Final Review -works to bring

Hope everyone is enjoying their last studio days! Below is a list of all works to bring for your final reviews:

Experimental Drawing (Ro and Judy):  Space puzzle, best figure drawing, 100 simple shapes and matching digital print, sound image (digital print)

Observational Drawing (Jason and Kat): Best charcoal still life, Charcoal portrait, final collage

Studio Make (Angie and Erin):

A group – figure collage, documentation of wall drawing, documentation of final group sculpture

B group – figure collage, documentation of cardboard piece, documentation of a section of string installation (a section you worked on)

Studio Research*

Group B- (blk A)
A motion drawing
Zine and distribution documentation
Iteration 1 and 2 blog post
Student choice: one Blog post
Group A- (blk B)
Building research installation- individual and group image or object
Zine and distribution documentation
Iteration 1 and 2 blog post
Student choice: one Blog post
* Make sure you have your laptop for showing your blog to faculty reviewers.

End of Semester and Review Schedule

We will not be meeting as a class tomorrow in order to give everyone time to finish assignments and prepare for final review.  Next week on monday we will be getting together during our regular class time to clean all studios. Please arrange to remove personal items and art work from studios by sunday afternoon.

The final review schedule is attached below.  The reviews are scheduled from 8 am – 11 am next week on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.  Please find your name, the day of your review, time and location.  All reviews will happen in the Cohen Studio.  The studio will be divided into review sites 1-8.  When you check the review schedule please note the numbered location of your review.  For example: Tyler Atkinson is scheduled for 8 am on Tuesday December, 5th in Space #1.  This means that Tyler must show up at 7:45, find space #1 and set up his work for an 8 am critique.  Please make sure to show up 15 mins. prior to your review to set up work — bring push pins with you.  Tomorrow I will post a list of work that your faculty would like you to bring to review.


Observational Drawing / T-Day homework


(Njideka Akunyili Crosby painting above – check out this great video of her here)

OK – homework reminder and breakdown of your final project.

You have been given two words with conflicting meanings. This will be the “theme” of your final project.  Remember think about the 30 images you did – how do you assign an image to a description, feeling, mood? How can you use different types of mark-making to talk about rigid v. flimsy? Pristine v. grotesque?

Over the holidays – you will construct a still life that illustrates your two words.  Be creative (we looked at lots of good still life inspiration on Friday).  Construct the still life, light it and make 4 preparatory drawings on 8.5″x11″ paper.  These are sketches – but think about line,value,  weight, COMPOSITION.  You will then photograph these from an angle(s) that you would like to construct your drawing from. Email these pictures to Jason and I at  In the subject line please include your two words.

When we return from break Jason and I will have printed your images and you will start translating them to the 30″x40″ paper using your collage materials.  PLEASE gather and make more collage material – books, pictures, xeroxes, string, candy wrappers, whatever you can find and will work within your drawing.  And remember to think both about texture AND value.

Have wonderful Thanksgivings! Eat good food, sleep, make a still life.

Kat n Jason

Artist and Designer Norman Ives

Don’t miss the exhibition highlighting the work of renowned artist and designer Norman Ives that is currently on display at the RIT University and Bevier Galleries from November 18 to January 6! The exhibit, titled “Constructions and Reconstructions,” includes collages, posters, silkscreen prints, paintings, and sculpture.