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.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Goll, Sadie
MW 08:30-11:20 AM CHAL 409 - LAWRENCE
3 56255
LAB Olejniczak, Christine
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 409 - LAWRENCE
3 40040
LAB Olejniczak, Christine
TuTh 08:30-11:20 AM CHAL 410 - LAWRENCE
3 52768
LAB Powell, Jacob
TuTh 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 410 - LAWRENCE
3 56125
ART 102 Drawing II
Continuation of ART 101: Drawing I. Prerequisite: ART 101 or instructor permission. LAB.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Ling, Ambrin
MW 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 409 - LAWRENCE
3 40041
LAB Krueger, Michael
TuTh 08:30-11:20 AM CHAL 405 - LAWRENCE
3 47775
LAB Hawkins, Brian
TuTh 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 410 - LAWRENCE
3 43808
LAB Olejniczak, Christine
TuTh 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 409 - LAWRENCE
3 56124
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.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 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. Prerequisite: Must be a major or minor in the Department of Visual Art or receive instructor permission. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Bowman, Ruth
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 404 - LAWRENCE
3 50815
LEC Bowman, Ruth
MW 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 404 - LAWRENCE
3 50816
LEC Jordan, Luke
TuTh 08:30-11:20 AM CHAL 404 - LAWRENCE
3 50817
LEC Bowman, Ruth
TuTh 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 404 - LAWRENCE
3 56121

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


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