Category Archives: To Do !

Register for classes (should be DONE!)

Purchase Art Kit Materials and Book

Purchase Technology (computer, camera, printer +)

Collect Material Archive

Pack a map from my hometown and an object that is IMPORTANT to me.

Read First Assignment, Bruce Mau’s ‘Incomplete Manifesto for Growth’ (on this site under readings)

WELCOME BACK! Spring 2014 Important Information

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

Questions for YOU!

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!

A Message from REPO

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 repo@alfred.edu
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,  repo@alfred.edu or  http://repo.alfred.edu/.

Thanks to Timefortea3 for the image. Check out more: http://www.flickr.com/photos/timefortea3/sets/72157622155428698/with/4607498713/.

First Day 2012!

Monday we will be meeting in Harder Hall in the Foundations Studio at 8am. Please be on time since we will be jump-starting things rather quickly.

Please bring with you your Tool Kit, Home Map, Special Object and Sketchbook/Pen.

While you did not need to buy your Tool Kit from AU, it is required for all students. If you did not pre-order a Tool Kit and need one, the Bookstore does have extra for sale, but please act fast since they are limited. You will not need your book, How to Be an Explorer of the World, just yet.

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so what is the first week project?

The First Week Project is a way to bring all of you together and introduce you to each other, the program and the community of Alfred. This year we have invited the international artists Joanna Wright and Alex Ashcroft to design and lead a week-long project called HUNT. You will all begin the week by bringing a special object and a map from your home town to class. This will help us think about where we come from and through discussions and presentations about maps and place, we will begin to explore how place influences us. Continue reading