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Anatomy Intensive for Artists with BODY WORLDS!

  • Red Door Studios 1427 West 9th Street Kansas City, MO, 64101 United States (map)

Intensive class at Red Door Studios: 
Sunday, September 11th 9am-3pm

BODY WORLDS event at Union Station:
Sunday, September 18th 9am-11:30am

Class fee:
$120 Intensive Class and BODY WORLDS Participation
$100 Intensive Class Only

A plastinate from the BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life exhibit at Union Station.

A plastinate from the BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life exhibit at Union Station.

This is a unique opportunity for figurative artists or those wishing to have a better understanding of human anatomy. Lacey Lewis will teach a one-day primer in anatomy at Red Door Studios that will expose students to the major muscles of the human form and how these hold together and create movement in the body both literally and visually. Students will gain an understanding of the structure underlying the surface of the figure and will learn the names and functions of numerous anatomical features including points of origin and insertion of musculature and prominent points of the skeletal system. This knowledge will help artists create drawings that are accurate and dynamic.

Students will then have the option to join in a special event at the BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life* exhibition at Union Station. Artists will have the opportunity to study and draw** from the plastinates before the exhibit opens that day, with lighting raised so that it's easy to see the drawing in progress. Lewis will give an overview of the exhibit, highlighting plastinates of special interest to visual artists and will be available to answer questions throughout the event. Although the event officially concludes at 11:30 with lights dimming and easels and chairs removed in preparation for public viewing hours, admission to the exhibit is included in the event and students are welcome to stay as long as they wish.

*The BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life exhibit features plastinates of real human bodies. Not to be confused with other exhibits, specimen in this collection consist of donors who wished for their bodies to be included. Learn more here...

**Easels and a limited number of chairs will be provided. Artists must limit drawing materials to dry media such as graphite, pen, or colored pencil. Please avoid soft pastels or other media which create powder and may leave a mess. Some wet media acceptable such as ink, pen, and watercolor provided there are no open containers involved (ie no ink wells, water cups, etc) and all liquid is contained in a water-brush or similar.

Earlier Event: August 28
Portrait Painting from Life
Later Event: September 18
BODY WORLDS Drawing Event at Union Station