In this six session class participants will draw a self-portrait from life, followed by an ecorche version to develop a thorough understanding of the skull and its musculature. Beginning with a broad analysis on the historical practice of self-portraiture, the class will progress to discuss technical aspects of composition, form, and artistic anatomy. Individual critiques will be given at the beginning of each class, as well as live demonstrations of the self-portrait and the process of flaying it. It is recommended to have a skull as it will be set in the same position of the self-portrait. An ecorche of the head will also be used, although it is not required to have one for the class. Diagrams and examples of historical self-portraits will be provided. Note: The class will be conducted on the Zoom platform and is a live online experience. It will be necessary for students to have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone. The recommended device is a laptop or desktop.