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
Basic problems in drawing. LAB.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Bowman, Ruth
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 409 - LAWRENCE
3 50043
LAB Hachmeister, John
TuTh 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 409 - LAWRENCE
3 68895
LAB Bowman, Ruth
TuTh 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 410 - LAWRENCE
3 68772
ART 102 Drawing II
Continuation of ART 101. Prerequisite: ART 101. LAB.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Sarmiento, Eugene
MW 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 409 - LAWRENCE
3 50044
LAB Krueger, Michael
TuTh 08:30-11:20 AM CHAL 410 - LAWRENCE
3 59151
LAB Bitters, Shawn
TuTh 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 409 - LAWRENCE
3 54408
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. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

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. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Mahoney, Whitney
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 404 - LAWRENCE
3 63134
LEC Bowman, Ruth
MW 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 404 - LAWRENCE
3 63135
LEC Jordan, Luke
TuTh 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 404 - LAWRENCE
3 63136

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


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