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Anatomy & Figure Drawing Workshop

Artist-Instructor: Alma Sinai

Format: Alma’s Studio
12045 Berlin-Neukölln (near Weichselplatz, exact address given after registration is complete)

Language: English

Level: Beginners to more experienced.

October 31 – December 5, 2024
– 6x Thursdays
– 18:30-20:30

Cost: 220€ (inc. VAT)


Materials to Bring: Various pencils from soft to hard (a set of at least 4 pencils between 2B to 9B), A4 or A3 drawing paper or sketchbook, soft graphite stick(6B or higher), kneadable eraser, hard white eraser, sharpener. Guide for where to buy art supplies.

What to Expect:

Learn how the inner structure of the body defines the form of a pose. Understand the structure of a figure through proportions, bones and joints during this online anatomy drawing workshop.

The most important part in a figure drawing is the process of analyzing a pose and understanding the main motion lines and general proportions. In this module we will learn how to build our drawing from the inside, and how to use the knowledge of joint structures and reference points of visible bones to set up the pose on paper.

While sketching from a wooden mannequin and live model, we talk about finding the line of action and the major flow of the figure’s poses, and how to simplify the figure into basic shapes such as cubes, cylinders and spheres. We also practice proportions through defining measurement units in our drawings. While using these building blocks, participants also capture the rhythm and feel of the live model’s dynamic postures and gestures.

Topics covered:

    • Basic geometric structure of the human body and its proportions.
    • Gesture, Dynamic and Rhythm
    • Figure’s Main Action Lines
    • Portrait
    • Tonality
    • Contour lines
    • The way joints and limbs behave in different conditions.

About Your Instructor:

Alma Sinai was born (1989) and raised in Tehran. After receiving an associate degree in Cinema from University of Art in Tehran she moved to the USA in 2010. She pursued a BFA degree at RISD followed by an MFA at Parsons. In the past decade alongside being active as an interdisciplinary artist she has also been working as a teaching artist.

Sinai primarily works in printmaking, drawing, video and installation and she usually focuses on binaries such as absence & presence, indoor & outdoor, visible & invisible. Alongside the repetition is one of the common aspects throughout her projects. In the process of recurrence in the print-motifs, patterns and looped video narratives with no exit points, meanings get lost, added and distorted.

She has had solo and group exhibitions internationally in venues such as Dastan Gallery, 009821 Projects, International print center New York (IPCNY), Slaturhusid Culture Center, Site:Brooklyn, University of Edinburgh and Pratt institute. In the past years Sinai has attended residency fellowship programs including Vermont Studio Center and Lunga School in Iceland. She’s been based in Berlin since October 2021 after doing an artist residency program at GlogauAIR.