Last year, I took a figure drawing art class with Garth Claassen during fall semester. We met on Tuesdays and Thursdays for an hour-and-a-half, as well as Wednesday nights for three hours. We studied a variety of artists, from the late, great Picasso, all the way to modern artists like the amazing professor Claassen. We studied figure drawings in charcoal, pencil, markers, water color ink and graphite, and colored pencils. During class, we were permitted to play music. All in all, the environment was creative, friendly, soothing, and safe.