Why Construct a Body?

“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” ~Leonardo da Vinci

 Did you know learning to draw figures is pivotal for your overall drawing and observation skills? There’s reason why the renowned Pennsylavania Academy of Fine Arts drills figure drawing into its students during their foundation years.  Being able to draw human bodies, like the many artists in our upcoming exhibition, helps one understand how objects around you are put together, and informs most any type of art thereafter.

You can sharpen your skills ASAP with many of the available life model workshops around Philly, including:

Philadelphia Sketch Club
Fleisher Art Memorial   

Or, just bring a sketchbook with you next time you’re hanging around a coffee shop!

Or better yet, do a couple master copies of the works at Constructing a Body.

Laurie Beck Peterson
Laurie Beck Peterson
Whether you call him, Artist, Artisan, or Sculptor, Carving, in Wood, Marble and Ice, is Roger Wing's thing. Wing is comfortable with a Chainsaw for bigger stuff but prefers using hand tools like Chisels and Gouges. Wing's Larger than Life Woodcarvings adorn his Powelton village front porch, City Parks and Private Residences. His work has been seen at Ice Competitions around the world, Stone repairs on Historic Buildings and in Film.
Roger Wing
Roger Wing

Whether you call him, Artist, Artisan, or Sculptor, Carving, in Wood, Marble and Ice, is Roger Wing's thing. Wing is comfortable…

Whether you call him, Artist, Artisan, or Sculptor, Carving, in Wood, Marble and Ice, is Roger Wing's thing. Wing is comfortable with a Chainsaw for bigger stuff but prefers using hand tools like Chisels…

Whether you call him, Artist, Artisan, or Sculptor, Carving, in Wood, Marble and Ice, is Roger Wing's thing. Wing is comfortable with a Chainsaw for bigger stuff but prefers using hand tools like Chisels and Gouges. Wing's…

Marc Schimsky
Marc Schimsky
Transcendence is an important element in the artwork of Brian Dennis. He strives to capture the realm floating in my peripheral vision. Drawn to use common materials.
Brian David Dennis
Brian David Dennis

Transcendence is an important element in the artwork of Brian Dennis. He strives to capture the realm floating in my peripheral…

Transcendence is an important element in the artwork of Brian Dennis. He strives to capture the realm floating in my peripheral vision. Drawn to use common materials.…

Transcendence is an important element in the artwork of Brian Dennis. He strives to capture the realm floating in my peripheral vision. Drawn to use common materials.…

Lee Lippman
Lee Lippman
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