The focus of this yearlong class will be to successfully develop artwork that reflects each artist’s individual voice and style. Students will gain more experience with artistic practices including observational and figurative drawing/painting as well as continue to develop their own vision and portfolio. This class is also structured to give students experience in artistic presentation and competition. Student work will be entered into local art competitions such as Scholarship Alert at the Lansing Art Gallery, Eastwood Towne Center art show, Youth Arts at Western Michigan, and local art displays. Finally, students will continue to develop understanding with the visual communication process.