Guided Anatomy Studies for Artists

The best anatomy class you will ever take!

Memorize the bones and muscles of the body, find the anatomy beneath the skin, movement and anatomy, drawing principles applied to anatomical forces. Live model, guided participation and homework.

Duration: 13 weekly 3 hour guided morning labs (10 AM - 1 PM)(no lectures), plus orientation meeting  See Calendar

Class Capacity: 15

Prerequisite: Academic Figure I, OR Shape & Gesture Figure Drawing OR previous or concurrent enrollment in Rebecca Alzofon's Figure Drawing class (Wednesday nights) at the Palo Alto Art Center OR Portfolio Review

Fees: $250, plus model fee, which will run $2 - $6 per morning, depending on class size.

Note: Students who enroll in both Guided Anatomy and Advanced Anatomy get "preferred placement". This means that students who sign up for both classes get in before those who sign up for one only. There is one exception: Students who have previously taken "Anatomy Studies" will get "preferred placement" for the class of their choice, even if they enroll in just one of the above classes. Since some students will qualify to bypass prerequisites, and some "preferred placement" students will take just one class, there will be a mix of openings for all classes.

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Class Outline:

  • 1 hr Orientation Meeting
  • Week 1: Gesture: Simplified Skeleton, Measurement & Proportion
  • Week 2: The Deltoid Muscle
  • Week 3: The Buttocks
  • Week 4: External Oblique and Rectus Abdominus
  • Week 5: The Upper Arm: Biceps & Triceps
  • Week 6: The Upper Leg: Quadriceps and Hamstring
  • Week 7: The Upper Leg: The Adductors and Other Muscles
  • Week 8: The Bones of the Lower Leg and Foot
  • Week 9: The Muscles of the Lower Leg and Foot
  • Week 10: The Bones of the Lower Arm and Hand
  • Week 11: The Muscles of the Lower Arm and Hand
  • Week 12: The Head
  • Week 13: The Trunk