Anatomy For Artists

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Course code: B52A

Learn how to draw figures in a realistic manner. This course will take place at Stoke Lodge.

When and where


From 02 Nov 2021 to 30 Nov 2021
Tue 18:30-21:00

5 weeks

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02 Nov 2021

18:30 to 21:00

09 Nov 2021

18:30 to 21:00

16 Nov 2021

18:30 to 21:00

23 Nov 2021

18:30 to 21:00

30 Nov 2021

18:30 to 21:00


Stoke Lodge
Stoke Lodge Centre
Shirehampton Road
Stoke Bishop

with Andy Gray


Fees and concessions

The total charge is £88. The full (undiscounted) tuition fee for this course is £88, the concession rate is £53. Please note that concession rates are subject to proof of eligibility.


This course will provide you with an understanding of simplified anatomy for the human form. You will be able to draw the body correctly in proportion and understand how it moves in three dimensions. <span style="font-weight: bold;">This course will take place at Stoke Lodge.</span>

What can students expect?

Effective methods of creating a dynamic image will be shown through demonstrations followed by exercises, allowing you to try for yourself and produce competent drawings using a range of photographic reference and three-dimensional anatomical models provided. By exploring the weight and gestures within a variety of poses you can then begin to develop a more expressive and unique drawing style. Your understanding of anatomy can be applied to many other practices, such as life drawing, portraiture, illustration, animation and sculpture. <span style="font-weight: bold;">This course will take place at Stoke Lodge.</span>

Late starters allowed?

Yes, but this is a short course, so it is best to join by week 2.

Previous experience required?

Only a basic level of drawing/painting required.

What is the progression route?

Advanced anatomy courses, Life drawing sessions.

Are there any extra costs?


Work set between sessions?


What should students bring?

• Cotman watercolours, affordable good quality and consistent colours in either pans or tubes depending upon your own preference. The demonstrations and exercises will use the follow colours throughout:

A similar basic set of watercolours will suffice.
*Lemon Yellow hue
*Cadmium Yellow hue
*Cadmium Red hue
*Permanent Rose
*Cerulean Blue hue
*Raw Sienna
*Burnt sienna

• Suitable watercolour brushes for A4 scale work.
(Pro Arte Polar, White Nylon brushes are excellent value, three brushes from the range e.g. size 4, 8 and 10)

• Derwent water soluble sketching pencils -
Please note standard grey water-soluble graphite, not any of the other many tinted graphite pencils they offer. (They have a Koala bear on the packaging at the moment!)
Available in tins of six with two each of HB, 4B and 8B.
These are excellent and allow work to continue on top of damp or wet washes of colour beneath.

• A range a drawing pencils (non water soluble) e.g. HB, 4B and 8B

• 30 cm clear plastic ruler

• A3 cartridge paper white. Smooth surface, heavier paper that can take a watercolour wash such as 250 GSM

• Putty rubber

• Pencil sharpener

• Water pot, squat in shape to avoid spillage!

• Suitable palettes on which to mix colours<br>

Teaching method/style?

Demonstrations / exercises and informal discussion.

Equipment Required

See list above.