Art Kid Boot Camp
...that’s what I called my first year here at RIT. As a design student, you are required to take Foundations Classes. Up until the semester conversion, these were 2D Design, 3D Design, and Drawing. They forces students to forget what they knew about art and rethink their principles of art and design in different ways.
Looking back it was a lot of work and definitely one of my hardest years here at RIT, but it was awesome to see the sort of work that came out of my portfolio after that year, and looking at my progress. These foundations courses are awesome because they really test your passion about art and design, and make sure you are in the right major for the right reason. If you hated foundations, it was clear you were going to hate other classes too, so a switch to another program was a relief to some of my friends. Those of us who stuck with it were rewarded with great skill and passion that has followed us throughout our academic careers.
So if you’re interested in art and design, pick up your portfolio case and art toolbox. Drop and give me 30 sketches!