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!
Date: Saturday, November 1st
Time: Noon –
Location: The National Casting Center, Sugar hill road, Alfred, NY
Cost to Attend Event: Free
The Sculpture and Dimensional Studies Department are pleased to support the 8th Annual Meltdown Cast Iron art invitational to be hosted at the National Casting Center at Alfred University on Saturday November 1st.
The event will be open to the public from Noon onwards and will feature a number of visiting artists and Universities, all of whom will be having work cast in iron. We will be running 2 furnaces throughout the course of the day and plan on pouring several thousand pounds of iron.
In addition to the main event there will also be a silent art auction supported by the Alfred Foundry Guild, proceeds from which will be going to support various charitable organizations.
Visiting Artist Lecture: Kira O’ Reilly
Date: 6 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014
Location: Room 106 C, Binns-Merrill Hall
Kira O’Reilly is a UK-based artist. Her practice is both willfully interdisciplinary and entirely undisciplined, and stems from a visual art background. In her work she employs performance, biotechnical practices and writing to consider speculative reconfigurations around the body.
Since graduating from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff in 1998, her work has been exhibited widely throughout the UK, Europe, Australia, China and Mexico. She has presented at conferences and symposia on live art and science, as well as art and technology interfaces.
Cosponsored by: The Division of Sculpture/Glass Area, SOAD, College of Ceramics, and Interdisciplinary Art, CLAS with support from the Dance Program in Performing Arts, CLAS, Alfred University and Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn.
Register for classes (should be DONE!)
Purchase Art Kit / Materials and Book
Purchase Technology (computer, camera, printer +)
Collect Material Archive
Read Bruce Mau’s ‘Incomplete Manifesto for Growth’ and ‘What Do Artists Know?’ by Frances Whitehead (on this site under readings)
Several things will be different in both the structure and the content of Foundations in the spring semester. Firstly I have re-assigned groups. There are 4 groups of approx. 25 students; they are called A, B, C and D Groups. Each group will be engaged in a series of 4 half semester workshop classes called LABs. The LABs continue and expand upon concepts that were introduced in the fall semester.
The first week back from break the whole class will be involved in a group activity you will be engaged in a bookmaking workshop that involves library research and the compilation of images and text. Click here to find a series of worksheets that will help you to gather information and materials for the workshop. We will meet in the Harder Hall studio at 8 am on Tuesday, January 21st please bring a notebook and your completed homework to class that day.
Click here to see a list of groups for Spring and here to find out 2014 Spring schedule. Click here to see the MAKE_student_materials_spring_2014 and the rest of the Spring 2014 Materials Lists. This is a list of what you will need to bring back to campus.
Safe travels back to campus! Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Katie, Angie, and Ted
1. Did you register?
2. Do you have at least 12 credits and not more than 18?
3. Did you sign up for at least one Art History AND an Art History Lab for each section? (Also make sure that you are not taking more than ONE during the same block!)
4. Do you know what writing course you should take? (If not, see the registration post to learn how your test scores help determine this.)
5. Did you get all your technology, materials, and book?
Check over your schedule! It’s important to have this all finished before you arrive.
See you soon!
Salutations from REPO!
Join us…for the first meeting and clean out!
When: Today, Tuesday AUG 28th, 1pm to 6pm (clean out) 4 pm (meeting)
Where: Repo, the storage container located next to the outdoor kilns and lower Harder parking lot
What: An official Repo meeting will take place at 4:00 pm outside the container during the clean up, where we will be discussing future plans for Repo. If you cannot attend shoot us an e-mail expressing your ideas or interest at email@example.com
Why: Come on down to score free materials, say your two cents, and lend a much needed hand for the old girl’s beginning semester cleaning. Layers of undocumented materials will be unearthed for the first time! Be there to take part in the miracle!
Contact: REPO, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://repo.alfred.edu/.
Thanks to Timefortea3 for the image. Check out more: http://www.flickr.com/photos/timefortea3/sets/72157622155428698/with/4607498713/.