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Advising!

In the SoAD First Year Program, students will receive advising as a group on Wednesdays as well as during individually set up advising meetings prior to Spring registration and Sophomore registration. They also have access to three Advisors: Angie To, Katarina Riesing, and Michelle Illuminato. Once you arrive on campus, feel free to ask any of us for an appointment or to answer a question. We also will be having an advising session for those with specific issues during orientation week.

In the meantime, most of your questions should be answered on this blog… for questions related to the on-line registration system and BannerWeb contact the Registrar’s office at 607-871-2123 or e-mail registrar@alfred.edu. For questions related to School of Art contact Shelly Grant at grantsh@alfred.edu or at 607-871-2441.

See you soon!

Michelle, Angie, and Kat.

New Student Survey

You should have received an email from Patricia Debertolis
Assistant Dean for New Student Programs about filling out a survey called the Student Strengths Inventory (SSI). it only takes 10 minutes and will help the school learn more about you and your strengths. Here is the link https://alfred.campuslabs.com/Beacon/students/assessment/welcome/4776  The username to log in is the beginning of your AU email without the @alfred.edu and the password is the password you use to get on their Alfred email. Thank you!

Art Materials!

Yep!  You’ll need materials for your classes this fall.

First check out the Material Archive post….and get started collecting! Then look at the required materials list for your ‘art kit’. You can choose to assemble these materials yourself, or take advantage of the convenience and savings of having the AU Bookstore do it for you. The Art Kit can be purchased online at the AU Bookstore (along with the required book, How to be an Explorer of the World by Keri Smith.)

To do this, go directly to the bookstore http://alfred.bncollege.com/ or click on ‘text’ while in BannerWeb!

be-an-explorer-of-the-worldThe Art Material Kit and the required text HOW TO BE AN EXPLORER
OF THE WORLD
are available for order from the AU Bookstore!

New students! you will need to purchase the book, How to be an Explorer of the World by Keri Smith. It will be available at the bookstore or get a jump on it and purchase it online at the AU bookstore or through Amazon. Here are the links: AU Bookstore http://alfred.bncollege.com/ Amazon link: How to be an Explorer of the World.

Please note: DO NOT purchase the rental copy at the bookstore. This is an error, you will need to write in the book!

If you want to know what is in the kit check out the post that lists everything! You may also use the list to compile your own kit, it is not required that you buy your kit from the bookstore, but it is discounted and easy!

So what is in the Art Kit?

Tool + Material Kits 2015 – 2016

The Alfred University School of Art + Design Foundations Program requires that you purchase the following list of supplies. For convenience, the bookstore offers the kit at a discounted price, but if you already have many of these items, you are welcome to assemble the materials yourself. In addition, please read the Technology Guide for additional requirements including a computer, camera and other materials.

Drawing Pencils: 2 Ebony Pencils, 2 medium HB, 1 4H hard pencil, 2- 9B graphite
Compressed Charcoal 4 pack
Bob’s vine charcoal  (25 pack)
9B Graphite Stick
24pk of colored pencils
2 Bulldog Clips
Erasers: 2 kneaded, one white
Acrylic Paint: white, black, cad red med, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, pthalo blue, cadmium, cadmium yellow (please purchase artist grade paint)
An assorted pack of 7 brushes can be flat and round, should be soft water color type of varying sizes
1 Bamboo Brush
Wide cheap wooden brush horsehair (2 – 3 inches), plus two others
X-Acto Knife with cap (#2)
X-Acto Blades (#2)
Box of Pushpins (100 pieces)
Pack of Assorted Sewing Needles
Seam Ripper
Spool of Thread (Black)
Compass (with extension)
Bottle Sumi ink
Olfa knife model A   (not X-acto)
Olfa blades 10 pk
18 x 24 self healing cutting mat
pencil sharpener
safety glasses
heavy duty work gloves
Blue painters tape
scissors
18” Metal Ruler with cork back
Hot Glue Gun, 50 pack Glue sticks

UHU glue stick
Sobo Glue
1 25-sheet package of 8 1/2 x 11 glossy photo paper
1 Flash Drive

Thanks to PropMedic on deviant art for the image! ( See at http://propmedic.deviantart.com/art/TF2-Papercraft-RED-Toolbox-77759668)

How to be an Explorer of the World!

New students! you will need to purchase the book, How to be an Explorer of the World by Keri Smith. It will be available at the bookstore or get a jump on it and purchase it online at the AU bookstore or through Amazon. Here are the links:  AU Bookstore http://alfred.bncollege.com/ Amazon link: How to be an Explorer of the World.

Please note: DO NOT purchase the rental copy at the bookstore. This is an error, you will need to write in the book!