Online Masterclass: Anatomy for Illustrators

Learn how to draw the human body at our first ever online masterclass.

When, Where

  • Zoom

If you’ve ever struggled with drawing the human body, join award-winning medical illustrator Merlin Strangeway, as she demystifies the core structural elements of human anatomy through the medium of drawing.

While our building remains closed, we're delighted to be able to offer this masterclass online as a pilot for our highly-anticipated remote learning programme, with one-off discounted prices.

This live online session will provide a practical guide on illustrating the body’s proportion, form, weight, gravity, gesture and feelings of expression.

You will need:

  • Access to Zoom and printer or second screen
  • A4 cartridge paper and coloured paper
  • 2H, HB and 2B pencils
  • Rubber
  • Conte/charcoal and chalk
  • Scissors
  • Blu-tack
  • Ink
  • Brushes

Participants will receive handouts a week before the masterclass and login details the day before.

Experience: No prior experience needed.

Please note: this masterclass is for those aged 18+ only.

About the tutor:

Merlin Strangeway is an award-winning medical illustrator, scribe and educator and the Director of Drawn to Medicine. Her artwork strives to build bridges in the field of healthcare between clinicians, patients and their families.

Having trained as a professional medical artist through the Medical Artists’ Education Trust and Royal College of Surgeons, Merlin’s practice maps both the physical and the psychological elements of the self. She has worked with a wide range of international clients visualising mental health through the medium of illustration and is currently Medical Illustrator in Residence at Bart’s Pathology Museum in London.

Feedback from Merlin's previous masterclasses:

"Merlin was a fantastic tutor and managed to fit in a load of content without it feeling rushed. Thanks!"

"The tutor was fantastic – very focused, helpful, engaging and enthusiastic."

"Merlin you were a fantastic tutor; clear, inspiring and supportive. I found the course a great fit for what I was hoping to achieve and am quietly confident I’ll be making time for the pleasures of illustration in weekly living from hereon-in. Thank you."


Tickets Price Number Total price
Total amount £0.00
Pilot Programme Reduced-Price Ticket£45.00 £45.00

Tickets are non-refundable. Aged 18+ only.

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