Foundations

Foundations

Art Foundations

The foundations courses, also referred to as the “Art Core," focus upon the mastery of fundamental skills that are critical for student success as they progress toward their chosen concentration in Art History or a studio discipline. Emphasis is placed upon developing observational drawing skills, proficiencies with varied media and techniques, innovative problem-solving skills, the ability to participate in critical discussion, and an insightful understanding of the richness of Art throughout history. Small class sizes provide for personalized instruction, and the opportunity for faculty to simultaneously challenge and mentor students. The Art Core consists of Drawing I and II, Design I (2D), Design II (3D), Figure Drawing I, and History of Art I and II.

Faculty

Mark Anderson, Professor of Art and Chair | 2D Design
Robbie Barber, Associate Professor of Art | 3D Design
Leah Force, Senior Lecturer & Undergraduate Program Director | 2D & 3D Design
Benny Fountain, Assistant Professor of Art | 2D Design & Drawing
Mack Gingles, Associate Professor of Art | Drawing
Julia Hitchcock, Associate Professor of Art | Drawing I & II
Berry J. Klingman, Professor of Art | Figure Drawing I
Greg Lewallen, Lecturer | 2D Design & Drawing

Student Work: 2-D Design

Abstracted Compositions | ink on paper, 18
Abstracted Compositions | ink on paper, 18" x 18"
Abstracted Composition | black foam core, 18
Abstracted Composition | black foam core, 18" x 18" x 1"
Meditation on the Masters, Rubens
Meditation on the Masters, Rubens
Color Schemes | gouache on illustration board, 17
Color Schemes | gouache on illustration board, 17" x 14"
SW_Lewallen_2DDesign_01
SW_Lewallen_2DDesign_01
SW_Lewallen_2DDesign_02
SW_Lewallen_2DDesign_02
Cyanotype Collage | Unity Continuation and Repetition
Cyanotype Collage | Unity Continuation and Repetition
Cyanotype Collage | Unity Continuation and Repetition
Cyanotype Collage | Unity Continuation and Repetition
Stamp Design | gouache on illustration board, 9
Stamp Design | gouache on illustration board, 9" x 7"
Stamp Design | gouache on illustration board, 9
Stamp Design | gouache on illustration board, 9" x 7"
SW_Fountain_2DDesign_01
SW_Fountain_2DDesign_01
Illusion of Space
Illusion of Space
Illusion of Space
Illusion of Space
SW_Lewallen_2DDesign_03
SW_Lewallen_2DDesign_03
SW_Lewallen_2DDesign_04
SW_Lewallen_2DDesign_04

Student Work: 3-D Design

Planar Construction | foam core, 20
Planar Construction | foam core, 20" H
Monolithic Ovaloid | carved plaster, 6
Monolithic Ovaloid | carved plaster, 6" x 3" x 3"
Object Metamorphosis | oil-based clay, 5
Object Metamorphosis | oil-based clay, 5" H each
Wrapped Object | mixed media, 12
Wrapped Object | mixed media, 12" x 4" x 4"
Wrapped Object | mixed media, 8
Wrapped Object | mixed media, 8" x 3" x 3"

Student Work: Drawing I

Drawing I | Gingles
Drawing I | Gingles
Scafolding | Drawing I | Fountain
Scafolding | Drawing I | Fountain
Drawing I | Lewallen
Drawing I | Lewallen
Drawing I | Gingles
Drawing I | Gingles
Scaffolding and Reductive Value | Drawing I | Fountain
Scaffolding and Reductive Value | Drawing I | Fountain
Drawing I | Lewallen
Drawing I | Lewallen
Drawing I | Gingles
Drawing I | Gingles
Line Weight | Drawing I | Fountain
Line Weight | Drawing I | Fountain
Drawing I | Lewallen
Drawing I | Lewallen
Drawing I | Gingles
Drawing I | Gingles
Components of Light | Drawing I | Fountain
Components of Light | Drawing I | Fountain
Drawing I | Lewallen
Drawing I | Lewallen
Drawing I | Gingles
Drawing I | Gingles
4 Methods of Depiction  | Drawing I | Fountain
4 Methods of Depiction | Drawing I | Fountain
Drawing I | Lewallen
Drawing I | Lewallen
Drawing | Gingles
Drawing | Gingles
Drawing I | Gingles
Drawing I | Gingles

Student Work: Drawing II

Drawing II
Drawing II
Drawing II
Drawing II
Drawing II
Drawing II
Drawing II
Drawing II
Drawing II
Drawing II
Drawing II
Drawing II

Student Work: Figure Drawing I & II

Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing I
Figure Drawing I