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"Call for Artists: Step into Leonardo's Shoes... Workshop in Drawing from Human Anatomy Specimens"
2003-01-13 until 2003-02-10
University of New South Wales, School of Anatomy
This 5-day intensive workshop held 2003-02-10 until 2003-02-14
University of New South Wales, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anatomy
Sydney, NSW, AU Australia
improve your life drawing.
The Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales is providing an opportunity for artists to draw and sketch from anatomical specimens. The specimens are embalmed and professionally dissected body parts from people who have generously donated their remains to the University for
The workshops fill a gap in art education under the guidance of artist
Susan Dorothea White and anatomist Dr. Brian Freeman, both experts in their
field. By discovering what is under the skin, participants improve their
skills in rendering the human form.
Topics include muscles, tendons, fascia, joints, bones, movement,
expression, proportion, and perspective. Drawing takes place in a spacious,
well-lit Anatomy Laboratory, with at least five hours drawing per day
interspersed with illustrated talks held in a conference room.
The influence of anatomy throughout art history is discussed with slides of
works by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Rodin, Alice Neel, Hokusai,
aboriginal, etc. Course notes with Susan's drawings are provided.
Personalized teaching is structured for all levels in a non-competitive
atmosphere, with a limit of 18 participants. The workshops have proved
popular among professional artists, sculptors, heads of college art
departments, students, and beginners alike.
Susan Dorothea White exhibits internationally and has work in collections
around the world. Her work is inspired by the human figure and may be
viewed at www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/s/sdwhite. Brian Freeman
is Director of Teaching in the School of Medical Sciences, UNSW and
lectures in Anatomy.
The 5-day Intensive Workshop will be held from 10-14 February 2003. For
registration and advice on accommodation for interstate and overseas
visitors, please contact Lorraine Brooks (Administration), School of
Medical Sciences, UNSW (Sydney), tel +61 2 9385 2464, fax +61 2 9385 2866,
For further information, visit www.leonardosshoes.com