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WSP 393 — Art and Anatomy: The Human Hand

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Saturdays
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
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $245
Instructor(s): Lauren A. Toomer, Bruce Fogel
Limit: 15
Status: Closed
Please Note: Some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
Live Online(About Formats)
10:00 am—12:30 pm (PT)
Oct 31—Nov 7
2 days
Drop By
Oct 24
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Lauren A. Toomer, Bruce Fogel
Please Note: Some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
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.

Lauren A. Toomer, Lecturer in Art Practice; Lecturer, Anesthesia, Preoperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford

Lauren A. Toomer develops and instructs art and anatomy-based courses and programming at the Stanford School of Medicine and School of Humanities and Sciences. Her focus is on the field of medical humanities, with an emphasis on art and anatomy, and what it teaches both future medical practitioners and artists about the human dimension. She received an MFA in art practice from Stanford.

Bruce Fogel, Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Anatomy, Department of Surgery, Stanford School of Medicine

Bruce Fogel develops, directs, and teaches undergraduate, medical school, and outreach courses at Stanford. He emphasizes the clinical relevance of anatomy as it pertains to the treatment of traumatic and pathological conditions.