Building: Experience, Perspective, Independence, Curiosity, Community

The KCAI Foundation Department offered in-studio instruction in Fall 2020 to over 200 students in 10 distinct studios. Every fall semester each of our first-year students works with one faculty mentor, four hours a day, four days a week, to explore projects in three areas of inquiry: Perception + Observation, Visual Forces + Expanded Media, Image + Form. Every studio utilizes different media and methods to help beginning students move into a dedicated artistic practice, one that is energized by curiosity, experimentation, material inquiry, independent research, skill-building and critical analysis.

Instructor: Steve Snell


Instructor: Sherry Sparks


Instructor: Hugh Merrill


Instructor: Andrew McIlvaine