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The Foundations program allows students to develop their artistic talent and build creative and practical skills for the next level of study in the visual arts. The EIU Foundations program includes:

  • Art 1000 – Drawing I

Instruction in basic drawing concepts, techniques and black and white media.

Prerequisites & Notes: Art majors, minors, Special Education majors with art area or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

  • Art 1001 – Drawing II

Instruction in drawing from observation, intermediate drawing concepts, and techniques in color and black and white media.

Prerequisites & Notes: Art 1000. Course may not be repeated. Credits: 3

  • Art 1110 – Two-Dimensional Foundations

Foundation course for all areas of art.  Developing awareness of concepts of two-dimensional form through creative studio work. 

Prerequisites & Notes: Art majors, minors, Special Education majors with art area or permission of instructor. Credits: 3

  • Art 1111 – Three-Dimensional Foundations.

A Foundation studio course exploring the basic elements of visual organization through three-dimensional design principles and theories using a variety of materials and processes.

Prerequisites & Notes: ART 1110 or permission of instructor. Credits: 3