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ONLINE: Basic Human Anatomy I – Roberto Osti

August 7, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020

Basic Human Anatomy – Roberto Osti

4 Sessions


10:30am – 12:30pm EST

AUG 7th – AUG 28th

Language(s): English

In this course, you will learn the basics human proportions and how to simplify the skeleton.

“Basic Human Anatomy I” is the first workshop in a series of 3 totaling the equivalent of 10 weeks of study. Each workshop will offer the students complete access to the fundamental elements of anatomy with anatomist, artist and author, Roberto Osti. A thorough understanding of anatomy is essential for an artist that is interested in drawing the human figure.

The topics covered will include skeletal structure and muscular structures in detail, proportions and proportional relationships of the body and essential drawing techniques used in figure drawing.

The content of each course is delivered both synchronously and asynchronously.

For the asynchronous part of the course, students will have access each week to one or more videos where Roberto will discuss and demonstrate a specific topic. These videos will be accessible for the duration of the course.

The synchronous part of the course will be held on Fridays from 10:30am to 12:30pm. During these live Zoom meetings Roberto will prepare demonstrations, answer questions and give in-depth critiques. Students will practice copying from the demonstrations in his videos, the Zoom sessions and specific exercises that will be assigned weekly.

This course is based on his book “Basic Human Anatomy”, published by The Monacelli press, that the students will need to purchase for the course. The book can be ordered at Amazon or any other major bookseller.

Whether you are taking 1 workshop, or all 3, the following supplies are required…

TEXTS: “Basic Human Anatomy”, Roberto Osti


  • Graphite pencils in H, HB 2B
  • Colored pencils in earth red (indian, pompeian, venetian or english red are all good) BRAND SUGGESTION: Caran D’Ache, Faber Castell & Derwent.
  • Erasers: Staedtler and your preferred brand of kneaded eraser.
  • High quality pencil sharpener or blade if you prefer that.
  • A pad of drawing paper

BRAND SUGGESTION: Canson or Strathmore.

  • OPTIONAL BUT SUGGESTED: Sketchbook for taking notes

This online course will consist of pre-recorded instructional videos, at-home assignments and live Zoom video meetings for further discussion and critique.




August 7, 2020
10:30 am - 12:30 pm


138 Nassau St, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08542
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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