This semester, FIT's Illustration MFA program includes jam packed studio time and hands on work (... and let's not forget about thesis writing). Mondays and Tuesdays we have "Exploring Media" through which we are currently exploring oil painting techniques with Martin Wittfooth. I guess I've been a fake artist up until this point because I have never ever touched oils before! Our two underpaintings will soon be brought to life with color. Thursday is "Traditional and Digital Integration" where we are getting refreshed in Photoshop, Painter, and Corel with Monika Maniecki. Saturday we are digging a bit deeper in Rudy Gutierrez's "Narrative Art" class where we are currently illustrating the modern evils emerged from Pandora's Box (images to come soon). Even though the schedule is so full, I'm looking forward to the new body of work at the end of this several month span.