Joshua Jacobo at the 2018 Michelangelo Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum
Joshua Jacobo at the 2018 Michelangelo Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum

Joshua Jacobo is a Californian fine artist, educator, activist, anatomist, writer, and entrepreneur. Joshua draws and sculpts, focusing primarily on the figure, portrait, and animals. Joshua’s work is influenced by the High Renaissance masters, as well as the Mannerists, Dutch and Northern European Masters, and some Golden Age illustrators. Recently Joshua has begun more intensive studies of the works of Bauhaus and abstract expressionist artists. Joshua is an anatomist, creating one of the most accurate three-dimensional sculptures of the anatomy of the human head and neck ever developed and is currently developing a full standing anatomy figure sculpture to be sold as a reference product for artists and medical professionals. Joshua had his first one-person show featuring thirty drawings in Midland Texas in 2012, only one year after beginning his full-time study of art. In 2012 Joshua also founded the online art school, New Masters Academy as an effort to bring top-level professional art instruction to artists around the world at an affordable price. Today New Masters Academy has thousands of students and is followed by millions on social media. Joshua and New Masters Academy were prominently featured in the popular Penguin book, “The Automatic Customer” by John Warrilow. Joshua was involved in the original “Occupy Wallstreet” political movement in New York in 2012 where he demonstrated and raised funds for supplies for the Zuccotti Park camp and reported on the police response for NationofChange. Joshua went on to organize with other political movements including End Dark Money, Strike Debt, End Koch Power, Black Lives Matter, and most recently Joshua spent time at the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock, North Dakota for the resistance against the seizure of native lands by the oil industry. In 2013 Joshua led a campaign that raised $500,000 worth of distressed debt from students and poor American families and abolished it outright. Today, Joshua manages several companies, in the art, education, and tech spaces and retains his board seat at NationofChange. Joshua is currently developing new artist pipelines for his large-scale sculptural work and teaches drawing for Art Mentors in Orange County California.

• Sketchbook/Notebook for note taking
• An internet-enabled computer, tablet, or phone device for view 3D files for homework assignments
• Tracing paper for assignment feedback and critique

Sales are non-refundable but in some cases we can switch a student’s enrollment in a class that has not yet started to another class of equal or lesser value. New Masters Academy reserves the right to cancel, limit enrollment, substitute instructors or models, reschedule or modify a class with notice to enrolled students. If a class is canceled enrolled students will be given a refund. If an instructor is unable to finish a class term a refund will be given to students at a pro-rated amount.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q.What is the Anatomy Bootcamp?

    A.The Anatomy Bootcamp is a unique and intensive 8-Sundays Summer Training program designed to give artists a jump start on their anatomical knowledge. Artists who enroll in both classes in the Bootcamp will be studying from 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm Sundays in a unique, fun, challenging, and entirely immersive learning experience.

  • Q.Can I take this class without enrolling in the other Anatomy Bootcamp classes?

    A.Yes! Both of the Anatomy Bootcamp classes can be purchased individually.

  • Q.Are materials provided?

    A.Students are responsible for their own materials. All supplies are clearly listed for students in the Material List tab of the content area above this F.A.Q. list.

  • Q.I am a beginner. Is this class for me?

    A.We recommend this class for students who have some artistic anatomy knowledge, but it is not required.

  • Q.Can I take this class if I am not attending the Anatomy Bootcamp Part C?

    A.Yes! You will be drawing from the 3d anatomy models as your homework rather than students enrolled in the Part C who will be sculpting their clay models for homework.

  • Q.Do you expect to sell out?

    A.Yes! Because of the nature of this class, we are limited on the amount of students we can accommodate. We have run this class twice in the last two years and in both instances the class sold out so enroll soon if you are interested!

  • Q.What's the maximum class size?

    A.We’re capping the class at 20 students to ensure that everyone gets enough personal attention.

  • Q.Do I need to know how to sculpt to take this class?

    A.No! We use 3D materials to learn anatomy but this class is not intended just for sculptors.

  • Q.What areas of the body are covered by this class

    A.This class will cover: 1. The Shoulder Girdle 2. The Arm 3. The Spine and Ribcage 4. The Thorax, Abdomen, and Pelvis 5. The Hip and Upper Leg

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