Lecture Series: Anatomy for Artists – The Art Students League

Lecture Series: Anatomy for Artists

Michael Burban

Michael Burban

Class Description

Anatomy for Artists
with Michael Burban

Mondays: Jan. 22 – April 23
(No class Feb. 19)
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Fee: $180 for all 13 lectures
$20 per lecture
Studio 11
Instructor present everyday
Enrollment limited to 75 students

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.

Jan 22. Forms of the head: the skull & features
Jan 29. The features continued and the vertebral column
Feb 5. The rib cage
Feb 12. The pelvis
Feb 26. The neck and chest
Mar 5. The chest continued and abdomen
Mar 12. The abdomen continued and the back
Mar 19. The thigh and gluteal forms
Mar 26. The leg and knee
Apr 2. The foot
Apr 9. The arm
Apr 16. The arm continued
Apr 23. 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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