This hands-on, intensive two-day course is the only one of its kind in Ireland, and will centre around building an écorché sculpture; écorché meaning “flayed” or “without skin. This is a critical way to gain a concrete, in-depth understanding of artistic human anatomy. Over the two days students will sculpt the skeleton and study the underlying structures of the human body using modelling wax upon an armature. Then they will study the main forms and relationships between them, the joint types and the skeletal mechanics of the body, before moving on to the muscular system that create the outlines and forms we see every day. Through this fascinating exploration into human anatomy students will partake in a study of design, form and function.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be left with an expanded knowledge of anatomy in three dimensions and most importantly a system of study to fuel future interest in the subject. The course is critical for painters, sculptors, illustrators, and digital artists and medical practitioners who want to better understand the human form.
Dates: 24th – 25th August | 31st Aug – 1st Sept | 7th – 8th Sept
Times: 9am – 6pm
Location: The Drawing Studio, 74 Merrion Square South, Dublin 2
Artistic Anatomy Workshop at The Drawing Studio, Dublin