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ART BEE/coLAB (A Group)

image1Hello A Group.

Hope the ART BEE is going great. Just a couple reminders.

Materials are shared. So once you are finished with thread, scissors, needles or fabric, please place neatly back in clear boxes in the common area.

Sewing Machines are awesome yet can break easily. If one stops working, please tape a sign saying FIX ME on it.

24 Hours for Each Action. Hand over at 8am each morning. Put project in bag, add name of person it is going to and either hand it to them or hang on wall in Cohen (between two closets).


Here is the WHO to HAND IT OFF TO CHART. Remember that you are following only the row with your name in the furthest left column.

And if you need a copy of the worksheet, download it here  ART BEE WORKSHEET

Good Luck!

Michelle, Emily, and Ben

Want to be in print?


You are invited to submit your artwork, writing and poems to the Gandy Dancer. They publish the works by students of the SUNY system (which includes us!) and they’d love to see what you are up to!

Go to gandy dancer to learn more or to amazon to order your own copy. Submission deadline is February 24.

PS. There were some beautiful blackout poems last week!


Yay! $$$ for the Japan Trip!

This just in from Dr. Jones! If you are in the B-block course/trip Encountering Japan… you may be able to find some help to defray costs. Read on:

We are pleased to announce that funds made available through the President’s Office will help defray costs for two students traveling to Japan in the Spring 2016 B-block courses ARTH 120-04 Encountering Japan: Art, Aesthetics and Society or MGMT 300/MBA 600 Encountering Japan: Business and Society. Two awards of $2,000 each will be available. These are merit-based awards for students with a demonstrated interest in Japanese culture as well as art history and/or business. These awards are made possible by the Levine Endowment, created by Steve ’61 and Michiko Levine to encourage and support the interaction of Alfred University and Asian cultures. The deadline for applications is 5pm February 12, 2016.

Details are described below. Questions may be directed to Dr. Meghen Jones ( or Dr. Bruce Rosenthal (

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From the Writing Center

The Writing Center provides free writing assistance to all Alfred University students, faculty, and staff. Our eight student tutors represent a range of disciplines, including English, communications, psychology, Spanish, chemistry, biology, and fine art. Tutors are trained to deal with all kinds of writing tasks. Whether you need help discovering ideas, organizing information, revising a final draft, or preparing technical documents, the Writing Center can help you improve your writing abilities and gain confidence as a writer. The Center is located upstairs in Herrick Library in the Center for Academic Success. We also have Sunday and evening hours on the first floor of Herrick. You can make an appointment at our website, Walk-ins are welcome, but priority is given to scheduled appointments.

How to use the Writing Center:

  • Sign up for an appointment at We welcome walk-ins, but priority goes to students who have made an appointment.
  • Our standard appointments last 30 minutes. If you think you will need longer, sign up for two.
  • Please bring a copy of your writing assignment with you.
  • If you must cancel an appointment, you can do so on line up to one hour before the appointed time.
  • Questions or problems? Please contact the director, Vicky Westacott, at

The Writing Center is open Monday through Friday in Herrick Library 218 (in the Center for Academic Success) and Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings on the first floor of Herrick. For more detailed information about our hours and locations, go to and click on “make an appointment” or stop by the Writing Center and ask. We are always glad to help.



makeLAB: Andrew/Marguerite

For Andrew and Marguerite’s Sections of MakeLab, Groups B & D.

A important practice as an artist is collecting. Whether it be specimens of different elements of nature like shells, unusual sticks, or rare stones.  Some things, like the lint in our pockets we collect un-intentionally.

For the First day of class we will be participating in a gift exchange, sharing the objects we collect with each other.

You will need to bring in three objects –
2 things will be specimens from collections you have made.
Bring one thing you collect un-intentionally.

Package these objects together and wrap them as a gift, please provide a card that has a one sentence descriptive label for each of the objects.

Also, Please sign-up for woodshed training in the first week of the semester, there are sign-up sheets in the hallway outside the woodshed. This is MANDATORY for completion of the class.