Drawing is the most accessible form of visual expression. Pick up a piece of charcoal, and it can happen spontaneously. With a range of marks— light, heavy, thin, thick, and variable—drawing enables experimentation. It can also articulate thoughts and communicate viewpoints. David Hockney wrote in a foreword to Jeffery Camp’s book Draw: How to Master the Art, “If you can draw, even a little bit, you can express all kinds of ideas that might otherwise be lost—delights, frustrations, whatever torments you or pleases you.” To draw the human body adds LIFE. Devoid of the exacting symmetry, so often found in man-made objects, its spirit can be perceived through a soft touch, or a powerful mark, its flesh, by a twist of the wrist. Whether in revealing the serenity in a child’s face, or the frailty in an aged hand, one thing is clear; artists use similar methods—gesture, contour, values, and composition—yet, seen through their own eyes. Everyone has his or her unique perceptions.” Whether you have had previous instruction or are new to the figure, this class is designed to accelerate your growth. Prerequisite: Drawing 1 or the equivalent.