sing traditional approaches to drawing and painting, students learn the foundations of drawing and painting through the completion of a series of exercises that are brought to a high level of finish. Students begin with Cast Drawing and work their way through Cast Painting, Still-Life. After the completion of these areas of study the student will then move on to Life Drawing and finally to Life Painting. Strategies and techniques for developing accurately observed shapes and proportions are heavily stressed. The representation of light and form is discussed in depth both as it relates to observation and to conceptual models that may be applied to work from imagination. During the Still-Life and Life Painting portions of the curriculum ideas pertaining to color, palettes, and painting materials will be examined and demonstrated.