Category Archives: Spring 2010

CONGRATS TO ALL!

What a good year! Loads of great work, moments of learning and new friendships! Slowly with every day… you all became Alfred! You are the fabric of this school… and we will look forward to seeing the wonderful things you create next year and beyond!

Have a a relaxing and productive summer!

Our Best, Michelle, Ted and Angie

Final Reviews!

Yep, it’s that time. We are nearing the end of a long and fruitful year. So let’s see the fruit! Final Reviews will be held next week on Monday/Tuesday, Thursday/Friday, April 26-27 29-30.

What to bring? Check out the review requirements below or posted in Harder Hall. You should also note your 15 minute appointment.

1.    Check for your name, day, time and group number. If your name is not listed, please email Michelle ASAP at illuminato@alfred.edu
2.    Write down what you need to bring for your portfolio by checking out the list below.
3.    Arrive 15 minutes early to hang your work and prep your info on the computer.
4.    Reviews are mandatory. Missing your review will negatively affect your final grade.
5.    Reviews will not be rescheduled.

Good Luck!

Like to Move?

Check out this class from Dance. Note that the prerequisite is waved for Foundations Art students who have performance experience (in dance, theater or performance art)!

Movement has tremendous potential as an art-making medium, either standing alone or combining with other art-making practices.  Students who take Improv/Comp I will dig into movement as a medium, while simultaneously tackling the basic elements of all movement composition: space, time, and energy.  Find out what you’re able to create and communicate using movement!


Contact Robert Bingham for a pre-req override.
IMPROVISATION/COMPOSITION I – 11482 – DANC 230-01
TR 1 – 2:15
3 Credits

FUTURE TALK

During Wednesday’s class you were assigned: Future Talk, a mail art project. Each of you were given an envelope and asked to thoughtfully create a mail artwork that jump starts interesting and varied conversation about the future. Stamped addressed and filled envelopes are due next Wednesday. We will be photographing each of you with your mail art and will be sending them out right afterward! Please come ready to participate. Your mail art should evoke a response from the sender. These responses will need to be mailed back to you by March 31st in time for our morning class. We hope to have a group of you work on an exhibition of these works on campus.

THE FORMAT: Text, letters, images, photos, sound, instructions, small objects or more. Think about the formats of mail art we explored in class— the ‘add-on’, naked mail art, camera art, postcards, pop-up cards, or letters. Choose one of those forms or come up with your own idea. Consider what you want to get in return and let this influence your choice. Would you hope to get a letter, a drawing, an object, an action, a photograph, a sound recording?

THE CONTENT: How do you imagine the world when you are 80? If you hosted a think tank to study the future, what would you want to learn? Would you like to hear about people’s personal imaginings, fears, or hopes? Would you want to discuss the environmental issues that we (or our children) may need to tackle? The new technologies that will be part of our lives? (and our bodies) Or the future structures of our families and the different values that we may hold? Who would you invite to this event? Would you want to talk to, experts, friends or artists? Older people or those younger than yourself?

GETTING STARTED: Begin by asking yourself some questions. What do you want to say? Who do you want to speak to? What kind of response do you want to elicit? What format will this take? What will the respondents return? Do you hope for a specific format back? If you want to be surprised how might you set up your project for that?

Good Luck and have fun!