Foundations



The Foundations Program is an integral part of the first year experience for Visual Art majors. All undergraduate students, including B.F.A., B.A., and B.A.E., must complete two semesters (12 credit hours) of foundations before beginning upper level studio classes.

The aim of Art Concepts and Practice and Art Principles and Practice is to provide experiences that build creativity, knowledge, and skill to successfully communicate visual ideas. Foundation drawing courses provide a focused setting for learning to translate objects into visual form. This translation from object to form is the single most essential tool that all artists rely on, regardless of medium or artistic direction. 

In addition to technical skills, the Foundations Program is designed to teach students to think and see like an artist before moving on to more advanced or medium specific skills.


Foundations Courses
ART 101 Drawing I
Introductory study of Drawing with emphasis on tools, techniques and observational development. Studio class includes intensive in-class exercises, lectures, images, and assignments. Students develop a formal fine arts vocabulary and gain verbal and written skills in critical analysis through individual and group critiques. Six hours scheduled studio activity and approximately six hours outside work weekly. Prerequisite: Must be a major or minor in the Department of Visual Art or receive instructor permission. LAB.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Olejniczak, Christine
MW 08:30-11:20 AM CHAL 409 - LAWRENCE
3 16828
LAB Olejniczak, Christine
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 410 - LAWRENCE
3 22760
LAB Olejniczak, Christine
MW 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 410 - LAWRENCE
3 21710
LAB White, Shannon
TuTh 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 410 - LAWRENCE
3 10042
LAB Bowman, Ruth
TuTh 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 409 - LAWRENCE
3 21711
ART 102 Drawing II
Continuation of ART 101: Drawing I. Prerequisite: ART 101 or instructor permission. LAB.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Krueger, Michael
TuTh 08:30-11:20 AM CHAL 405 - LAWRENCE
3 24155
ART 103 Art Concepts and Practice
A companion course to ART 104. Lecture and studio experiences across disciplines emphasizing conceptual fundamentals, technical/skill development, visual sensibility, critical thinking and professional topics in art. Prerequisite: Must be a major or minor in the Department of Visual Art or receive instructor permission. LEC.
Fall 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Bowman, Ruth
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 404 - LAWRENCE
3 24766
LEC Bowman, Ruth
MW 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 404 - LAWRENCE
3 21740
LEC
TuTh 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 404 - LAWRENCE
3 21686
LEC Jordan, Luke
TuTh 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 404 - LAWRENCE
3 21741
ART 104 Art Principles and Practice
A companion course to ART 103. Lecture and studio experiences across disciplines emphasizing conceptual fundamentals, technical/skill development, visual sensibility, critical thinking and professional topics in art. Prerequisite: Must be a major or minor in the Department of Visual Art or receive instructor permission. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2019 semester.


FOUNDATIONS FACULTY
Ruth Bowman
Associate Professor
785-864-1705
Chalmers Hall, Room 355


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