Posted on 10th August 2020 at 16:06
There have been a number of recent developments:
1. WHOLE BODY SCULPTURE
The whole body sculpture course was due to run a pilot session in July, but which had to be cancelled due to COVID. Some sculptural work has been done and is represented here. Our objective is to develop a systematic layered construction of human skeletal anatomy, creating striking poses that result in an artistic piece in their own right. The intention remains to run the pilot course early next year, with a view to running a full open course later in the summer.
2. USING A 3D PEN
Tom Pidgeon has made a huge contribution to our construction technique using a 3D pen to create nerves and vessels. This has applicability in the hand, face and lower limb courses, and also in the embryonic brachial plexus course. There has been time spent on working out which pen and which filament is appropriate for the task.
3. BRACHIAL PLEXUS SCULPTING COURSE
The brachial plexus course offers instruction in both plexus and shoulder anatomy, and therefore is likely to run over two days. There are photographic examples here of the current state of the courses development.
4. OTHER SCULPTING COURSES
The development of the lower limb course has slowed due to the virus, but remains very much on our agenda.
The hand construction course is due to run in early September, and the face construction course in November. In both we wish to have time devoted to clinical matters (not just pure anatomy as before), in which there will be pathology representation and some clinical problem solving using the models (examples in the hand are surgical exposure incisions, tendon transfer, Dupuytens representation, and the creation of small flaps such as a Fouche flap).
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