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Luke Shepherd .com - Training Surgeons

Luke Shepherd .com - Training Surgeons

Sculpture for Surgeons 2017

3-day sculpture course plus 1 drawing day for clinical practice
Dates: 27th -29th May Sculpture / 30th May 2017 Drawing
Venue: Marylebone Rd, London.

Booking

Please visit Sculpture for Surgeons Website for a full prospectus of the course.
Please contact Luke Shepherd should you wish to arrange a course in your department.

Sculpture

A 3-day sculpture course specifically for the plastic and maxillofacial surgeon to establish a change in perception and understanding of 3-D form.

Participants will work in clay from the life-model being taught traditional sculpture methods which are adapted to suit the surgeons needs. These methods help to develop the ways in which the surgeon perceives form and consequently the ways in which they understand visual 3-D language.

“The hand cannot always coordinate the shapes the mind sees. The course is about closing that gap and training surgeons to understand what the eye sees so that they may use this understanding in their work ".

Drawing

The 4th day of the course is dedicated to drawing skills, and can be attended as part of the sculpture course as a stand alone day. Whilst appreciation of form in 3 dimensions is essential for surgeons, the ability to communicate these forms on paper is a highly desirable skill.

Throughout the day we teach general drawing skills, and work through various fun and lively exercises to develop a technique for appreciating the components of the human form, mainly the facial features. Working from a live model and each other, delegates produce numerous sketches of different styles, poses and portraits.

This course is also for all levels and abilities, and is a relaxing and entertaining day for all. We start from the basics and aim to convey the necessary skills to allow delegates to improve the quality of their operation records, revision notes and observational acumen.

Faculty

This years course is convened by Simon Withey
The 3-day course has been running for over 15 years and is designed to facilitate surgeons with their clinical procedures.

Since 1999 Luke has been invited to teach a sculpture course for Plastic and Maxillofacial surgeons. Originally held at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, but currently run privatley as a separate course.

In 2006 the course moved home to Cambridge and was convened by Per Hall FRCS (Plast). The sculpture course aims to give plastic and maxillofacial surgeons the practical training of developing hand—eye coordination and an accurate understanding of 3-D awareness. Prof. Roy Saunders and Mr. Brian Morgan have previously convened the sculpture course for surgeons.

Please visit Sculpture for Surgeons Website for a full prospectus of the course.
Please contact Luke Shepherd should you wish to arrange a course in your department.

Luke also leads similar courses from his Devon studio. Both surgeons and artists often attend these.

Roy CalneSir Roy Calne and Luke Shepherd

 

Links

Paper from International Journal of Surgery

Practical sculptural training for the plastic surgeon by Luke Shepherd.

Published Volume 3, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 93–97

 

Testimonials

 

We were delighted with the way (the course) went and realised that it was thanks to your expertise Luke and your great teaching abilities.

Ron Pigott — Royal College Surgeons of England

 

Thank you once again for a most successful ‘Heads’ course. It was just wonderful to see a bunch of surgeons respond to your teaching and learn how to look accurately. What is more they all had so much enjoyment doing it.

Brian Morgan — Royal College Surgeons of England

 

Thank you for your patient instruction last week. I don't know when I enjoyed a week as much and it has certainly heightened my perception of facial features.

Alan — course participant

 

Further Info:

Please visit Sculpture for Surgeons Website for a full prospectus of the course.

Please do not hesitate to call me if you would like any further information or to arrange a course for your department.