The Art Foundation Program offers a studio-based, rigorous intellectual education in the core concepts of art and design. Students are exposed to a wide range of ideas and concepts in this program, preparing them for a variety of fields. Foundational art deepens one's abilities, powers of observation, and intellectual nimbleness. The expectation for students should be that they will be pushed and encouraged to try new things.
This course introduces students to the basic principles and techniques of painting. Through a wide range of experiences, students learn about painting tools, basic color-mixing, composition, form, and spatial relationships. Students also engage with a variety of subjects ranging from still-life, interiors, abstraction, self portraits and the figure
This course delves deeper into the fundamentals of painting in a more nuanced and particular manner. With a continued emphasis on process, students explore a range of materials and techniques, gaining a deeper understanding of the tools of painting, color mixing, pigments, varied surfaces, supports and substrates, and the technical challenges of painting in oil or acrylic. Through projects such as still life, landscape, the figure, abstraction and conceptual concerns, students develop personal approaches that enhance their formal and individual growth as artists.
This course introduces various materials and techniques, developing students’ artwork in a more creative direction. Specifically, this course will focus on the consistency of portfolio themes and the ability to work conceptually.