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Living Anatomy Workshop

Image of anatomy painted on model's back and armsOn Friday, April 17, 2015, the Biomedical Communications (BMC) program hosted a Surface Anatomy Workshop for students and faculty. Yvan Freund led the “living écorché” session.

Coordinated by Shelley Wall, BMC assistant professor, a lecture hall and spotlights were reserved, a riser was borrowed from the Erindale Studio Theatre and an artist’s model was engaged.  Participants took turns painting muscles, tendons, and bones directly onto the model’s body.

The basic musculoskeletal anatomy refresher provided an opportunity to see living anatomy in practice. It helped participants to think critically about how underlying anatomy effects overlying surface appearance, especially in the context of a living, moving body. The workshop provided a stimulating and educational break for students from their master’s research projects.

Freund, a medical illustrator from Strasbourg and an instructor in the scientific illustration program at the didactique visuelle atelier, Haute école des arts du Rhin, visited Toronto for a week. He presented on his career and on the structure of the program in Strasbourg.

Since January, BMC has also hosted international visiting graduate student, Madeline Spacher, from Strasbourg.

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