Department of Fine Arts



The Foundations area acts as a support for and bridge to upper level visual arts areas within the WSU Department of Fine Arts. The Foundations program encourages students to develop technical, as well as conceptual and theory-based skills in two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and four-dimensional art forms. Through their foundations courses, students are introduced to a wide variety of techniques, processes, and materials, moving fluidly through and between them. To reflect the current and contemporary art world, students are exposed to practical theory, current trends, and innovative projects. The goal is to engage students who will become self -motivated and inquisitive, compassionate and critical. At the same time, students develop an understanding of art within a social, political, and historical context. The foundations program sets the stage for the understanding and appreciation of the arts along with the technical and conceptual skills needed to be successful creative thinkers and critical citizens.

Foundations Courses

The following courses are required for students interested in areaes of study in Fine Arts:

FA102 - Art 1 (two dimensional concepts)

FA103 - Art 2 (three dimensional concepts)


Teresa Miró

Assistant Professor:
Drawing and Foundations
T: (509) 335-8686
Office: Room 7015

Io Palmer

Associate Professor:
Ceramics and Foundations
T: (509) 335-4155
Office: Room 7021

Foundations Website

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