This special lecture series provides an in-depth study of human anatomy for artists. League Instructor Michael Burban will give a series of lecture demonstrations on drawing the structural forms of the human figure. Mr. Burban is the author of Lessons from Michelangelo: Figure Drawing Based on Techniques of the Master.
Please note: This is a lecture-based class; there will be no assignments or critiques.
September 10–December 3; (No class Nov. 26)
Thursdays 7 to 9 pm, 12 lectures:
Sept 10. Forms of the head: skull and featuredSept 17. Features continued. The vertebral columnSept 24. RibcageOct 1. PelvisOct 8. Neck and chestOct 15. Chest continued and abdomenOct 22. Abdomen continued and the backOct 29. Thigh and gluteal formsNov 5. Leg and kneeNov 12. The foot and armNov 19. The arm continuedNov 26. No Lecture. HolidayDec 3. The hand
Michael Burban is a New York based artist who works in drawing, painting, and installation media. In addition to The Art Students League of New York, he has taught and lectured at The National Academy of Design, Cooper Union and Columbia University to name a few. Mr. Burban has also coordinated painting and drawing workshops in the States and abroad. His book Lessons from Michelangelo was published by Watson-Guptill (1986). He has exhibited at at several New York area galleries and his drawings are in many private collections.
“I have sown the seeds of faithfulness. I have drawn wonderful pictures and opened so many curtains. Maybe you will get to know us.” —Rumi