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Foundations + Pulled Resources Wheelbarrow Cavalcade

It is the end of a truly wonderful and ambitious week here in Foundations. Our wheelbarrow building and customization workshop, based on Pulled Resources Community Camaro project helped you each develop new technical skills and collaborative methods. Remember that the wheelbarrows will be exhibited at SUNY Geneseo in mid-October, so you have about a month to continue modifying, if you choose. Here are a few photos from the parade (more will be posted soon).

A big thanks to Dan and Thomas for leading us this week!

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Welcome!

Hello, you’ve reached the Division of Foundations at Alfred University, New York College of Ceramics, School of Art + Design, in Alfred, New York.

Here you can find info about happenings, classes, and visitors, as well as practical info for new students such as how to register, graduation expectations, and guides to technology and tools. There is also a link to the Foundations Flickr page, where you can get a peek at the 2013 Foundations Exhibition and student work!

A special welcome to our newly accepted students!  You will join over 120 other bright young artists as they begin their educational journeys at AU’s School of Art + Design! Before you arrive on campus, you’ll need to take care of a number of things. The Alfred Foundation Blog will walk you through your first steps! Take some time and read the blog starting with the titles under ‘Getting Started’ (over there -> in the right column). For questions, email Shelly Grant at grantsh@alfred.edu in the School of Art + Design Office.

Check back often, as it is always changing!

Have a good summer.

Angie To and Ted Morgan

Letter from your past self?

Letters_to_futureOn the first day of school you were asked to write a letter to your future self! On the day of the Foundations Exhibition I mailed them out across the country!

Did you get it? Did it strike a cord with your present self? If so, please share your thoughts with me and I will share them here on the blog!

Now if you didn’t get one and wish you had… go to http://www.futureme.org/ and send a letter to yourself on your graduation day from Alfred in May 2016!

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