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"Judith A. Stoffer" <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 2 Nov 1999 09:58:03 -0500
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Dear fellow GNSI members,

Mini-Courses and Workshops in Anatomy at the Schuler School of Fine Arts

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Skilled drawing is the foundation of the Schuler School curriculum.  By
stressing the accurate rendering of the shapes of shadows, and the
simplifying and measuring of forms, the student learns to train the eye
to create three-dimensional forms on a two-dimensional surface. To draw
figures, the study of anatomy is the next step.
(All the following illustrations are by Judith Stoffer.  All rights

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Anatomy for Portraiture:
An Introduction to the Skull and Facial Features
The human face is so very interesting, but complex!  We will look at the
basic skeletal structure of the head and shoulders, classical proportions
the ideal head, and how alteration of  those ideal proportions creates the
individual likeness.
Four Saturday mornings, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
Fall session: November 13, 20, December 4, 11.  Tuition: $100
Spring session: March 25, April 1, 8, 15.   Tuition: $100

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Introduction to Figure Anatomy
and the Classical Nude
While people are the most complex and magnificent form an artist can
the basics of figure drawing can be mastered by anyone. We will look at
basic skeletal relationships, muscles and their attachments, and identify
reliable surface landmarks to guide your figure drawing.
Four Saturday mornings, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
January 8, 15, 22, 29.
Tuition: $100

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The Hand: A One-Day Workshop
Hands reveal character, and hand drawings often fall short because the
underestimates their complexity. We will look closely at the structure of
hand: not only the skeleton, but the workings of tendons and forearm
as well.
Saturday, February 19,  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuition: $60
There will be a mid-day break, so please bring a sack lunch.
(Snow date: Saturday, February 26)

Prerequisites: a basic understanding of perspective and minimal shading
skills enabling the student to draw and shade a cube, sphere, cylinder,
cone. We will do simple drawing exercises to put into practice concepts
discussed, so bring a sketchbook and pencil.

Instructor: Judith Stoffer
Ms. Stoffer has over 30 years of figure-drawing experience, including
first-hand experience with cadaver dissection. In addition to studying
Hans C. Schuler, she has a degree from UC Berkeley in art history.  She is
fond of bones and passionate about the way human beings are constructed.

For more information, contact:

Schuler School of Fine Arts
5 East Lafayette Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410.685.3568
Fax: 410.727.5821
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

Thanks for your time.

Judith Stoffer