Webinars and Workshops

‘Charlotte Holt’ Webinars and workshops explore a variety of subjects related to the MAET course and are designed to build upon the students’ skills. Some workshops and webinars are open for the professional medical illustrators and MAA members to attend for continual professional development. The courses may include life drawing, life classes with surface anatomy, anatomy instruction, 3D facial anatomy modelling, 3D computer graphics, licensing and copywrite and computer tuition. Workshops may also be held in the UK or Europe, linking with other educational organisations, for example ARS and BIOMAB.

Upcoming workshops…

Patient Positioning project tutorial16th May 2022
9:30 -10:30 am
Tutor: Catherine BoneOpen only to MAET studentsOnline Webinar. Link will be sent to the studentsFree to MAET students
Patient Positioning project tutorial In this one hour webinar we will cover the project requirements, examples of good patient positioning illustrations and good places to look for assets to help you construct the artwork. For the last 30 mins I'll go step by step through an example artwork and there will be a short Q&A session at the end.
The workflow of an animation pipeline 23rd May 2022
9:30- 12:30am
Tutor: Catherine BoneOpen to anyone Online Webinar. Link will be sent via email once you sign up and paid for the courseMAET student - £25
MAA member - £45
Other professional - £65
The workflow of an animation pipeline Half day talk (rather than hands on) with time for open discussion / questions and answers at the end. Explores the entire process of creating an animation for a client - from initial client outline to final delivery. Discussing in detail pre-production and its considerations, production and post production. Will also be looking at animation styles, available resources and animation programs. A talk for students and professionals - including those who have never created an animation before but wish to explore the field, or working animators who want to attend to compare work practices and have a friendly discussion on the topic.
Watercolour workshop 13th June 2022
9:30am - 5pm with hours lunch break
Tutor: Joanna CameronOpen to anyone (must be over 18 years to enter Gordon Museum of Pathology Hands-on-workshop. Most materials will be supplied on the day. Details will be emailed to you once you have signed up and paid for the courseMAET student - £75
MAA member - £110
Other professional - £165
Watercolour workshop will cover wet on wet, wet on dry and lifting techniques, as well as colour palatte creation, supplies and tools, shading and light, masking technique, water usage tips and layering. The subject of the day will be a number of different medically inspired objects.
Blender Webinar - Heartbeats - animating heart movements.20th June 2022
9:30 am - 4:30 am with 1 hour lunch break. 30 mins questions at the end (and tea breaks as required!)
Tutor: Catherine BoneOpen to anyone Online Webinar. Link will be sent via email once you sign up and pay for the courseMAET student - £40
MAA member - £60
Other professional - £80
Blender Webinar - Heartbeats - animating heart movements. Full day 'hands on' webinar creating heartbeat movements. The first half of the day we will be animating an adult human heart using shape keys, constraints and motion paths. For the second half we will look at the various options for animate blood flow and the attendees will have an opportunity to explore each of these in turn. At the end of the day, attendees should have a fully animated heart and practical skills in a number of animation techniques. Basic skills and understanding of Blender required to participate but please do attend even if you have never used Blender before and just wish to watch and explore the possibilities of animation!
Pathological specimen project tutorial11th July 2022
9:30-10:30 am
Tutor: Catherine BoneOpen only to MAET studentsOnline Webinar. Link will be sent to the studentsFree to MAET students
Pathological specimen project tutorial In this one hour webinar we will cover the project requirements, examples of good pathological specimen illustrations and how to construct the artwork to effectively demonstrate the disease or abnormality. For the last 20 mins I'll go step by step through an example artwork and there will be a short Q&A session at the end.
Photoshop webinar - Photorealistic digital painting of facial anatomy and portraiture.

18th July 2022
9:30 am - 4:30 am with 1 hour lunch break. 30 mins questions at the end (and tea breaks as required!)
Tutor: Catherine BoneOpen to anyone Online Webinar. Link will be sent via email once you sign up and pay for the courseMAET student - £40
MAA member - £60
Other professional - £80
Photoshop webinar - Photorealistic digital painting of facial anatomy and portraiture. In this full day webinar we will be exploring digital photorealistic painting in Photoshop. Our subject of the day will be portraits and underlying facial anatomy. Initially we will start with a mixture of only black and white colours, a technique known as grisaille which is an excellent training approach to help simplify the subject with contrasting shapes to make the form read correctly, all without colour. Once form has been established we will use layers to build up the colour and finish detail with a variety of brushes and alphas. After a lunch break we will build the underlying bony anatomy of our portrait, using an (external) 3D skull resource and reconstruct the major facial muscles on it using landmarks. The last 30 minutes of the class will be an opportunity for the attendees to show off their painting to the class and for a question and answer session. A brilliant opportunity for those just learning Photoshop to explore the principles of digital painting and how to marry external and internal anatomy, and also an experienced artist who wants to stretch their painting muscles on an exciting project.

Please visit this page to book onto a workshop

Previous workshops

Tuesday 8th November 2021

Contracts, copyright and self promotion – Online webinar taught by Jo Cameron

Tuesday 5th November 2019

Anatomical specimens, working in ink. At the Gordon Museum, London.  Taught by Jo Cameron

Monday 23rd September 2019

Carbon dust technique at Bolton Hospital taught by Jo Cameron

Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th October 2019 

Scientific illustration – – An introduction to scientific and anatomical illustration within the life sciences, natural history room at the Gordon Museum. Taught by Jo Cameron

22nd July 2019 – 3D Animation in Blender

17th June 2019 – 2D Animation

20th May 2019 – After effects and cinematography

15th March 2019 – Website design with Cat Sulzmann

15th February 2019 – Hand Anatomy workshop

18th January 2019 – Carbon Dust with Jo Cameron

13th July 2018 – Baby head sculpting with Pascale

14th May 2018 – Hip reconstruction workshop with Catherine Sulzmann

30th July 2018 – Knee reconstruction workshop with Catherine Sulzmann

  

Yoga Life Drawing at the 69th Annual MAA Conference in Bath

Life drawing workshop with Jo Cameron

Drawings by Julia Ruston

Shoulder anatomy Reconstruction

12th February 2018 – with Catherine Sulzmann

Foot anatomy Reconstruction

21st November 2017 – with Catherine Sulzmann

Hand and Forearm anatomy Reconstruction

19th June 2017 – with Catherine Sulzmann

BIOMAB-ARSIC
11th Dissection Drawing Days 28-29th April 2017 held in Antwerp, Belgium 

Merlin Strangeway (MAET student) produced this amazing scribe from the event:

Facial Reconstruction

A very successful two days workshop with Richard Neave held on 27th March and 3rd of April,  reconstructing the face by building the musculature from the skull out. Below is a gallery from the day.

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Anatomical sculpting workshop

This workshop held on 14-15th October 2016 covered sculpting the muscles of facial expression in wax onto a skull model by Pascale Pollier.

 BIOMAB-ARSIC Dissection Drawing Day 

Held in Antwerp, Belgium as part of the 10th Antwerp Medical Students’ Congress SURGERY: ON THE CUTTING EDGE, 14-18th Sep 2016.