Why Study Foundation Studio at IU Southeast?

The studio courses build skills in the elements and principles of art, problem solving, and oral and written communications. Models of art from the 20th Century are used extensively to prepare for more advanced study and to give a stronger sense of contemporary art movements.

Why Study Image

The Studio Foundations Program consists of four classes: Basic Drawing, 3-Dimensional Design, 2-Dimensional Design with an emphasis on color, and Computer Art and Design. This foundation of study provides a commonalty of information needed for advanced studies in all areas within the Fine Arts department. The studio courses build skills in the elements and principles of art, problem solving, and oral and written communications. Models of art from the 20th Century are used extensively to prepare for more advanced study and to give a stronger sense of contemporary art movements.

Three studios are devoted to Foundation studies including an 18-student studio equipped with studio horses, 24 state-of-the-art high-powered Macintosh computer stations, and a studio for 3-D studies, including glass.

FINA-F 100 Fundamental Studio - Drawing (3 cr.)
A basic course for the development of visual awareness and coordination of perceptual and manual skills; seeing, representing, and inventing on an experimental, exploratory level on a two-dimensional surface. Problems in composition as well as hands-on work with the formal elements of art: line, shape, space, value, texture. May be taken concurrently with FINA-F 101, FINA-F 102, FINA-P 273, or FINA-P 280.

FINA-F 101 Fundamental Studio - 3D (3 cr.)
A basic course in the area of three-dimensional design, with emphasis on the art elements of line, plane, and volume. Development of skills in basic media, techniques, and tools commonly used in the creation of three-dimensional art forms. Projects involve the three-dimensional processes of substitution and the additive and subtractive methods, including casting, modeling, carving, and constructing, through the use of a variety of sculptural materials. May be taken concurrently with FINA-F 100, FINA-F 102, FINA-P 273, or FINA-P 280.

FINA-F 102 Fundamental Studio - 2D (3 cr.)
Emphasis on color theory and color relationships along with the principles and dynamics of two-dimensional design. May be taken concurrently with FINA-F 100, FINA-F 101, FINA-P 273, or FINA-P 280.

FINA-N 110 Introduction to Studio Art (3 cr.)
A general introduction to painting, drawing, printmaking, and ceramics for the nonmajor.

FINA-P 273 Computer Art and Design I (3 cr.)
Course introduces the Macintosh computer environment and software that supports imaging art and design. May be taken concurrently with FINA-F 100, FINA-F 101, or FINA-F 102.

FINA-P 280 Desktop Publishing (3 cr.)
Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe Illustrator. May be taken concurrently with FINA-F 100, FINA-F 101, or FINA-F 102.

The complete IU Southeast Bulletin is available online.

 

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Brian Harper
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
Ceramics Area Coordinator
Ronald L. Barr Gallery Co-Coordinator
harperba@ius.edu
Phone: (812) 941-2349
Office Location: KV 036
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