Form & Anatomy Foundation

Learn the grammar of form and master drawing the figure from imagination or observation.

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This is the course I wish I could have taken when I first began studying anatomy. It will give you some of the most important and powerful concepts in representational drawing. When you are familiar with these you can make anatomical knowledge your own. I have tried to pack as much into the lectures as possible, but also to keep them targeted and focussed so they don't go on forever! There are also course notes as PDF documents for you to refer to while you are practicing. The course is intended to be worked through, so I hope you can find time to complete the assignments each week. I hope you find the course enjoyable and informative.

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Your Instructor

Stuart John Elliot
Stuart John Elliot

Stuart has been working as a professional artist for almost twenty years. During that time he has exhibited his work internationally, and taught at several world-reknowned art schools. He is a full time senior lecturer in Fine Art at Central St Martins in London, teaching the ctitical history and theory of post war and contemporary art. Throughout this time, alongside his own painting practice, he has maintained an active research interest in nineteenth century academic painting, and in particular the teaching of artistic anatomy, which he has done himself for more than a decade. He has taught anatomy in many independent workshops, online, and is a regular teacher at the London Atelier of Representational Art. He is the author of one book on the subject, 'Drawing the Nude: Structure, Anatomy & Observation', published by Crowood Press.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.