At once serious and inspiring, this studio art class enables high school students to study drawing and painting in a traditional "Academy" format. Developing compostional and observational skills working from a clothed figure, as well as realistic still life and landscape, this course references art history and local exhibits, and utilizes the Academy Museum collection and archive as a resource. Students can develop portfolio and AP pieces. Help is also available in navigating the art supplement for college applications. Students can receive a portfolio review within the first weeks of class.