Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Studio Art 340. Figure Drawing and Anatomy

Through a focused study of the model and the human skeleton, students will discover the underlying anatomical structures of bones and muscles that make up the figure. Weekly drawing sessions with the model will be supplemented by studies from anatomical texts covering the major muscle groups at rest and in motion. We will explore ways to represent the character of the pose, foreshortening and proper proportions. We will analyze solid forms, using cross contour and structural lines together with tonal mass to give the figure weight using lights and darks. The final project is a life-size drawing of an anatomical figure in motion. Prerequisite: Drawing I