So far the first week of classes has been amazing. I am teaching 3 of my favorite class, Observational Drawing. They put the class in a new room that has much better layout for setting up still lives and lighting them to make pods of artist groups. The classes are large and full of energy. I redesigned the whole course based on the new book and it's working out well even though the new book is a technique book. I'm applying the psychology of drawing from Betty Edwards into the course. I'm also keeping Edwards' 5 perceptual skills as part of the way we talk about drawings. I've taught 4 classes in 2 days. The last one is tomorrow.