This class has unfortunately been cancelled.
The human form is a wonder; however, to draw or sculpt it well, requires an understanding of broad anatomical structures, surface anatomy, and how the body moves. The foundation of this seven-week class is to have students of all abilities relax and enjoy the study of these challenges on multiple levels.
Together, the class will review the bones of the skeleton, and will actively participate in learning the movements of the body by actually moving their own bodies. Using clay, students will participate in building the key muscle groups on a skeleton, so they can see and feel the characteristic form of the human body appear as they work. The class will learn muscle attachments and functions only where this is useful to their purposes as artists. In many cases, muscle groups rather than individual muscles will be emphasized in order to keep the broad relationships clear. Students will augment their learning by drawing from a live model.
Facilitator Erika Manning holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston and owns Blue Crow Studio in North Appleton, Maine. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher, Licensed Massage Therapist, and has taught human anatomy and kinesiology classes, as well as expressive and studio arts for over a decade.
Class size: open to 12 students
Cost: $193 members, $235 nonmembers (includes a $25 materials & model fee)
Location: Gamble Education Center
Materials: list provided upon registration