This class will focus on how current painting considers the human figure. Portraits without people, the selfie, the figure as composite, imagined figures, forgotten figures, figures from our lives, abstract figures, non-consensual portraits, and technologically advanced figures will be considered within a structure of exploratory painterly approaches. This class will NOT focus on “how to” paint the figure. No experience painting the figure is necessary. The class will cross-over for select meetings with Sculpture II which will also be focusing on the contemporary figure in the Spring.