Musculoskeletal Gross Anatomy for the Figurative Artist

WITH DAN THOMPSON  |  13 July—15 july, 2018 |  10:00 A.M.—3:00 P.M.

the art students league of New York

Please note: The class meets at Weill Cornell Gross Anatomy Laboratory

525 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065

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Purpose of the course:

This course presents the study of anatomy as a convergence between anatomical and structural drawing. Motivated students of representational art will have unparalleled opportunities for developing detailed anatomical knowledge through their work in Cornell College of Medicine’s anatomy lab, where they will explore the complexities of the body through the study of prosections and cadavers. Prosections are specially prepared human anatomical specimens, wrapped in a damp preservative, as well as plastinated specimens, which allow for the study of deeper and more isolated anatomical structure. Through laboratory drawing, participating students will become more familiar with the manner of interlocking deeper forms– forms which are not typically clear on anatomical models (due to the haphazard ways that art school skeletons are wired together). Ultimately, students will work towards achieving greater anatomical clarity and validity in their drawing studies, which will be applied to creating higher quality figurative work in the visual arts.

3 day workshop

For more information and a materials list, please contact: The Art Students League of NY


Structural portrait drawing

WITH DAN THOMPSON  |  17 July—20 July, 2018 |  9:30 A.M.—4:30 P.M.

cHiaroscuro Atelier

35961 NW 102nd Av. Doral, FL 33178

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Purpose of the course:

This workshop has been created for students of life drawing and portraiture who are motivated to enhance their seeing as they strive to better understand the human figure.  Students will experience a series of lessons, revolving around drawing the head and shoulders, from direct observation.  Using the same pose, the workshop will underscore complimentary drawing techniques that can translate observed phenomena into comprehensive surfaces, informed by structural anatomy.  As the drawings are pushed, nuances will arise from comprehending the tactile nature of organic human form.  The overall exercise is intended to better facilitate a path toward decoding the mysteries of the figure and enhance design decisions in ongoing student drawing from life.

4 day workshop

For more information and a materials list, please contact: Chiaroscuro atelier


Gesture: Achieving Vitality In Oil

WITH DAN THOMPSON  |  18 august—19 august, 2018 |  9:30 A.M.—4:30 P.M.

the art league

105 north union street, Alexandria, va 22314

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PURPOSE OF THE COURSE:

This painting workshop focuses on the ability of participant to capture the sense of energy specific to each pose. All skill levels are encouraged to participate. By means of varying pose lengths (from short to intermediate) the exercises cover the first marks, abbreviations of the pose, longer linear relationships, and the calligraphy. Instructor insights provide a strong foundation upon which to develop more proficient life drawing and painting ability. Model fees are extra. 

2 DAY WORKSHOP

FOR more INFORMATION and a materials list, please contact: The Art league school


drapery In Oil

WITH DAN THOMPSON  |  20 august—22 august, 2018 |  9:30 A.M.—4:30 P.M.

the art league

105 north union street, Alexandria, va 22314

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PURPOSE OF THE COURSE:

This painting workshop teaches drapery as complex still life, interpreted through structural drawing exercises. All skill levels are encouraged to participate. A long pose exercise will be set for the entire three sessions, intended to address tonal relationships in grisaille (although additional colors are welcome). Students explore surface modeling via underlying interconnected organic forms, supported by drawing insights. Instructor demonstrations enable students to interpret drapery in space more convincingly in their future work. 

3 DAY WORKSHOP

FOR more INFORMATION and a materials list, please contact: The Art league school