This course is open to all 2 D media, and will emphasize developing a thorough understanding of key principles that can be applied across all media and subject matter. The focus of the course will be portraiture, with live models coming for many of the classes, as artists build foundational techniques and reinforce principles that can be applied to any subject. For example, the way in which light falls on parts of an object obscuring other parts in shadow is universal whether the subject matter be a human head, a mountain or an apple. The class is designed to benefit artists of all levels, and handouts will accompany many classes to help facilitate learning. This course is ongoing with rolling enrollment.