May 26, 27 & 28
9 am-4 pm
Don’t be afraid of Anatomy! It is not so bad!
We are thrilled to have visiting instructor, Roberto Osti back to teach at Townsend Atelier. Roberto is a master in his field and everyone who takes his anatomy workshops comes away with loads of new knowledge about the human form and practical ways to improve their own figurative art regardless of the medium in which they work.
This 3-day workshop will take away the hesitation that many students have to approach figure drawing and anatomy and provide them with a fundamental understanding of the skeleton and the main muscular volumes. Each day will begin with a lecture and demo that will cover the fundamentals of structural anatomy. The remainder of each day will be lots of hands-on practice of drawing the human figure from a live model using various approaches: gesture drawing, long pose structural and tonal drawing, draw a flayed figure. Model fee included in the workshop fee.
There will be a one-hour lunch break each day. Feel free to bring your own lunch or enjoy plenty of options in our southside neighborhood.
For students traveling from out of town, feel free to contact us if you need help with accommodation recommendations!
Materials list: (all materials can be purchased at Townsend Atelier’s store before the workshop)
a pad of Strathmore series 400 or Canson drawing paper, about 18” by 24” or about 17” by 14” but not smaller
Pencils: B, HB, and H
plumb line (a fishing lead tied to a sewing line or dental floss will do)
a couple of good quality colored pencils such as Faber Castell, Caran D’Ache in red earth colors (sanguine, burnt sienna, venetian, indian or english red)
a note book or small sketch pad to take notes
About the instructor:
Originally from Italy and now living in New Jersey, Roberto Osti studied figurative art at the New York Art Students League, and has an MFA from the New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. He has a degree in Anatomical and Surgical Drawing with honors from University of Bologna, in Bologna, Italy and has also studied with acclaimed British painter, Jenny Saville. His illustrations have appeared in such publications as Scientific American Magazine, Scientific American Mind, Scientific American Explorations, Scientific American Books, Natural History Magazine, New York Times-Science Times, and the Italian magazine Salve. In Ocober 2016, Roberto presented his newly published book, Basic Human Anatomy: An Essential Visual Guide for Artists, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in conjunction with his talk about anatomy, “The Site of the Soul”.
Refunds can not be given for this visiting artist workshop unless canceled by Townsend Atelier.