“...a wealth of knowledge. Don't miss the opportunity to study with him.”
—Matt Marchant

Human Anatomy

The Anatomy for Artists Seminar is a concentrated study of the human body for artists, not a Life Drawing course. I use a full-sized skeleton and hundreds of slides to show you every significant bone, muscle and form of the figure, and we take time to “draw notes” from the slides.

Click here to see if this course is open for registration and for location details.

This course meets for seven 4-hour sessions.

Session 1 The Torso & Classic Draftsmanship
Session 2 Upper Leg & Knee
Session 3 Lower Leg & Foot
Session 4 Shoulder Girdle & Upper Arm
Session 5 Forearm & Hand
Session 6 Neck & Head Structure
Session 7 Head & Features

For those of you who had my college anatomy classes in the past, this is the best of those semesters. It is the same material boiled down as a crash-course. I have over 1000 slides to show you all the bones and muscles and how they affect the fleshed figure. Every session includes how to solve the problems of “form in space” so that you can draw human bodies from imagination and with authority. Each session will be packed with instruction, so come prepared to learn.


Bring a sketchpad and a mechanical pencil or pen or some other non-messy point media. No charcoal or dusty media or anything that leaves shavings.


This is not a university curriculum course and you will not receive college credit for it.


“In twenty-odd hours I learned more about human anatomy in Marshall's class than I was able to learn on my own in thirty-five years as a self-taught artist.”
Bernie Wrightson
“Marshall Vandruff's teaching is inspiring and refreshing. I had been avoiding classrooms until Marshall offered his anatomy class.... Marshall made the school experience intense, enjoyable and educational once again.”
Drew Struzan
“Marshall Vandruff's detailed, insightful, and comprehensive knowledge of human anatomy enthusiastically boils, overflows, and fills the classroom. I would like to take this class about a hundred times.”
Charles Lynn Bragg
“It was a great epic class. If it ended after fifteen minutes it would have been money well spent. You almost wore out that little light bulb that goes on when I have an epiphany.”
—Dave Maestrejuan
“Marshall, you've done it again. My skills improved in the seven weeks.... You turn the most difficult problem into an easily digested meal of knowledge.”
Richard Pose
“I have taken this class twice and can say that it is and has been an amazing experience. Marshall goes through all aspects of artistic anatomy and also how to create figures in any pose from any view with precise anatomy.”
—Jason Manley
Founder of ConceptArt.org
“Thanks for teaching me more than I've learned in any class before. I was sorry to see it end.”
Rusty Sherrill