This class explores the broader applications of drawing- realistic, symbolic and expressive. You will have opportunities to work with charcoal, acrylic and oil paint, pastel, collage and assemblage. We will examine what makes a work of art abstract, realistic or somewhere in between as you deconstruct the representational landscape to create an abstracted image. Weekly homework exercises will assist in furthering your understanding of working with materials and processes. The class is open to students with some painting experience.