ME:120.710 :: Pen & Ink Illustration

Course Description

Offered: Second Quarter, First Semester
Instructors: Timothy H. Phelps, Professor, Lead Instructor
Ian Suk, Professor
Credits: 3 Credits: 1 Lecture hours and 6 Studio hours per week
Competency in pen and ink rendering developed by sequential exercises and projects.

Course Objectives

Students should be able to acquire, through exercises and supervised projects, sufficient mental and manual skill over pen and ink rendering to produce illustrations demonstrating individual style, reproducible quality, and instructional impact.


  • Department library
  • Numerous books on pen & ink technique
  • Anatomical specimens

Course Assignments

  1. Exercises
  2. Anatomy illustration translation from tone
  3. Anatomy illustration (from cadaver dissection)

Course Evaluation

  • 1:1 faculty-student interface
  • Interim class critiques
  • Individual critiques
  • Single project evaluation form
  • Final grade


Three half days per week.

All students with disabilities who require accommodations for this course should contact Catherine L. Will, Disability Services Coordinator for Graduate Biomedical Education ( or 410-614-3781) at their earliest convenience to discuss their specific needs. Please note that accommodations are not retroactive.


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