Anatomy for Artists: Skeletal Motion and Emotion

Funded! This project reached its funding goal on April 28, 2014, 1:48 p.m.

Still needed of $1,067.34 goal
  • My Class Needs Disarticulated Skeleton to guide observation in anatomy drawing.

    Anatomy for Artists: Skeletal Motion and Emotion Classroom Project at Frank Hurt Secondary
    Launched November 1st, 2013 Project Deadline April 30th, 2014
    Classroom Size 60 Students School Size 1245 Students

    My Students

    Anatomy for artists is a discipline partway between medical science and the art that was introduced to the curriculum during the Renaissance. Since that time, anatomy has become an essential skill in training student artists. This project and resources will offers students a practical guide to learning anatomical/skeletal drawing. It will allow students to take previous science knowledge and through observation explore their visual interpretations of how bones are placed to create movement.

    How will this project impact them?

    With Halloween right around the corner, skeletons are found in full force, but there are none in the art room! Skeletons are essential for establishing form, gesture drawing and observational drawing skills. Still-life drawing from a skeleton allows students an opportunity to see how it is properly proportioned and how bones are placed when the body is in motion. Activities can range from any medium and/or mixed medias. Basing projects in pre-assessment allows students to see a difference from initial 2D observed drawings to a 3D still-life, paying attention to where each individual bone they are drawing actually is. Student will create compositions with a focus on Motion and/or Emotion. Natural curiosity and engagement with the human body teaches a keen sense of observation and attention to detail, allowing students to wonder were these bones belong and how the body fits together.

    Project Report

    from Ms. Johnson

    Since we've received this great gift, we have been able to use the skeletal kit multiple times in the classroom. We started by just doing quick observational drawing in our sketchbook and slowly building up to a major still life project. When students were introduced to the kit, they were so excited to not only have their own bones to draw, but they didn't have to all share or sit around a hanging skeleton. This made drawing and observing the values difficult on them. When using a full skeleton, only a few students at a time could do the drawing assignment at a time. Thanks to the kit, all students can work on their individualized observational drawing. This kit has become such an asset in our classroom, that currently we are working on a dynamic still life white chalk drawing on a black surface. Not only do we have traditional still life objects, but we have incorporated the human body (bones). As we are currently working in this project, we don't have final products yet. So far the progress has been great. All the students are on task and trying something they've never done before.

  • Where the $1067.34 goes


    Disarticulated Skeleton


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    $695.23 x 1 = $695.23

    3B Scientific® Articulated Arm and Hand Skeleton


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    $109.98 x 1 = $109.98

    3B® Skull


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    $93.50 x 1 = $93.50
    Vendor Shipping Charges $0.00
    Vendor Shipping Charges (TDB) $0.00
    BC's GST rate of 5.00% $44.94
    BC's PST rate of 7.00% $62.92
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    Payment Processing Fee (1.5%) ** $15.77
    Total Project Cost $1,067.34

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the physical costs of processing teacher and student thank-you letters and pictures, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

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by Ms. Johnson

In my art practice as an educator I feel that it is important to address multi-model ways of understanding and learning, especially in addressing the curriculum wholly in artistic concepts, skills and experiential learning. Student art produced at my inner-city school can reveal profoun...

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