FOUNDATIONS

Published January 5, 2019 by rochellewisoff

Last week I joined Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt Challenge on whim. After all it was only 17 words. This week it’s 91. The word is ‘Foundations’ which stirred a memory for me.

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FOUNDATIONS

It was the required course at the Kansas City Art Institute. In 1971, three instructors, Al, Steve and Jim presented freshmen with new ways to think about art.

Foundations.

I found Jim austere and intimidating.  

Steve, who had an easy smile, bummed cigarettes from those who smoked.

In one memorable class, Al stripped before his stunned pupils. Straightaway he redressed. To this day I’m not sure what I was supposed to learn from the experience.

In retrospect, I don’t believe I had a clue. I’m not sure I have one now.

22 comments on “FOUNDATIONS

    • Dear Dale,

      I actually did the painting the following year, but the expression does fit the story. I don’t know that I ever agreed with the faculty when it came to fine art. I do have some fond memories, though. No experience is ever wasted, is it? Thank you, my friend.

      Shalom,

      Rochelle

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    • Dear Ted,

      I pretty much looked like that…a lot of the time. One of the things I could agree with my art instructors on was that we didn’t agree. I actually painted that one my second (and last) year.
      Thank you.

      Shalom,

      Rochelle

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