Taking you on a drawn tour through the human body, join award-winning medical artist Merlin Strangeway as she guides you below the surface of our skin, into the bumps, lumps, and fibrous tissues that makes up our physical selves.
Participants will work directly from specimens, models and a wide variety of historical and contemporary reference materials to create a series of illustrations throughout the day. We will explore human anatomy (in particular osteology), visualising pathologies, surgical instruments, and patient care.
No drawing experience is necessary, just a curious mind. All art materials will be provided though participants are invited to bring sketchbooks.
About the tutor
Merlin is an award winning Medical Illustrator, with a passion for using art as a tool to delineate and delight. She is currently completing a Medical Art Postgraduate with the Medical Art Education Trust.
She is the recipient of the Barber’s Company Award 2016-2017 and 2017-2018, and the Ronald Raven Award (travelling scholarship within the field of Medical Art) 2017-2018. Over the last 8 years she has worked with some of the largest clients in the healthcare sector, including Harley Street Childrens’ Hospital, The Wellcome Trust, The Francis Crick Institute, Great Ormond Street Hospital, The Royal Free Hospital, UCL, Hunterian Museum of Surgery, The Royal College of Midwives and John Hopkins Medical School (USA). For more information, visit Merlin's website.