The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art


Human Anatomy Through Sculpture with Jim Shoop
Copyright © James Shoop

Using Eliot Goldfinger's Human Anatomy For Artists as a guide, this class will sculpt a skeleton over an armature. This will teach the structure of the bones and important landmarks for muscle attachment.Then we will sculpt the musculature system over the skeleton. This is the best way to gain a fundamental knowledge of proportion, structure and rhythm of the human form. Materials list: Sculpture armature $125 (pre order through Jim or you can bring your own); Chavant oil based clay $11 each (4 blocks needed $44 total).

Limit 10 students.

Winter/Spring Schedule

Day Starting Time Instructor Duration Price
SUNDAYS Jan. 28, 2018 1:00-3:00pm James Shoop 10 weeks $400
Anatomy Through Drawing: Skeleton & Muscles
Copyright © Amber Tritabaugh

This class prepares students to make anatomically-informed figure drawings. Students will learn to see and draw the skeleton and surface muscles through lecture, drawing, games, and hands-on exercises, plus supplementary readings and videos. Using skeletal landmarks, students will place and draw the skeleton and surface muscles on an image of a figure, and develop a shorthand drawing vocabulary for compositional sketches. The class will draw overlays of a figure in front, side and back views, plus a personal choice of a figure in perspective. Appropriate for beginners and advanced students. Students may also wish to enroll in the Monday night figure class to draw studies corresponding to the anatomy class.

Materials List

(not offered during Summer)

Fall Schedule

Day Starting Time Instructor Duration Price
MONDAYS Sep. 11, 2017 5:15-7:15pm Amber Tritabaugh 15 weeks $230

(not offered during Winter/Spring)