Foundations

All students studying the Department of Art and Design devote their first year to a basic art program.  Incoming freshmen complete two art history and four studio art courses: Art History Survey I and II, Drawing, Core Studio I and II, and Color and Practice.These last four classes listed comprise the Studio Art Foundations Program.This foundation of study provides all students with a base level introduction and hands-on exposure to design concepts and techniques needed for advanced studies in all areas within the 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 the student for more advanced study and to give a stronger sense of contemporary art movements.

CORE is the first year of study for ETSU Art and Design Students. Students are exposed to a multitude of materials, processes, research methodologies, and formal aspects of contemporary art production.  Projects and activities revolve around the following:

- Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving
- Process and Experimentation
- Principles and Elements of Design
- Research and Analysis

CORE Connect is a program that threads through all Core classes. Each semester a single theme is chosen and introduced in all Core course through relevant lectures, workshops, articles, and resources. At the end of the semester Core Connect culminates in an exhibition that reflects the semester's theme at the SUBmarine Gallery. This website acts as a portal for students to access CORE Connect content and event info.

 



 

Courses


Drawing

Students are exposed to both abstract and representational modes of drawing as they develop their abilities to visualize and organize their thoughts and translate the world around them. Students work with the landscape, still life, the figure, and other content with a wide variety of mediums and modes of mark making that range from traditional to the experimental.


Core Studio I / SURFACE

This studio based course introduces incoming students to a broad range of contemporary forms of art making relative to surface based media. Its curricula incorporates visual and critical thinking with formal and the experimental projects. Students are exposed to a wide variety of historical and contemporary models of artistic production, participate in the CORE Connect thematic programing, and learn how to utilize research methods that will be essential to their future studies and artistic practice.

 

Core Studio II / SPACE AND TIME

The second in the series, CORE Studio II introduces incoming students to a broad range of contemporary forms of art making relative to 3D and time based media. Its curricula incorporates visual and critical thinking with formal and the experimental projects. Students are exposed to a wide variety of historical and contemporary models of artistic production, participate in the CORE Connect thematic programing, and learn how to utilize research methods that will be essential to their future studies and artistic practice.



Color & Practice

This studio based course focuses on the use of color's formal properties and the role it plays in contemporary art and discourse. Students are introduced to various forms of artistic processes, material explorations, and research methodologies related to color usage and the greater contemporary studio arts.

 

 

Faculty
Andrew Scott Ross http://andrewscottross.com/home.html  

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Kim McCoy


 

 

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Spenser Brenner