Drawing the Figure: An Anatomists Approach
Every Wednesday from 3rd July to the 24th July
6.30 - 8.30pm
A four week drawing class focussing on surface anatomy with UEA medical school anatomy technician Charlie James. For this class all models will be in sportswear.
Before the first class, for a recap and overview of the skeleton before starting on the lower limb, please come to class at 6pm on Wednesday 3rd July.
Week 1: The Lower Limb
Identify the major forms in the leg and construct drawings of it, then study, name and complete drawings of the muscles of the lower limb.Use knowledge of these structures to refine your drawings.
Week 2: The Head and Trunk
Identify the major forms of the trunk and study how the ‘boxes’ of the head and trunk relate to each other in different poses.Study the muscles that connect and cover these structures and use knowledge of these to refine your drawings.
Week 3: The Upper Limb
Identify the major forms of the arm and construct drawings of it.Study, name and complete drawings of the muscles of the upper limb. Use knowledge of these to refine your drawings.
Week 4: The Body in Movement
Discuss the major movements of the body and the physical focus of these. Study the theory of how muscles work and change shape in movement. Apply this to the figure and our drawings. Study how different poses affect the position and presentation of the body.
Tutor: Charlie James
Charlie James is an anatomist and artist based in Norwich.
After completing a BSc in Human Anatomy at the University of Liverpool, he went on to gain his MSc in Medical Art at the University of Dundee. Since 2014 he has worked at the University of East Anglia.
and is currently employed as a Lecturer in Anatomy, a job which allows him to indulge his passions for science, art and education. As part of his work at UEA, he regularly runs workshops on anatomy and art, most notably as part of the Norwich Science Festival.
His art is largely figurative, exploring ideas of identity, morphology and mark-making. Working primarily in pencil and oils, he aims to apply a scientific scrutiny in order to capture the humanity of his sitters. His work has been shown in several exhibitions including NCA16, Kaleidoscope and most recently Interpret; a collaboration with poet Ross McGivern at Nunnsyard.
3rd July to the 24th July - Drawing the Figure: An Anatomists Approach
To book your place please fill in the course booking form (available for download on the courses page).
Return it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by post or drop into reception at Anterous Foundation, 11-15 Fye Bridge Street, Norwich NR3 1LJ.