Life Drawing: Human Anatomy

This course explores the structure of the body with the intention of developing the ability to make up figures. Drawing will be from observation of the life model, memory and imagination, informed by a sense of inquiry and empathy. We will explore how influential the skeleton is to the overall sense of the body and its muscular dynamics and how to find that skeleton under the skin. Towards the end of the course we will explore where this understanding of the human body can lead our practice. There will be a variety of different poses with one, and sometimes two models each week. All levels are welcome including beginners.

This class includes anatomy lectures by Dr Philip Evans, 12 – 1 pm, 25 January; 8 and 22 February, 8 and 22 March. 

 Drop-in places available. Anatomy lectures open to the public at £5 (concessions do not apply for these lectures).

Full-time BA students studying for a degree in Fine Art receive up to a 75% discount. Those studying on design or applied arts degrees may also be eligible on a case-by-case basis. Student ID and proof of enrollment must be submitted.

Full-time practising fine artists under 40 years of age in need of financial help may apply for a 75% discount on a maximum of two courses; applicants must submit a portfolio of ten drawings and fill in an application form which can be downloaded from the website. These must be submitted before term starts on 3 and 4 of April only. Please contact the office in advance of submitting your application to reserve a place on your chosen course. 

Primary and secondary school teachers who teach art receive a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof in the form of a letter from their head teacher or the head of the art department.

Individuals on job seekers allowance receive a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof that they are currently on the job seekers register.

Postgraduate alumni of the Royal Drawing School receive a 50% discount. 

Individuals who receive disability support are eligible for a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof that they are currently receiving this allowance.

Tower Hamlet and Hackney residents are eligible for a 25% discount; to apply participants must show proof of living in these boroughs. 

Individuals over the age of 60 may apply for a 10% discount.

All of our course rates are subsidised and we also offer a comprehensive concessions scheme. View all course fees and concessions.