This is an intermediate drawing course with a focus on portraiture. During the first half of the semester students will learn the basic structure of the human head/neck through lectures, demonstrations and exercises with life models. Painting either in acrylic of oil will be explored. During the second half of the semester, emphasis will be given to various project assignments involving self-portraits. Along with mastery of painting skills, individual expressions will be stressed. Students will be encouraged to explore psychological and emotional elements and portray their inner “Self” rather than their superficial replica. Materials are provided.