Studio: Drawing Living Forms

Enhance your observational drawing skills with human, animal, and botanical forms. Start with fundamental human anatomy, explore animal dynamics, and capture botanical details. This course blends scientific precision with artistic expression, enabling you to depict the diverse beauty of life vividly.

3 Credits|8 Weeks|$1275

This course refines participants’ observational skills, understanding of anatomical structures, and drawing techniques across a spectrum of life. The course begins by establishing foundational skills in human anatomy and figure drawing, progresses to exploring animal forms, highlighting both similarities and differences with human anatomy, and then extends into botanical drawing, capturing the intricate details of plant life. Through a blend of scientific observation and artistic expression, participants will learn to accurately and expressively depict the diversity of life, from the subtle movements of human and animal forms to the delicate structures of plants. 

See the course syllabus and Graduate Catalog for more details.

Required Materials

Additional Materials

  • Computer with basic audio and video output equipment
  • Internet access (broadband recommended)
  • Basic computing skills (see AOEU’s Technology Requirements)
  • Access to AOEU’s online learning platform, Brightspace, to view course content, submit assignments, and engage in discussion (provided)
  • Your AOEU Google Drive account 
  • Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)


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