Thomas Jefferson University

Gross Anatomy for Artists with Studio Incamminati

***This course is currently suspended due to COVID-19 safety precautions, future dates to be announced on this page when available.***


Photo | Raymond Holman, Jr.

How do we visualize—even memorize—complex human form in space? Gross Anatomy for Artists, a collaboration between Jefferson and Studio Incamminati, fosters more profound insights into the human figure by moving beyond flat anatomy textbooks, which provide two-dimensional interpretations of the body, into drawing from three dimensions. Through focused drawing, we analyze key regions of the human trunk from direct observation of both dissected subjects and live models in the lab and the art studio. Participants will begin to see the power of artistic scrutiny of the human figure and consider what this capacity can do to strengthen their visualization skills.

About Studio Incamminati
Gross Anatomy for Artists is led by Dan Thompson, MFA, Dean of Faculty and Students at the Studio Incamminati School for Contemporary Realist Art. For more than a decade, Studio Incamminati has been at the forefront of the burgeoning contemporary realist art movement. The school exists to meet the needs of students eager to learn the aesthetic and philosophical techniques and principles of humanist realism. 

Gross Anatomy for Artists is free and open to Jefferson students, though space is limited and best suited to individuals with prior experience with pen and pencil drawing, particularly drawing ‘from life.’ As such, prospective students should submit a portfolio of five works in pen or pencil to be considered.

Please note: This course is currently suspended until future notice.


Photos | Raymond Holman, Jr.