If you’ve always wanted to try Pastel Drawing, you are in luck! Merritt is the only college in the Peralta system to offer it, and it is being taught by Mark Lightfoot, a renowned artist with a studio in Oakland (see his bio here). The class (ART 66, 67 or 68) starts Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 1:30 to 5:20 p.m. On the other end of the spectrum, the multi-talented instructor is also teaching 2-Dimensional Art (ART 46), a brand-new offering at Merritt, for career-minded students interested in learning how to use design effectively in professions that require a visual approach, such as graphic design, web design, interior design, fashion design, architecture etc. The class starts Thursday, August 27, from 1 to 6:30 p.m Find more information, see the two class flyers below. To register, go to www.peralta.edu.