In this class participants will investigate the foundation elements of portrait painting. During the course of four days each student will construct one portrait. Each day will be comprised of a different set of concepts and techniques which build progressively on each other. Beginning with Introductory strategies on how to effectively place the proportions of the model onto a two- dimensional surface the class will then progress to the articulation of form by means of light, perspective, and structure. In addition to these fundamental concepts the instructor will supplement the lesson with the use of materials when pertinent. additionally topics pertaining to anatomy and design will also be presented and tailored to the needs of each student. Lessons will take the form of demonstrations and individual critiques according to each participant’s needs.