Category Archives: SPRING 2012


Just a quick reminder to make sure that you check the schedule in the Harder Studio for your 15 minutes of FAME! All reviews will be held in Harder. Please come at least 15 minutes before your scheduled review to set up your work. Good Luck!

While at home be on the look out for BOXES!

For your coLAB course, you will need to bring back one or more containers. Select something that is:

1. Rigid. It should be made of wood, plastic or similar materials. (no cardboard!)

2. Closes. It has an inside and an outside.

3. Can be altered, taken apart or adapted. Avoid something that you want to leave ‘as is’.

4. At least one foot long in one direction, but can be larger!

5. It should be interesting, unusual, or distinctive and something you LIKE.

6. It should NOT be new. This should be purchased at a thrift store or garage sale or found in your parents basement! Please do not purchase a new box at a craft store!

You will need this on the FIRST day of class! You may want to bring a couple so you have choices!

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This from Prof. Vadja!

Group A:

Students should fill at a minimum, a one cubic foot box with objects from home. I use the word “home” in the most general sense. A place or an area that you associate with as being where you and your family are from. Objects from your house and the surrounding area. Half the objects can be things you care about and the other half you need to be willing to permanently alter or destroy. MAKE GOOD DECISIONS!

Please consider the following:

Appearance: Color, texture, shape, scale, form

Man made (symmetrical) or from nature (organic)

Seed pods, plants, fungi

Photos or printed material

Soft objects and hard objects

Make sure you have an extensive variety objects!

Artist Materials: charcoal, charcoal pencils, erasers, masking tape, drawing boards