WSP 393 — Art and Anatomy: The Human Hand
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Oct 31—Nov 7
Time: 10:00 am—12:30 pm (PT)
Drop Deadline: Oct 24
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Instructor(s): Lauren A. Toomer, Bruce Fogel
Live Online(About Formats)
10:00 am—12:30 pm (PT)
Oct 31—Nov 7
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Lauren A. Toomer, Bruce Fogel
In this two-day workshop, students will learn to draw and capture the anatomical beauty of the human hand. Based on the Art & Anatomy courses for Stanford medical students, this workshop is a unique opportunity to explore the human body with the eye of an artist. We will begin with an overview of the historical, anatomical, and fine art practice of medical illustration, along with an introduction to the terminology of art and anatomy. Then, as the instructor demonstrates the practice, students will draw along with the instructor, step-by-step, on paper. During the remaining class time, students will work on their own drawings of hands. Plastic models, dry bones, cadaveric specimens, and digital images will be our models as we explore traditional and contemporary drawing techniques for representing the internal and external structure of hands, perhaps even honing our own individual style. The instructor will provide direct feedback and guidance as we work, encouraging students to practice mindfulness, patience, maintaining an open perspective, and creativity. Students will leave the workshop with an understanding of the basic drawing process and of anatomical depiction.
No prior experience is required.