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Foundations

Foundations

Art and Art History Program

FOUNDATIONS MISSION STATEMENT

The Foundations Core in the Art and Art History Program includes 2D, 3D, Color, Digital Media and Drawing I. These courses provide students with a well-rounded base upon which all other courses scaffold.

The Foundations Core aims to:

  • Provide acculturation to the University of Wyoming and the Art and Art History Program. What does it mean to be a successful art student at UW? What resources exist on campus and how can students take advantage of them?

  • Build community and encourage dialogue that is inclusive of varying beliefs and points of view.

  • Develop students’ ability to communicate both visually and verbally.

  • Expose students to a diverse range of artists and artistic practices representing many cultures.

  • Encourage students to be conversant in 2D, 3D, Color, Digital Media and Drawing through a wide range of media. Intersections between 2D, 3D, Color, Digital Media and Drawing are stressed.

  • Emphasize the production of well-crafted objects through iterative sketches, models, material studies and practice.
  • Develop strategies for conceptual development through research, experimentation, ideation and dialogue.

 

For the B.A. in Studio Art & B.F.A. in Studio Art major requirements, visit the Undergraduate Major. For Minor requirements, visit Minors in Art

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Foundations Information

Faculty

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Diana Baumbach

Associate Professor,
Foundations

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Rani Robison

Academic Professional,
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David Jones

Art Instructional Technician 

 

 

 


 

Courses

1101. First-Year Seminar. 3. 

1110. Foundation: Two Dimensional. 3. First in a sequence of three foundation courses that investigate the fundamentals of design. Basic aesthetic/formal concepts and conceptual approaches are covered through a variety of two-dimensional mediums. Structured crititques are employed to provide students the experience of assessing formal, conceptual, and technical aspects of art.

1115. Digital Media. 1. An introductory level course designed to investigate the role of digital media in visual literacy. Students gain practice with basic graphics software, explore using the Internet in informing the development of art work, and discuss how application of these skills are used in classroom, studio, and commercial art fields.

1120. Foundation: Three Dimensional. 3. Second in a sequence of three foundation courses that investigate the fundamentals of design. Basic aesthetic/formal concepts and conceptual approaches are covered through a variety of three-dimensional mediums. Structural form is emphasized in various contextual settings. Structured critiques are employed to provide students in the experience of assessing formal, conceptual, and technical aspects of art.

 

1130. Foundation: Color Theory. 3. Third in a sequence of three foundation courses that investigate the fundamentals of design. Explores color theories based on the color wheel/light spectrum including hue, value, chroma, and aesthetic color relationships. Optical color, emotional/psychological color, and color symbolism are also covered. Structured critiques are employed to provide students the experience of assessing formal, conceptual, and technical aspects of art.

2000. Portfolio Review. 1. One-semester course in which work is created for a portfolio review at midterm based on the content and principles learned in the foundation core classes. Prerequisites: successful completion of ART 1005, 1110, 1120, and 1130, and UW GPA of 2.5 or above.

2305. Techniques: Wood/Art Preparation. 1. Art Tech 2305 covers two curricular unites, one in which students are introduced to the processes, equipment, hand tools, materials, and necessary safety procedures related to the art department woodshop. In the other unit in this course, students are taught art preparation techniques which they will encounter both as a student and professional. Offered satisfactory/ unsatisfactory only. 

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