Perfect Vessels - A Comparative Skull Drawing Workshop
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Perfect Vessels - A Comparative Skull Drawing Workshop

Perfect Vessels - A Comparative Skull Drawing Workshop

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Mutter Museum

19 South 22nd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Experience our special exhibit, L.A.-based photographer David Orr's Perfect Vessels, in a hands on drawing workshop! Close observation shows how skulls are shaped differently and can inform a variety of forensic determinations such as age, stature, sex, and racial background of a person, as well as more subtle differences in the shape and features of human faces. We will discuss these differences in the skulls, as well as learn about our famous Hyrtl skull collection, why he collected the skulls, what his collection accomplished, and how it is still being used today. Get up close and personal with a variety of skulls selected from the Mütter collection in this Comparative Skull Drawing Workshop!



About the Instructor

Meredith Sellers is the Arts Coordinator for the Center for Education and Public Initiatives at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and Mütter Museum. She is an artist, educator, and writer, devising and teaching cross-disciplinary arts curriculum and workshops for the Mütter Museum. She earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010 and her MFA in 2012 from the University of Pennsylvania.



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Sketchbook (no smaller than 10x7, no larger than11x14”)

Graphite sticks 4b, 6b, 8 or 9b

Graphite Pencils 2b, 4b, 6b, 8b, and ebony

Pencil Sharpener – Must come with enclosed container for shavings!

Compressed “Char-Kole” sticks

Oil or chalk pastel set/ Colored pencils



Photo: Unknown [ N° 1161.01 ] Syphilitic Necrosis




Questions? Email events@collegeofphysicians.org

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