Students and staff at the RVC are breaking out their paintbrushes and getting involved in a series of anatomical art workshops.

The college’s artist-in-residence Geoff Harrison, tasked with producing art depicting different aspects of life at the college during his tenure, is leading the sessions. The Leverhulme Trust is funding his residency and previously he worked as artist-in-residence at Bart’s Pathology Museum at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.   

Mr Harrison’s art workshops have been set up to help students and staff develop their observation and anatomy skills, with the help of the college’s two live anatomy models, greyhounds Viper and Bonnie.

“Geoff’s workshops are designed to challenge participants to open their eyes to the wonder of animals and humans and all they contribute to a professionally-focused academic community, during the course of each working day,” an RVC spokesman said.

He added: “The workshops also encourage participants to consider how creativity is as important to science as it is the visual arts. Many RVC staff members and students are artistically talented and the workshops have been extremely popular. As well as painting and drawing, participants have used the mediums of photography and 3D techniques in the workshops.”

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