Art Foundations is a semester long course that is a prerequisite for Drawing, Painting and Printmaking classes. In this class, students explore a variety of media including graphite, pastels, watercolor, printmaking and mixed media collage. The subjects range from traditional still-life drawings and a realistic self-portrait to a more expressive self-portrait collage in the context of various social issues.
In Art Foundations, students learn how to access the right side of the brain to see in the way that experienced artists see. By learning how to perceive in a different way through projects in this class, students enhance their confidence in decision making and problem solving. The potential forces of the creative, imaginative right hemisphere are almost limitless. And through making art, one can come to know this powerful self and make it known to others. Through art, we are made visible. The German artist Albrecht Durer said “from this, the treasure secretly gathered in your heart will become evident through your creative work.”