A course of 12 lectures/drawing sessions
on Thursdays from 10am-2pm
February 8th - April 26th 2018

Since the fifteenth century, artists have relied on a thorough understanding of anatomy to produce convincing depictions of humans and animals in their work.

Over a period of 12 class sessions, Geoffrey thoroughly covers all the bones of the human skeleton and the visible surface muscles of the body, including the face. We discuss the methods humans use to move our bones through space and why our bodies evolved the muscles and bones we have. Geoffrey also covers a little history of anatomy, as well as the importance of artists to the evolution of modern anatomical study.

Each four-hour class consists of a lecture followed by a snack break and 90-minute drawing session focusing on the part(s) that we have been discussing. Participants are also given the opportunity to compare real human bones to a live model in order to better understand the body surfaces that they see. An extensive printed notes file for you to keep accompanies the course lectures and is included in the cost of the course.

This may be the last time the course is available in Santa Fe, so take advantage of it now - no one else is teaching this currently in NM.


The cost for the class is $875 plus NM state tax ($78.20)
To reserve your place please contact me and send a downpayment of $200,
the balance is due by February 1st 2018

Supply List for class  - please see below.

To register for the course or if you have any questions about it, please get in touch with me via my contact page or you can email me at:

Please be sure to leave a phone # where you can be reached so that I can confirm details with you.

Cheques should be made out to me and mailed to:
814 Camino De Monte Rey, #112, Santa Fe NM 87505

If you would rather pay by credit card, please email me and I will email you back an invoice with a link to pay me direct via Paypal. You do not have to have a Paypal account and can use any credit card.

The classes will be held at
The Bettina Steinke Studio,
462 Acequia Madre, Unit 1. Santa Fe, NM 87501 (on the corner of Acequia Madre & Garcia Street)

Coffee, tea and bottled water will be provided and you are welcome to bring snacks for the midday 30 minute break. There is a microwave and fridge at the studio plus plates and utensils etc.

register now to ensure a place!
  • Drawing Paper (pad or loose sheets + drawing board - not newsprint)
  • Charcoal / soft pencils
  • Conté pencils – Sanguine and Black, or Conté chalks (if you like to draw with them)
  • Color pencils or pens for note taking
  • Note paper (US Letter size with punched holes to fit into a three ring binder)
  • Putty and hard erasers
  • Aspirin (just kidding!)
  • Plenty of sleep before class
  • if you are thinking of buying an anatomy book before class starts, please click here: 'Recommended Books'.

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