Tag Archives: spring 2013

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!

coLAB (both sections)

coLABlogoHello! For your coLAB workshops this spring we are asking that you do a small homework and bring back some materials. This is for all sections of the course. See below!

Homework: (listen to stories, write a story)
We are going to working on reading, writing and telling stories. What is a good story? How do you tell a good story? Take some time and listen to some great stories told live. One of the best places to start is the MOTH, True Stories Told Live. They can be found here: http://themoth.org/.

Many of you are also fans of This American Life, Story Corps, or Radio Diaries. Or maybe you like to laugh, here’s a nice little collection of comedians telling stories… at LaughSPIN.

I laughed out loud at the one about Taylor Dane…

Bring to the first day of the BEST story that you heard from listening to the above podcasts and the BEST story that you can write and tell that is based on a REAL situation. These can be serious, funny, odd or simply show the nature of people and places. The story you write does not have to be taken from your life, but it should be based on a TRUE story. So if you don’t have a good story to share, then you’ll need to ask others to share one with you! Maybe set up your own MOTH storytelling evening!

Materials:                                                                                                                                               At least 2 yds. of fabric, fur or leather.
Funky used clothes, with interesting patterns, hats, children’s jeans, button-up shirts or coats.
A few pieces of foam, cardboard rolls, or other durable materials to build upon                           Thread, cord, embellishments
Needles, fabric glue, good fabric scissors
OPTIONAL Sewing machine (if you have one and want to bring along. There will be some available.)

coLAB, seeLAB, makeLAB, fuseLAB

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. We will be posting your group soon as well as the materials needed for each workshop. Please take note of the professor(s) teaching your workshop, as each may be asking for different items, even if the workshop title is the same.