Art and anatomy: life drawing class

When and where

22 February 2018
Royal College of Physicians of London

Past event

Art and anatomy: life drawing class

Inspired by famous anatomists in the RCP's history, draw from life at a creative life workshop in partnership with London Drawing

Drawing from life

Join us for a very special creative anatomy life drawing workshop in partnership with London Drawing to coincide with the RCP museum’s current exhibition: ‘Ceaseless motion: William Harvey’s experiments in circulation’.

Draw from life with a live model and really explore the fabric of the human body from the inside out using a range of fun and imaginative drawing processes.

Taking inspiration from famous studies of anatomy in the RCP rare books and archives, original iconic illustrations by anatomists and physicians will be on display especially for the class. Participants will be able to view dramatic woodcuts showing the muscles of the body from Andreas Vesalius, Matthew Baillie and William Hunter, with expert knowledge on-hand from the RCP museum team.

Thursday 22 February, 6.30-8.30pm

Suitable for all levels of ability. The exhibition ‘Ceaseless motion: William Harvey's experiments in circulation’ will also be open on the evening until 8.30pm.

About London Drawing

London Drawing is a collaboration between professional artists, tutors, Anne Noble-Partridge and David Price. Combining over 20 years of teaching experience and current professional practice, the artist duo have worked with major arts institutions, galleries including Tate Modern, the British Museum, the Barbican and the Design Museum. Their bespoke workshops are hands-on, creative sessions, designed to be challenging, fun and informative, using a combination of performers, sound, lighting, props, visual effects, drawing techniques and exciting materials to create a unique visual drawing experience. London Drawing aims to re-invent life drawing and drawing in an environment suitable for all levels of ability, designed to encourage confidence and inspire.

Tickets £25 including Eventbrite booking fee, drinks reception and all art class materials.



6.30pm Registration and drinks reception

6.45pm Welcome and introduction from London Drawing

7.00pm Creative life drawing class

8.30pm Summary and close