SMCC offers a wide variety of courses that explore imagemaking on a two-dimensional surface. From the foundation courses of 2D Design and Drawing I, to explorations and expressions of Painting I and Watercolors, to the conceptual approaches of Illustration, to advanced courses that encourage students to develop individual modes of expression, SMCC has courses for students of all skill levels. On our South Portland campus, most classes are held in our recently refurbished Art Studio, set just steps from Portland Harbor on a private cove, with miles of beaches, rocky shoreline, shipping terminals, and three nearby lighthouses to serve as inspiration. Drawing and painting classes are also offered at numerous satellite sites throughout Southern Maine. Students learn from dedicated faculty, who are practicing, exhibiting artists, and many go on to continue their studies in art at local colleges and universities