2D Foundations

Introduction to Foundations

The Foundation Program provides students with the skills, judgment, and observational abilities essential to artistic expression. Foundation is composed of six introductory studio art classes in drawing and design. Through self-examination and faculty counseling, students who successfully complete the Foundation requirements will be able to confidently select an advanced studio concentration.

Studio Classes
  • Beginning Drawing (A105) Introduction to elements of drawing based on development of skill using wet and dry media.

  • Two-Dimensional Design (A111) Study of the organization, structure, and omposition of form through the use of the basic design elements including color.

  • Color Design (A112) Study of fundamentals of color and two-dimensional visual perception.

  • Three-Dimensional Design (A113) Focus on terminology, exploration of materials and development of problem-solving skills involving three-dimensional design.

  • Intermediate Drawing (A205) Expands visual awareness, technical ability and creative/conceptual input.

  • Life Drawing and Composition I (A307) Drawing from live models to explore possibilities in design, composition and media.
Location of Foundation Studios

The Drawing studio is located in the Arts Building on the first floor in room 101. Two-Dimensional Design and Color Design are taught on the third floor in rooms 330 and 331. Three-Dimensional Design is located on the first floor in room 112.

Studio Hours

The Foundation studio hours: Varies each semester.