creative research gallery and drawing center
a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization




Instructed by Manifest Resident Instructor
Samantha Haring


Registration Deadline: April 5



Sundays, 12:30-3:30pm

April 8 – June 3 (no class meeting on April 29)


Artistic Anatomy is an eight-week anatomical drawing class designed specifically for artists. Working from a live model each week, participants will learn how to draw the figure from the inside out.

Students will address the following topics:

  • Introduction to human anatomy, the skeleton, and musculature
  • Identify important skeletal and muscular “landmarks” on the figure
  • Understand how specific muscles affect the surface appearance of the figure
  • Drawing “through the form”: ability to visualize the structure of the figure


Course fee includes FREE access to all Wednesday Open Figure Sessions during the duration of the course


Minimium: 6
Limit: 20


  • Sketchbook (something of your choice to take notes with)
  • 18x24” Newsprint pad
  • 18x24” Strathmore 400 series drawing pad
  • Pencils: 2B, HB
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Optional: additional paper (Canson Mi-Teintes, Rives BFK, Stonehenge…), additional drawing materials of your choice (charcoal, pen and ink, markers…)

    Level of Study

    This class is suggested for individuals with some observational drawing experience. Basic knowledge of drawing materials and techniques is expected.


    Unless otherwise specified, all courses are hosted at Manifest's Drawing Center Studios in Madisonville at 4905 Whetsel Avenue (second floor) (see map and direction links below). Manifest's studio facility provides two classrooms, a darkroom, and a processing room all totalling nearly 4000 square-feet. The studios are outfitted with professional equipment, furniture, and study aids.








About the Instructor

Samantha Haring is a Midwest painter from Des Plaines, Illinois. She makes quiet paintings that discuss the nature of loss and the inherent duality of absence and presence. Haring earned her MFA from Northern Illinois University (2014) and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2011). She has also studied in Italy at the International School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture; it was there that she fully developed her commitment to light, color, and observational painting. Haring’s work has been shown nationally, most recently in Chicago, Cincinnati, and New York. Her work is published in issues #119 and #123 of New American Paintings, as well as the Manifest International Painting Annuals 4 and 5. She was one of the 2015–2016 Manifest Artists in Residence, and is currently Manifest’s Resident Instructor for 2017-2018. In addition to teaching at Manifest Drawing Center, Haring is a Drawing Instructor at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning (DAAP).

Examples of Samantha’s paintings and drawings can be viewed at:

Map to Studio    |   Studio Calendar    |   Darkroom Calendar


Manifest's 15th season is funded in part by a grant from the Robert H. Reakirt Foundation, PNC Bank, Trustee. This season's programming is also supported by an impact grant from ArtsWave, by a sustainability grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and through the generous contributions of individual supporters who care deeply about the visual arts.

gallery hours:

tues-fri noon-7pm, sat noon-5pm
(or by special appointment)

closed Sun and Mon

Contribute to our Annual Fund



gallery map
2727 woodburn avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45206

drawing center map
4905 whetsel avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45227



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