Gingher Leyendecker teaches Life Drawing and Art Anatomy and has also taught Figure Painting, Drawing, 2-D Design, Color, and Digital Media courses at MCC, ASU, and Scottsdale Artists School. Her favorite class to teach is Art Anatomy. Dr. Leyendecker is serving her fifth year as department chair in the Art Department at MCC and is currently the Chair of the Department Chair Association.
ART 116 - Life Drawing
Bachelor of Fine Arts - New Mexico State University
Master of Fine Arts - Arizona State University
Ph.D. - Walden University
"Human anatomy is fascinating! Studying anatomy can help artists push their ideas forward, whether creating characters, conveying movement, or even visualizing a tattoo placement. The use of the human form to express emotion has been a staple of artists for centuries, and the study of anatomy has gone from taboo to commonplace. Even so, the human body's workings never cease to amaze me in both their simplicity and complexity. I have studied every bone and muscle in the human body, and never grow bored of learning more or sharing knowledge with my students. I believe that being rooted in a strong foundation of anatomy allows figurative artists to bring their concepts to life in whatever direction they choose to pursue."