Category Archives: Past Semesters

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:



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:

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


You did it! You’ve just finished your first semester of Foundations at Alfred University! It was awesome to see all of your work together at the reviews. You certainly have worked hard and learned much! Have a wonderful break… check back here for information on classes, materials and news about next semester!

—-Michelle, Angie, Kat

Final Reviews!

When you return from Thanksgiving, you will be required to attend a final review of your work with a team of faculty. Below is the list of materials required for final reviews.

Drawing: O
• Night Drawing
• Best Search Line
• One Smoke Drawing                                                                                                                                    • Paper Collage
• Final Project

Drawing: X
• Hybrid Collages
• Stencil Piece

Studio: Make
•  Documentation of your two projects (color photographs/printed full sheet)

Studio: Research
• Blog
• Documentation of Final Project (color photographs/full sheet)

Make a note of the day, time and number location of your final review — all reviews will take place in the Cohen Studio.  Before coming back from break assemble all of the required work and make sure that drawings are finished and clean and that your documentation is done. Remember that we will not be holding classes as usual and that your only responsibility is to show up for your final review during the week of Dec. 1st.  Please arrange to arrive at the studio 15 minutes before your review so that you have time to set up your work and be ready when your review time begins.  Remember, also, that missed reviews will not be rescheduled and that missed reviews will result in a lowering of your final semester grade.

All artwork and materials must be removed  from both the Harder Hall and Cohen Studios by 6pm tomorrow evening.  Anything left over will be discarded. Foundations is officially over for the semester at 11:00  am on Tuesday December 2th. Have a nice Thanksgiving!