Me+Her (the many faces of cardboard…)

This short video, Me+Her, had me thinking about how the simplest materials can make amazing things.  Think about all the work you made last semester using just cardboard, plastic, tape and glue…

Check out this Sundance Film Festival Official Selection short made entirely with cardboard! It goes to show you that very low-brow material can be elevated to Sundance-approved artistry:

http://video.newyorker.com/watch/the-new-yorker-shorts-me-her?mbid=social_twitter

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FIRST WEEK: Exploring Identity

We will all gather for a whole-class workshop, led by Randall Chairs Joe and Alex, during your first week back to Alfred. Meet at 8am on Tuesday morning in Nevins Theater and bring with you a photo of yourself (at any time in your life) AND an image of a place or landscape that is important to you, or that you would like to visit. You will also need to bring to the studio: a notebook, your replenished art kits and a cell phone.

To learn more about it, take some time and check out the blog for the project: http://alfredportraits.tumblr.com/

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We want to welcome back to Alfred international artists Joanna Wright and Alex Ashcroft as our Spring 2015 Foundations Randall Chairs. They will help us kick off the first week by planning a workshop titled Exploring Identity. They also will be working with each of you during your fuseLAB this semester. In the coming weeks you will learn about their work… in the meantime check out their websites: www.joannamwright.com and aja-audio.co.uk

This Spring you will be taking fours workshops, each for 6 weeks called coLAB, seeLAB, makeLAB, and fuseLAB. You will take 2 different workshops each block. The class size will be smaller, since the Foundation class will be divided into 4 groups: A, B, C, D. Below is the class schedule.(and in the post below you can find out which group your are in!)2015LABschedule

Spring Materials Needed!

Happy New Year Students. Soon it will be time to come back, but before that, there are a couple things that faculty would like you to gather to bring with you for the first week of class.

coLAB

  1. Please choose the most valuable object that you have that can be given away.
  2. Find a 3 x 5 inch index card (or nicely cut a piece of paper that size)
  3. Neatly write why the object is valuable on the card.
  4. Wrap it as beautifully as you can. Include a bow or ribbon.
  5. All details are important.
  6. Bring it to the first day of coLAB.

For this class you will also need your computer, a digital camera, and your wits.

fuseLAB

  1. A digital camera, preferably a digital point & shoot, or a quality camera on a phone.
  2. A selection of 20 objects that are of:
  • varying transparency ( i.e. fabric, lace, paper, plastic bottles, glass etc.…)
  • varying shapes /sizes no larger than 1ft sq. ( i.e. string, rocks, plants, hardware etc.)
  1.  A selection of 35 mm photographic slides. Can be found in your grandparents basement, junk shops or on ebay. Please bring back a minimum of 20 slides. 35mmSlide
  2. A sharp pair of scissors
  3. Notebook
  4. A new thumb drive, at least 32 GB

seeLAB

Bring a variety of small to medium-sized personal objects that you would feel comfortable working from in the studio.

makeLAB

Please read the following link for the full assignment and the needed materials.

http://makelab2015.blogspot.com/p/tools-and-materials.html