Lecture Series: Anatomy for Artists Online

Michael Burban

Michael Burban

Class Description

Anatomy for Artists
with Michael Burban

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 featured

Sept 17. Features continued. The vertebral column
Sept 24. Ribcage
Oct 1. Pelvis
Oct 8. Neck and chest
Oct 15. Chest continued and abdomen
Oct 22. Abdomen continued and the back
Oct 29. Thigh and gluteal forms
Nov 5. Leg and knee
Nov 12. The foot and arm
Nov 19. The arm continued
Nov 26. No Lecture. Holiday
Dec 3. The hand

About the Instructor

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

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