Anatomy Observation and Drawing workshop London 12/08/19

May 30, 2019

Gordon Museum of Pathology, King’s College London. 12th August 2019.

Date: Monday 12th August 2019.

Time: 9am - 4.30pm with breaks.

You need absolutely NO drawing experience in order to attend this workshop.

This workshop is limited to 12 people.

Participant fee: £40 (This will cover all drawing materials, paper and venue booking).

For more information and how to register, please download the workshop flyer.


About the Workshop

Leonard Shapiro will be running a full-day Anatomy Observation and Drawing workshop at the Gordon Museum of Pathology, King’s College London. Leonard has developed a multi-sensory observation method, which crucially employs our sense of touch (as well as sight) coupled with drawing (i.e. mark-making). It is called the haptico-visual observation and drawing (HVOD) method (Reid, et al 2018). In anatomy study, the benefits of observing using this method includes i) enhanced observation of the 3D form of anatomical parts, ii) the cognitive memorisation of anatomical parts as a 3D mental picture, iii) improved spatial orientation within the volume of anatomical parts and iv) an ability to draw.

Leonard has a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art (Hons) and teaches this method of observation and drawing to medical students, anatomy educators and health care professionals, at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa.

In this full-day workshop, Leonard will guide you through a series of steps which will enable you to practice this observation and drawing method. After learning to use your sense of touch and sight to observe and draw a small household object (this will be supplied to you) you will then be guided in drawing two different human bones using this same observation and drawing method (these will be supplied by The Gordon Museum of Pathology).