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.

Cheryl Levin
William Cromar

William Cromar is an architect, animator and musician who has exhibited his work nationwide. He is a cofounder and member…

William Cromar is an architect, animator and musician who has exhibited his work nationwide. He is a cofounder and member of TangenT ArT Collaborative.…

William Cromar is an architect, animator and musician who has exhibited his work nationwide. He is a cofounder and member of TangenT ArT Collaborative.…

Sandra Benhaim

Sandra's colorful and expressive abstract paintings and collages are about "place", and take inspiration from…

Sandra's colorful and expressive abstract paintings and collages are about "place", and take inspiration from the landscape - While the artworks are not a representation of any specific…

Sandra's colorful and expressive abstract paintings and collages are about "place", and take inspiration from the landscape - While the artworks are not a representation of any specific location, they oftentimes…

Geoffrey Ansel Agrons

In his introduction to "Michael Kenna: A Twenty Year Retrospective", Peter Bunnell explored the notion of the “unheroic…

In his introduction to "Michael Kenna: A Twenty Year Retrospective", Peter Bunnell explored the notion of the “unheroic landscape,” a term that aptly described the photographer’s “concern for…

In his introduction to "Michael Kenna: A Twenty Year Retrospective", Peter Bunnell explored the notion of the “unheroic landscape,” a term that aptly described the photographer’s “concern for the land more as feeling…

Carol McHarg
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