All drawing is personal…each mark you make is a recording of who you are, how you think, what you care about, and your attitude in making it. Artists, like musicians, writers, choreographers, consciously (and unconsciously) develop a signature, a “voice” in which they feel most centered in expressing themselves. In this class, we will touch on different aspects of your personal visual voice – in an exploration of that most personal of subjects, yourself. How you (and others) perceive you, what decisions you make about both the way you look, the way you relate to others, and the way you express the things that are important to you. Drawing is a never-ending process, just as is personal growth. The assignments in this class will suggest a “snapshot in time” – of who you are now, and how you got there. We each think differently, express ourselves differently, care about different things. There is not (and has never been) a single “right” way to visually express those personal priorities. In sharing them, we can engage in a conversation about what matters to each of us. We will introduce and explore different types and techniques of image-making, as each student finds his or her comfort zone, his or her “visual voice.” We will meet weekly for a 30-40 minute Zoom meeting, and you will be expected to spend a minimum of one hour per week on each assignment.