Anatomy for Artists at Farnsworth
Rockland — Beginning on Saturday, Oct. 6, the Farnsworth Art Museum will present a seven-week drawing class titled Human Anatomy for Artists. It will take place on consecutive Saturdays (through Nov. 17) from 9 a.m. to noon at the museum’s Gamble Education Center at the corner of Union and Grace streets.
Led by Erika Manning, the class will review the bones of the skeleton and will actively participate in learning the movements of the body through using one’s own. Students will participate, using clay, 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.
Manning holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston. The owner of Blue Crow Studio in North Appleton, 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 more than a decade. The class fee is $235, $195 for Farnsworth members, which includes a $25 material and model fee. For more information or to register, call the education department at 596-0949 or visit farnsworthmuseum.org/education.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.