Sarofim School of Fine Arts

Art for Animals

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    Drawing by Noel Kalmus
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    Drawing by Candice Weigand
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    Drawing by Noel Kalmus
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    Drawing by Jessica Cox
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    Drawing by Star Varner
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    Drawing by Candice Weigand
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Professor Varner’s 2011 figure drawing class contributed its talents to help raise funds for the Georgetown Animal Shelter.

The figure drawing class at Southwestern University contributed to the fund-raising efforts of Georgetown Animal Shelter. At the shelter’s annual auction, people bid on a drawing session for their pets (as long as said pet is smaller than a pony). To prepare, the students first study the human skeleton from an artistic perspective with instruction in the proportions and shapes of the bones. They create larger-than-life skeletal drawings and compare them to a dog skeleton. 

Here are images from Professor Varner’s class session with the winner of the auction: a blonde pit bull named Tiny. Click through the gallery at right to see some of the excellent drawings that resulted!

Tiny and Drawing II

Art for Animals Session

 

Click here for more information about the Georgetown Animal Shelter, including a roster of adoptable pets. Facebook users can also like the Friends of the Georgetown Animal Shelter page.