Art Foundations

About Our Program

Do you find yourself doodling when you're bored? Do you like to draw or paint? Do you wish you could make the stuff you see in art museums?

The Art Foundations program at HFC offers you the knowledge and skills necessary to launch your artistic career. Our program will provide you with the confidence to express yourself artistically and professionally, the self-discipline to continue honing your skills over a lifetime, and the background necessary to transfer to a four-year college or university Studio or Fine Arts program.

The Art Foundations program teaches you the theory and practice of creative visual expression. Through our courses you will learn the fundamentals of art and art theory and apply your learning to projects using a wide variety of media and materials. You will also gain experience receiving and responding to criticism from instructors and fellow students, which will help you develop the communication skills necessary to open up and engage others in a professional setting.

If your dream is to become a fine artist, painter, illustrator, designer, sequential artist, crafter, gallery assistant or exhibition coordinator, take the first step and enroll in the Art Foundations program at HFC today.

Interested in our Program?

    Student Art Exhibition

    participate in a graduating student Art Exhibition presented at the Sisson Art Gallery.

    Art Awards

    The Christopher Dunn and Eleanor Heth Award apply specifically to Art students.

  • Join Artists’ Society of Dearborn!

    Information on the organization may be found by contacting: Membership Committee, 1031 Mason Street, Suite 201, Dearborn, MI 48124-2222.

  • Career Opportunities
    • Fine Artist or Crafter
    • Gallery Assistant
    • Exhibition Coordinator
    • Designer
    • Art Restorer
    • Stained Glass Artist
    • Metal Sculptor
    • Muralist
  • $28.54/hr hourly wage

    Median earnings for Fine Artists, including Painters, Sculptors and Illustrators with an advanced degree.

  • Transfer Opportunities

    Students who receive an Associate in Arts degree at HFC frequently transfer to Eastern Michigan University, the University of Michigan – Dearborn and Lawrence Technological University.

Featured Courses


Lists the faculty associated with this program and their contact information.
Steven Glazer
FT Faculty - Ceramics
B.F.A., Eastern Michigan University*; M.A., Central Michigan University*; M.F.A., Central Michigan University*; M.F.A., Indiana State University
Betty Brownlee
Art - Adjunct Faculty
B.F.A., Wayne State University; M.F.A., Wayne State University
Kevin Ewing
Art - Adjunct Faculty
B.F.A., College for Creative Studies; M.F.A., Wayne State University*
Mariam Ezzat
Art - Adjunct Faculty
B.F.A., Wayne State University; M.F.A., Johnson State College