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 Artistic Anatomy Drawing Workshop

SIU's School of Art and Design' and School of Medicine's Dept of Physiology have partnered to rediscover a longstanding Renaissance-era tradition of artistic anatomy, whereby artists learn anatomy from direct observation of cadavers and instruction from human anatomy and medical experts.  This 4-day drawing workshop is for artists 18 and over, who are interested in studying and creating anatomically accurate and artistic drawings from direct observations of cadavers. Mckenzie Graham, Drawing MFA'23, and Jonathan Krimsier, Physiology Instructor, will be teaming up to facilitate drawing and anatomy. 

Workshop Details

Date:  July 13-16 
Age:   18 and up
Cost:  $500 Residential or  $420 Commuter
Check-in:  10am, Thursday, July 13
Check-out: 3pm, Sunday July 16

Workshop includes meals and activities for all attendees.  Overnight lodging is provide for residential attendees. Parking passes are required for all vehicles parked on campus. Please indicate your need for a parking pass during the registration process if driving to the workshop.


Registration Deadline: July 5, 2023

Camp Release Form
The Camp Release Form is required for camp participation and must be received in our office prior to camp beginning. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy    
All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing. The registration fee, less a $75 cancellation fee, will be refunded if you cancel at least 7 business days prior to the workshop. Any time after that date, refunds (less the $75 fee) will be issued for medical reasons only. Refunds are not given to attendees who voluntarily leave the workshop.

Mckenzie Graham 

Mckenzie specializes in painting figurative and representational forms with a keen eye for detail and realism.  Her passion and mastery for painting and drawing the human form has prepared her for guiding Artistic Anatomy workshop participants who are interested improving their observational drawing skills.  Last year, Mckenzie was instrumental in organizing impromptu drawing sessions in the anatomy lab for fellow artists who shared the same interest in improving their understanding of the human body. 

Jonathan Krimisier

Jonathan is an SIU physiology instructor who possesses in-depth knowledge and experience teaching pre-medical majors and other human health professional students on the nuances of the human body. He strongly values and understands the strong kinship between the arts and the sciences, and envisions workshops such as this one as a way to strengthen the dynamic union between artist and scientist.