Texas Tech University

Art Foundations Program

Tech Art History Society trip to Marfa, Texas to visit Donald Judd's 15 untitled works in concreteThree Art History students from Texas Tech University School of Art standing outside the San Angelo Art MuseumStudents working on computers during the Design Digital Drawing Workshop at Texas Tech University School of ArtTexas Tech University School of Art Students at Drawing Connections event during First FridayTexas Tech University School of Art Students at Drawing Connections event during First FridaySchool of Art students in Art History class working with medieval manuscripts at the Texas Tech University Southwest CollectionSchool of Art students in Art History class working with medieval manuscripts at the Texas Tech University Southwest CollectionTexas Tech University School of Art students and faculty at BA Portfolio Show

START...studio, tradition, art, research, technology.... Your first year is formative for your college experience – it is both building block and stepping stone. As you consider your degree specialization – be it in Art History, Graphic Design, Studio Art, or Art Education – START will give you the essential tools to become a creative and critical maker and thinker. Discover a range of materials and ideas. Learn how to combine ideas and forms. Explore different countries and continents, and traverse vast expanses of space and time. Begin to talk critically about a work of art. Question assumptions. Build a community – by the simple act of learning from each other. Your instructors will guide you in the fundamentals, challenge you to test your creative limits, and encourage you to discover that most foreign country – yourself. We will work in- and outside the studio, classroom, and gallery, to get you on your way to becoming a learned, resourceful, adaptive, and committed, artist.

ART FOUNDATIONS COURSES

ART 1100 – Introduction to Art
ART 1302 – 2D Design: Introduction
ART 2303 – 3D Design: Introduction
ART 1303 – Drawing I: Introduction
ART 2304 – Drawing II: Introduction
ARTH 1301 – Art History Survey I
ARTH 2302 – Art History Survey II

BFA/BA Portfolio and Advising

All SOA undergraduates go through a year of Art Foundations. The program starts with the basics, grounding you in the fundamentals of artmaking, and ends with a declaration of your area of specialization: BA in Art History, BA in Art, BFA in Graphic Design, BFA in Studio Art, or BFA in Art Education. Online option: BFA/BA Portfolio and Advising

Student Work

 
Shape into Form, by Haley Gomez, ART 1302. Cut paper on Bristol board, 17 inches by 11 inches Birdhouse Inspired by Johann Barrios, by Kimbal Adams, ART 2304. Mixed media, 18 inches by 24 inches Space, by Tori Stewart, ART 1302. Ink on Bristol board, 17 inches by 11 inches.Pattern, by Sophia Sanchez, ART 1302. Ink on Bristol board, 17 inches by 11 inches Light Color Chairs, by Jordyn Elliott, ART 2304. Colored pencil on toned paper, 12 inches by 9 inches  Texture: Flower on Basket, by Avery Gibson, ART 1303. Charcoal on white paper, 18 inches by 12 inches Saturation Still Life, by Alison Pruitt, ART 2304. Colored pencil on toned paper, 19 inches by 25 inches. Chiaroscuro Still Life, by Kimbal Adams, ART 2304. Charcoal on white paper, 24 inches by 18 inches  Group Collaboration, by Katrin Mickel, Maggie Mihalik, and Morgan Warren, ART 2303. Plastic inflated by fan, 7 feet x 4 feet x 4 feet Untitled, by Sandra Sierra, ART 2303. Wire, glue, newspaper, 6 inches by 12 inches by 5 inches.  Texture: Flower on Basket, by Leslie Soria-Villa, ART 1303. Charcoal on white paper, 18 inches by 12 inches  Paper Cities, by Alejandro Jasso, ART 2303. Card stock, 18 inches by 18 inches by 18 inches