A thorough grounding in the centuries old technique of sight size drawing and painting, this course is a multi semester, sequential progression. Beginning with drawing copies of Greek and Roman casts, this class proceeds on to drawing and painting in the genres of still life, portrait, and landscape. This course is tailored to steadily hone a young artist's ability to see, giving them professional artist tools for drawing and painting from life. Beyond the time spent each week at the easel, this course is fleshed out by a weekly, interactive art history segment offered by Kevin McEvoy. In this portion of the class, students view masterpieces up close on a large screen television, understanding how masterpieces of times past can apply to their creation of works in the present.