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Anatomical Drawing For Beginners

Anatomical Drawing For Beginners

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
David Price


This course will introduce you to the basics of anatomical structures and the fundamentals of figure drawing. You will work on traditional life drawing skills to create convincing representations of the three-dimensional form of the body. This can be a great challenge.You will learn how to tackle those challenges, and how an awareness of anatomy can help you overcome them. Even a basic knowledge of the forms of the body can make a big difference!

Topics covered

  • Extensive demonstrations of techniques and ideas.
  • Observation skills, measuring, and dealing with light and shade.
  • Tricks and tips for handling proportion and adding depth to your drawings.
  • Drawing from a full size model skeleton, study prepared drawings and diagrams.

Who should take this course?

This course offers direct practical help and a structured approach for those wishing to approach figure drawing for the first time or for those looking to refresh their skills.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

David Price studied at Edinburgh School of Art and the University of Newcastle and has recently completed his an MA in Printmaking at The Royal College of Art. David is a practicing artist. In 2009 he was selected for New Contemporaries. He has a PGCE teaching certificate and over 15 years teaching experience.

To learn more about David, read his interview on the CSM Short Courses blog here.


All basic materials will be provided.

Available dates