22SPR Elements of Drawing: Anatomy for Artists THR 1:00PM (02/10-05/26)

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Instructor: Chris Page / 13 Weeks / Feb 10- May 26 (No class Feb 24, March 03, April 21) / Thursday / 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Class Size: 6-12

Description: This drawing class will be an introduction to the complex structure of the human form. We will begin by studying the skeleton, and methodically work our way through the major muscle groups of the legs, arms, pelvis, torso and head. Each class will be divided into two parts: part one will be lecture format, consisting of slides, various other media examples, and discussion. The second part of the class we will draw from life to put our new-found knowledge into practice. Completion of beginning drawing is mandatory.

Prerequisites: Completion of beginning drawing is mandatory.


  • Pencils of various hardnesses
    • for graphite, HB, 2B, F, B, H
    • for charcoal, HB or 2B; nothing softer than 2B, or harder than 2H.
      Charcoal sticks are acceptable, however, charcoal pencils will be needed for finer detail work.
    • Brands:
      • Graphite: TomBow, Faber-Castell, Staedtler, Mitsubishi, Blackwing.
      • Charcoal: General’s, Conte.
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Eraser Pencils, standard and fine detail
  • Compact mirror (any hand-held small mirror will do)
  • Plumb line. (These can be made easily by attaching a length of string, 36” or so, to any weighted object, such as a lead fishing sinker or machine nut.
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Utility knife
  • Razor blade
  • Paper: any good-quality brand, such as Strathmore, or Canson. Minimum size: 14”x17”, preferable is 16”x24”, 80lb weight. So-called “Drawing” or “Sketch” paper is ideal. Please stay away from bargain brands, off brands or sizes smaller than 14”x17” and do not buy watercolor (hot or cold press) paper or Bristol. White or Cream colored is best, but if using charcoal, gray or tan toned paper will work. Although cost effective, newsprint is not advisable.
  • Sketchbook - Any smaller 4"x6", 5"x7" portable book will work.

Registration for Adult Classes will start January 17, 2022

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Page, Chris
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Registration Date:
January 17, 2022

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