Talk: Drawing for Understanding the Architecture of Anatomy
Part of Guest Series
Eye to Pencil Studio
In this talk, anatomist Fay Penrose will discuss how she uses drawing for understanding the architecture of anatomy.
In this talk Fay Penrose will consider how complex shapes and spaces, as found in both anatomical and built architecture, are readily explored via drawing, particularly in the early exploratory phases of understanding. In her work as an anatomist she uses drawing for many reasons including quick sketching on the back of a dissection guide in an anatomy class, illustrating scientific papers or observational drawings for deeper engagement with the subject and referring to other people’s drawings. Working drawings allow deep thinking and conceptual challenges to be addressed in an immediate and accessible way. We will look at how communication to students and clients is often facilitated via a quick sketch, either to simplify or expand on areas that are hard to understand.
Guest Series Format: We
will be joined by guests from different fields: art, ethnobotany, anatomy, and
photography each of whom is committed to drawing. The format for the Guest
Series will be for each guest to give a talk about how drawing relates to their
own work and field, then at a later date they will lead a day long drawing
workshop based on their practice.
Tuesday, 4 October
Tickets are £10.
Note: STUDENT/UNWAGED discount of
33%. Use the code: student-33 at checkout
Fay Penrose is an anatomist and head of 1st year Veterinary Science at Liverpool University. Her initial degree was in Fine Art, and drawing has remained a valuable part of Fay’s professional practice and teaching method.https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/life-course-and-medical-sciences/staff/fay-penrose/
WHO Anyone who is interested in drawing or who draws but would like to try out new
materials and techniques centred on drawing.
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Eye to Pencil
The studio is on the 1st Floor and only accessible via stairs.