PART 1 :

Proportions, Balance theory.
Rib cage, Pelvis, approaching the volume.

Anatomy of the Pelvis and abdominal wall.
Thigh and Knee. Simplification, mechanics and anatomy.
Oct: 25th / Nov 1st / 8th / 15th

November  22nd    BREAK

Leg and foot ( uncle joint).
Nov:  29th / Dicember: 6 th


Torso and back muscles.
Dicember: 13 th / 20th

Dicember 27th / January 3rd

Shoulder, arm, forearm & hand.
January:  10 th / 17th / 24th / 31st

FIGURE & ECORCHE  ( Second course)
Female figure

Course starts October 25th and runs through to January 31ST.
Duration is 1 Term. Sunday Classes from 2pm-7pm.
Held at the Wellington school of drawing. 166a Cuba St.Wellington
Price: $1150 NZ
Materials included.Stand provided. Modelling tools not included.
Max. students:  10

To sign up  just email to

Sculpting the human figure from a live model, this 12-week course will dive deep into the Anatomy. We will work from diagrams, master drawings, and photographic references to compare and apply to our study. 60 hours it´s just enough time to gain a more solid understanding of human anatomy.

This course is recommended for both traditional and digital artists, as it provides the opportunity to analyse the volumes, structure and geometry of the body, understanding the relationship between the different parts. With a live model posing we have a unique opportunity to study in an authentic and time-honoured learning process. We will work on a 1:3 scale (almost 750mm high) a generous size providing the opportunity to work more freely.

Modelling stand, armature and all materials are supplied. Please bring your own modelling tools. If you don´t already have tools, I recommend a set of cheap wooden spatulas for sculpting and pottery which can be found in any art shop. You should be able to work with these most of the time.

A suggestion for those who are keen to study the human figure, would be to combine this course with further practice. Fortunately, if you are not aware of it already, youshould know Wellington is one of the most artistically active places in the world, no kidding. In this town, you can find an open live drawing session almost every day of the week. And on top of that, there is a live sculpting session on Saturdays in Javier’s studio. This landscape plus the great enthusiasm of the studios making it possible, provides a generous opportunity for those wanting to learn more and needing models to practice.


How to approach the volume
It´s important to break the body into different volumes, simplifying the form into a basic structure so you can play around with it and make it look more flexible. In this course we will be learning the proportions of the different parts of the body.

Learning the landmarks of the skeleton will help with proportions and locating muscles, reaching gesture, weight and the energy contained within the form.

We will be using many references from drawing books, anatomy for artist, and real photographs of dissection. Be aware of this in case as it might discomfort you.  Looking at other artist’s work is always good because it gives you guidance.

The Goal
Getting a closer idea of the forms and the function of the body. Learning to keep the proportions and print energy and movement in the work through an understanding of anatomy.