What year are you, what classes are you currently taking?
Freshman, I'm taking foundations drawing, 3D, and 2D black and white.
(Along with Issues in Art Making, Art History, and Rhetoric and Writing.)
Why did you decide to come here?
I decided to come here because I really liked the look of the art school when I went on a tour and I also liked that it was a part of a larger university.
Any idea of what you are going to major in and why?
I think I am going to major in painting because that has always been one of my favorite things to do. I might also minor in education so that I could possibly be a teacher some day.
How do you think the foundation program will impact the rest of your years at the Hartford Art School?
The foundation program has expanded my knowledge of art making. I never did any 3D work before coming here and I did very little graphic design work as well. I have learned a lot this past year in all of my classes that will help me in the rest of my years here.
What flavor of ice cream would you create if you could?
If I could create an ice cream flavor it would be gummy bear/chocolate ice cream!
Catherine Johnson is a freshman at the Hartford Art School planning to study painting. She grew up in the Boston area and has liked drawing and painting since she was a kid. In addition to art, she was on the track team and in the drama club in high school. Catherine goes to an island in Maine every summer, which has influenced some of her artwork. She is also thinking about becoming a teacher after graduating college.