Big Scale Anatomy


Life Size Anatomy Drawing

From Da Vinci’s sublime studies to Michelangelo’s muscular creations, the study of anatomy has inspired extraordinary achievements in the history of art. Their work was shaped by a profound knowledge of the human machine and this zest for learning led directly to works of absolute aesthetic beauty and mastery.

Upcoming commencement date: TBA

Dates: 16th (18, 19, 20 & 23rd) September 2019
Times: 6:00-9:30PM

Duration: 18 hours | Fee: 330 euros

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Course Description

Course Content

This workshop explores the style and substance of figure drawing viewed through the prism of human anatomy designed upon the idea that precise anatomical observation and perfect drawing of the human body is possible only through the big scale drawing. Participants will be introduced to the big scale drawing technique using charcoal and very soft pencils together with smudge techniques to produce an observation drawing of the human body. Principles of the methods for the creation of big scale drawing will be introduced together with understanding how such techniques will help to observe and understand anatomy in a better way.

This course will also allow students to draw detailed drawings of the different parts of the human body and muscle groups which can then culminate into an anatomy life drawing experience.

Together with a live model, participants will practice new ideas of big scale drawing (1:1) where they will use all arm to generate cohesive outcome.

What will you Learn after this course?

  1. Learn the basic principles of the human anatomy
  2. Become introduced to  the principles of geometry to capture composition of the observed model
  3. Apply scale drawing techniques  to your own compositions.
  4. Gain one-on-one critique and demonstrations from professional artist Stefan Priehyba in drawing techniques using charcoal, soft pencils and smudge techniques

Big Scale easels will be provided.

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Part 1: Detailed analysis of human anatomy

During a live demonstration by Stefan, students will acquire detailed anatomical studies of the bio mechanics behind the different muscle groups relating to the arm and leg and how they are connected to each other and to the skeleton.

Part 2: Detailed analysis of human anatomy

During a live demonstration by Stefan, students will acquire detailed anatomical studies of the bio mechanics behind the different muscle groups relating to the torso, back and neck and how they are connected to each other and to the skeleton.

Part 3: Analytical Form and Geometry in Figure Drawing

  • After and extensive and in depth study of the different muscle groups students will be introduce the principles of  geometry to capture the composition of the observed model
  • Students will also be demonstrated and assisted in drawing techniques using charcoal, soft pencils and smudge techniques

Parts 4 & 5: Practice of objective Geometrical Observations and Big Scale techniques

  • During the next consequent sessions students will repeat and practice break down geometry techniques to capture a full objective and cohesive composition
  • Students will also become introduced and assisted in developing techniques for big scale drawing


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Earn a Certificate

Of skills acquired

Intermediate Specialization


Stefan Priehyba teaches Anatomy Drawing and Golden Ratio at Art Classes Malta ! AK Malta
Professional Artist and Sculptor

Stefan, is a professional artist and sculptor who has devoted a life to immersing himself in the Geometry and Mathematical patterns behind Great Design with special focus on the Golden Ratio theory, Fractal Geometry and Fibonacci. 

Stefan has also made a name for himself as a professional artist and sculptor, within the international film industry in which he is best renowned for his artistic and design accomplishments in: The Chronicles of NarniaGame of ThronesHellboyAgora, Sinbad (TV series) & Assasin’s Creed.

What our students have to say

Its a very interesting seminar, and the way it was explained the Golden Ratio it looks very simple and very important.

After attending the Golden Ratio course with Stefan PriehybaCharles Zammit

Amazing seminar and workshop on the Golden Ratio with Stefan Priehyba. Well done to the team for your professionalism. It was highly enlightening and i thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to more.

Sonia BorgAfter attending the Golden Proportions

Thank you AKartistry for the professional organisation. The topic was inspiring and truly interesting, we had a pleasant time.

Gabriella MalliaAfter attending the Golden Proportions

Very Well Done. Top is the best word i can find. Something special.

Aaron LuAfter attending the Golden Proportions

For those art lovers out there, Art Classes provides the right environment where you can indulge in learning about real art. If you’re hooked on classical and fine art, this is the place to be.

Paul FarrugiaAfter attending the Classical Realism Introductory course and the Life Portrait Painting specialization course

It was an amazing workshop! looking forward to the next 🙂

Sephora BaldacchinoAfter attending the Golden Proportions

Thank you 😊 Great opportunity. Loved every moment. 💚Ready for more😊😊 hope to work with you all very soon. Xxx

Stephanie CalascioneAfter attending the Golden Proportions

Thanks a lot, I'm very grateful for attending your workshps Štefan Priehyba Camilleri, was a great experience and very interesting. You really have a good way of explaining and delivering such knowledge. And also a big thanks to Kelsey and Andrei of Art Classes Malta too for making it happen. 🙂

Raisa BusuttilAfter attending the Golden Proportions course

Wish the sessions aren't over. These intense 7 days in self-portraiture with Karl Froman were worth every penny and more!! Thanks Karl. I've learnt so much. Looking forward to the next 🙂

Elisabeth BrincatAfter attending the Classical Realism specialization course in Self Portrait Painting

Art Classes Malta is a very good and professional school in Malta. I loved the courses of Painting and Classical Realism. The tutors were amazing and the level and depth of these courses is unparalleled locally. I have enrolled for another course in Interior Design.. looking forward for this new experience as well!

Eman BusuttilAfter attending the Beginner Art programme and Classical Realism course

I am truly enjoying coming to the course , I adore your work ! 😍Thank you for the experience you share with us!. Many thanks 😘

Gina Laura SalibaAfter attending the Watercolour beginner's course

My daughter really loves attending her lessons with ms Kelsey. I also attended 2 adult courses one with Kelsey and with Stefan.Great tutors I am very happy and thankful for offering us with such great courses!

Carmen AgiusAfter attending the Beginner Art programme

Great tutors, would recommend to anyone that wants to develop their drawing and painting skills or just spend some time doing what they enjoy.

Alison RogersAfter attending the Classical Realism and Big Scale Anatomy courses

Loved every second going to these lessons. Its hard to find such intelligent and skilled teachers here in Malta! Please keep organizing more courses for us adults.

Raymond BorgAfter attending the Beginner Art programme and Big Scale Anatomy course

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