June 6-27, 2016
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.
Emily Miranker, MA
Team Administrator/Project Coordinator
The New York Academy of Medicine
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