Start off the new school year with some gestures! 3 min poses. Dressing a naked model-- with my imagination!! (she wore a dress for a round of poses, the next round we drew the dress on her). It's pretty fun! I've always loved drapery--as long as I'm painting it in oil or a quick study in pen; anything in between seems like a headache. Our teacher, Mark McDonnell, is so very skilled at getting across concepts relating to life drawing, that each class is a welcome challenge.