Visualizing and Drawing Anatomy Workshop

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June 6, 2016 to June 27, 2016
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Fine Arts

June 6-27, 2016


Mondays, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029
$240 for Fellows, Members, Friends, students, and seniors; $280 for general admission. Maximum 8 people.

This four-week workshop utilizes live models as well as anatomical illustrations from the New York Academy of Medicine’s historical collections to teach participants to look beneath the skin of the human body and draw the structures and tissues giving the body its shape and character.

Each class starts with an exploration of body parts and systems in the Academy’s Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room. Afterwards, Willberg will draw musculoskeletal structures on a live model so that students may practice visualizing and drawing the skeleton and muscles of a living body.

This is not a figure drawing workshop. Our focus will be on visually locating and rendering the anatomy of the body on the page in order to enhance (figure) drawing skills. All skill levels are welcome.

Participants should bring a sketchpad and drawing implements of their choice. Handouts are provided. Homework assignments will be given to participants wanting further practice of these skills.


About the Workshop Leader:

Kriota Willberg writes, draws, needlepoints, and performs about body-oriented sciences. She teaches or has taught anatomy, pathology, drawing, and massage in a variety of colleges and studios littered around the country. Her blog, thecinematologist examines medical themes through the lens of Hollywood films. Kriota has studied stage combat and worked as a researcher for a Hollywood screenwriter. During a twenty-odd-year career as a massage therapist she has worked on everyone from cancer patients to the New York Giants football team. She works as a massage therapist at the Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Contact Info: 

Emily Miranker, MA
Team Administrator/Project Coordinator

212.822.7301 office

The New York Academy of Medicine

1216 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY 10029

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