Daily Archives: January 1, 2011

All students, please refill Tool Box!

Here’s the original list of materials… please make sure that you replenish your toolbox before returning to Alfred!

Foundation Material + Tool List

o Acrylic Paint: Large tubes: Titanium white, black, cadmium red medium, alizarin crimson, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, pthalo blue, hansa yellow light, yellow ochre/oxide.

o 1 set of drawing pencils min. 6 (assortment of H and B pencils)
o 1 set of pencil crayons min. 12 color set.
o 1 set of oil pastels min. 24 color set
o 5 packages of vine charcoal
o 5 packages of compressed charcoal
o Conte Crayons: white, gray, black and sanguine (min. 2 sticks each)
o Graphite sticks: 6B and 9B
o Erasers: kneaded, pink gum, white rubber erasers (min. 1 each)
o 2 rolls of drafting tape
o 2-4 large bulldog clips
o Utility knife with snap off blades (such as Olfa Model A)
o X-acto Knife with replacement blades
o 2 Boxes clear pushpins
o 18” Metal cork backed ruler
o Hot glue gun with 2 packages of glue sticks
o 1 bottle Sobo brand glue
o Brushes: #8 synthetic round, #7, #10, #12 synthetic bright, Bamboo brush
o Needle-nosed pliers
o Work gloves
o Safety glasses
o Scissors
o Portfolio case (22” x 30” or larger)
o Masonite drawing board measuring 24” x 32”
o 1 package of sewing/ tapestry needles (with some extra large)
o 1 seam riper
o 1 spool of thread (can be either black/white or color)
o 1 package disposable dust masks

Systems: Materials

(This is for ALL sections, so everyone will need the following supplies)

You may ask, "What is a seam ripper?"

We’ll be giving you supply lists and info about your spring classes after New Year’s Day, but thought it might be helpful to have your Systems Workshop supply list now!

Systems Workshop Materials List

3-ring Binder

Coffee Mug

Seam Ripper
Assorted colors of Sewing Thread ( about 3 -5 spools)
Black, White and Gray Heavyweight Thread (Button or Carpet Thread)
Assorted colors of Embroidery Floss
Package of assorted hand-sewing needles (including heavy-duty or curved)
Package/Small Box of Straight Pins
Good pair of fabric cutting scissors or rotary scissors
2 used, stuffed animals ( find med. to large size ones, they will be taken apart for our class purposes)

Fabric: You will need a large quantity of fabric for this workshop. This fabric can be bought new but we strongly encourage you to be creative in how to procure used material to recycle. The fabric can be found fabric i.e old blankets, used clothing, used sweaters, sheets, coats, old evening gowns. Salvation Army is a good place to start or check around with your family — I am sure that parents and relatives have lots of old clothes etc… hanging around. Keep an eye out for unusual patterns, colors, textures, etc…the more quantity and selection you have the better. Also please wash all items before bringing them back to school.

You will also need a big bag of ‘stuffing’ materials. We’ve found that large used mattress covers are great for this, or old blankets, pillows, plastic bags or foam.

If you have a portable sewing machine you may find it useful to bring back to campus. We do not expect you to one and we will have some on hand for your use,
(PS Thanks to http://sidekick.theb9.com for the image!)

Drawing: Materials (Vadja + Gill)

Please note: This is for Kathy Vadja and John Gill’s section ONLY. Purchase ONLY if you are in this section.
From Kathy and John, “We would like to request that students bring back an assortment of found objects that will fill, at the minimum, a 12″x 12″x 12″ box. More is better. The objects can be man made: toys, discarded mechanical parts, fabric, interesting containers etc. The objects can also be found in nature: sticks, seed pods, fungi etc. THEY WILL BE DESTROYED so the individual must be willing to part with them. The projects for the work shop will only be as interesting as the objects collected. Make good decisions!”