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Anatomy

Curriculum

The Anatomy Track is a set of four courses providing a breadth of knowledge in artistic anatomy for application in one’s own artwork or to inform college-level teaching. It may be taken in addition to the required concentration in drawing, painting or sculpture. Three distinct approaches make up the artistic anatomy program: Structural Anatomy entails the study of the skeleton, muscular structures, groupings, and kinesthetic functions; Anatomical Drawing combines lectures with perceptual drawing; Écorché involves the sculpting of an anatomical model built out from the skeleton to the muscle masses. Special courses in Animal Anatomy and other topics are offered regularly.

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"The figure is nothing unless you can twist it around like a strange miracle."

Willem De Kooning

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