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Anatomical Drawing - Intermediate

Anatomical Drawing - Intermediate

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Jennifer Crouch


Using simple forms to break down complex information, you will explore in depth the relationships between the skeleton and the major muscle groups, and ways of applying such knowledge to create convincing and expressive figure drawings.

Historically, anatomical knowledge of the human figure has been a key element in the traditional techniques used in European painting and drawing. It is an essential field that remains relevant and is used by animators and illustrators working today.

Topics covered

  • Working from the life model, prepared drawings and examples, the course will help you develop the skills and confidence needed to tackle a range of drawing issues.
  • We will explore how to handle volume, tone and structure as well as drawing from memory.
  • Students can develop at their own pace as we explore how an awareness of anatomical structure can help to inform and enliven their drawings of the figure.

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for students with some previous experience who wish to improve their figure drawing.

It is very relevant to those working with or interested in animation, character design, fashion, and illustration.

Level: Intermediate

Entry requirements: Some previous anatomical drawing experience is desirable. Beginners are advised to try our Anatomical Drawing for Beginners short course first.

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

Tutor Description

Jennifer Crouch is a practicing artist specialising in projects exploring art-science relationships. Since January 2011 she has carried out drawing in the Dissecting Room at Saint Georges University, producing illustrations for the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Journal of Sports Medicine. She also runs interdisciplinary workshops in schools and has delivered lectures at various Universities. In 2012 her work was exhibited at the London Design Festival and selected for the Threadneedle Prize Exhibition.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • At least 5 sheets of A2 cartridge paper
  • 10 sheets of ordinary A2 newsprint paper
  • Masking tape (or clips for attaching paper to drawing boards)
  • Fixative Spray (hairspray is a cheap alternative)
  • Willow charcoal sticks
  • Putty rubber/plastic eraser.

Available dates

If no dates are showing then please Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.