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Medical Art Class

Medical Art Class

The Medical Art Class is a unique one-day course that not only allows participants to unleash their creative potential, it also offers a refreshing approach to their professional field of (medical) expertise. An anatomical understanding of facial beauty will inspire you to bring a bloc of clay to life.  You will also develop your ‘aesthetic eye’ as you mould the structures and details that define facial appeal.  This one-of-a-kind Art Class will not only sharpen your senses with the regards to the expression of beauty, it quite literally offers a hands-on approach to understanding the science behind it. 

Why?

The Medical Art Class will enhance your understanding of the human face. It will help you to appreciate the beauty of curves and lines, and improve perceptual and observational skills that will add value to your daily practice.  It will contribute to an adequate spatial understanding of facial beauty and stimulate reflection on which anthropometric parameters contribute to the perception of a normal face.

For Whom?

Is obtaining, creating or restoring one of the aspects of facial beauty part of your daily job? How would you feel about sculpting a face out of a block of clay? Then look no further because this course was designed for you! You don’t need to be an experienced sculptor to take part, but if you are we might urge you to go the extra mile, for instance by adding emotion or aging characteristics to your sculptures. 

What?

Throughout an anatomical approach, we will introduce you to the basic elements of facial contours and proportions that are needed to bring a bloc of clay to life. After a replenishing lunch, our instructors will provide you with the necessary tools and clay to start your own project. As the maximum participants is limited, there is plenty of time for personal feedback and advice. All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are included. Chloé, our gracious host from Studio Disfruta, will prepare a delicious and rewarding group dining experience at the end of the course.

When & Where?

Multiple sessions are organised throughout the year. Check the calendar for more information. The Medical Art Class takes place at Studio Disfruta in Aartselaar, Belgium. More information about the location can be found here.

Teambuildings

Get to know another side of your co-workers by seeing their artistic talents come to life. Studio Disfruta offers a unique opportunity for you to enjoy this experience together. We have several catering formulas that can be creatively tailored to your needs.

Contact Studio Disfruta here for more information and further enquiries.

Why and how this approach will broaden your work perspective...

Get to know the ins and outs of the face

Our understanding of facial beauty is based on a number of essential spatial parameters and determinants. You might be surprised to find out there is an underlying science that determines whether or not a face is perceived as ‘normal’. This knowledge can be applied to sculpting. 

For instance, did you know that the distance from the top of your skull to your eyes is the same as the distance from your eyes to your chin? And that ears tend to get bigger as we age? 

As you will be sculpting a face as a harmonious sum of different normally formed facial components, you will understand which shades, reflections and curves determine that natural look that is so appealing. 

Train your ‘aesthetic eye’

Sculpting is a great way to learn how to identify the aspects that contribute to what we consider to be an attractive face. But since there is no such thing as an exact science to beauty, nothing is written in stone. We offer this course to professionals who are eager to train their eye for aesthetics. A hands-on approach to facial beauty will not only render participants more knowledgeable about the theory, it will give them the insight required to be more confident towards putting it into practice. 

Once you have mastered objective analyses, rulers and angles, you will improve your perceptual and observational skills that will be useful for your daily practice, which is where the true magic will happen. Beauty, after all, is in the eye of its beholder. 

Unleash your artistic talents

Even the most artistic mind will still need a good pair of hands to mould that bloc of clay into something recognizable. Experience the relaxing effects of sculpting and the thrill of making clay come to life.  Whether you’ll come in as a surgeon, a medical professional, a dentist, an orthodontist or a beauty specialist, you’ll go home as an artist! 

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contact us

Studio Disfruta bvba

Langlaarsteenweg 110
2630 Aartselaar 
Belgium

info@medicalartclass.com
+32 (0)498 29 18 98

Chloé Simoens

Pottery Artist & Owner Disfruta

After having worked as a head hunter in the medical and pharmaceutical business for 10 years, Chloé moved to Barcelona with her family. She fell in love with this city and its abundance of artistic stimuli and soon started offering bicycle tours for tourists.

After the birth of her third child, she had to put an end to her activities as a tour guide and went on to discover the infinite world of ceramics and pottery. Barcelona is a true shopper’s and art-lover’s paradise, but the city and its rural hinterland also have a rich tradition of pottery, that traces its legacy to prehistoric times, thanks to the generous amount of high-quality clay in the hills wedged along the north eastern Spanish coast bordering France. 

Eva Péres from Eva Ceràmica introduced Chloé to the timeless tradition of pottery. After 18 months, Chloé and her family moved back to Belgium and found a farmhouse that was perfect to pursue her dream of establishing her own ceramic studio.

After a course in the Provence with Rudie Delanghe, the humblest and most knowledgeable godfather of Belgian pottery, she started an official education in Bruges to become a recognized pottery artist (Bert De Doncker) and is trained by Bie van Gucht, one of the leading ladies in the pottery scene.

In March 2020, she founded Studio Disfruta as a creative space for artists and novices who want to discover their talents in the magical playground of ceramics and pottery. 

Dr. H. Jr. Vercruysse

Tutor Art Class & Maxillofacial Surgeon

After his training in maxillofacial surgery, Dr. H. Jr. Vercruysse started working at the Sant Joan de Deu Hospital in Barcelona (Cat/ES), the largest paediatric hospital in Catalunya.

He had the privilege to work in the Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery department of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London (UK), and in the Craniofacial Institute of Prof. Gosla Reddy in Hyderabad (India).

He is presently working as a craniofacial consultant at the University Hospital of Antwerp and has his private activity in the AZ Monica Hospital and KLINA Hospital. He also has a clinical cooperation with the Sant Joan de Deu Hospital in Barcelona where he performs midface distraction osteogenesis and recently started a PhD on this topic at the University College of London (UK). He is passionate about anatomy and innovative thinking, and has published numerous articles on these subjects.

Dr. H. Sr. Vercruysse

Tutor Art Class & Maxillofacial Surgeon

After his training in medicine and dentistry, Dr. H. Sr. Vercruysse was trained in Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Hospital of Aachen (Germany) for 3 years with additional education at the University of Utrecht (Netherlands) and the University of Leuven (Belgium).

He founded the department of Maxillofacial Surgery in the AZ Monica Hospital, campus Antwerp, and remained the head of department until 2015. He was one of the pioneers of orthognathic surgery in Belgium and had an indispensable share in making his department world-renowned for this pathology and surgery.

He developed a huge interest in sculpturing the face after his training in the Art Academy in Wilrijk (Belgium) and numerous courses and collaborations with Miek Sysmans of Beeldatelier De Volle Zon (Berlaar).