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Anatomy for Figure Drawing

Anatomy for Figure Drawing


Tuesdays 6-8:00pm 3/5-4/9

Fee per student: $235

Class description:

This class combines the study of anatomy and life drawing into one! Each session will focus on one area of the figure, highlighting a handful of related anatomical features before observing them in action on the model.

Over years Lacey Lewis has developed a unique method of teaching and studying human anatomy that focuses on a functional understanding of the muscles and bones with clear explanations of their visual importance. She uses a combination of techniques to help students learn the anatomy on the structural level without having to memorize names or medical terms. Understanding the human form on this structural level leads to improved proportion, more dynamic and energetic figures, and will greatly improve drawings done from imagination.

Upon completion of this class, students will have a better understanding of the structure and function of the human figure. Equally as important, students will have a method for continued self-study of anatomy and the figure beyond the 6 weeks of the class.


About the instructor: Instruction is provided by Lacey Lewis, a recognized figurative painter who has been teaching her craft for 10 years. Lewis describes her teaching methods as "Classical Atelier Inspired," combining elements of traditional techniques with more contemporary concepts. She believes that incorporating a variety of philosophies in her teaching gives her students multiple tools to choose from when solving visual problems.

Lewis is sought out for her expertise in painting and drawing the figure but also instructs beginning through advanced students in still life, landscape, and all aspects of realistic drawing and painting. Most work in the studio is done in charcoal or oil paint though graphite, pen and ink, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel are also media of study.