Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Good Stuff!

Spread the word!  A cool course….THE GOOD STUFF:
Found Object in Sculpture, Installation and Performance Art
IART 377, Fall 2011  M + W 10:20am – 1:10pm
Instructor: Laurel Jay Carpenter

Course Description:
Through object experiments and spatial investigations in this studio course, students examine the fundamental techniques of found object artwork, using accumulated or altered mass-manufactured objects in hybrids or series to create personal work in the disciplines of sculpture, installation and/or performance. Through research and hands-on experimentation, students will have an opportunity to further appreciate how material, space and intention cooperate to form three-dimensional art.  Direction of the course will be lead by student interest and may include traditional assemblage sculpture, site-specific installation and prop-driven performance art, with attention paid to the interaction and collaboration often called upon in large-scale work.  Slide presentations and discussions about contemporary art will further explore the historical, cultural and popular aspects of the found object.
(Note: As a sophomore in the fall, this course may be taken as an extra course in addition to your two sophomore studios, but will count for elective credit not studio credit.)


A Group:
 Meets with Andrew Deutsch’s Time Workshop in the rear of the Harder Hall
Studio (end nearest painting studios) Please bring a notebook and a pen/
B Group:
 Meets with Michelle and Angie’s Systems: Softworks workshop in the front
space of the Harder studio (end nearest Moka Joka).  Please bring your
stuffed animals and your seam ripper. (and mug)
C Group:
 Meets with Stephanie McMahon’s Color Workshop in the basement of Cohen.
Please bring your kits make sure the following is in the kits: all of your
paint, brushes, container for washing brushes, a ruler and an exacto or
utility knife for cutting paper.  No need for drawing boards.
D Group: 
Drawing with John Gill and Kathy Vajda on the main floor of Cohen.  Please
bring your objects to class and  kits — make sure you have charcoal in the
kits.  No drawing board needed.
*those meeting in Cohen will need to remember to bring your key cards– building access is restricted to those with keys.

Have a great Spring Break!

Congrats everyone! It looked like some amazing work happened in the studios this block… and now after a short break, you’ll return for your final 2 workshops! You will need to refill your kits as well as purchase new materials before you return to campus. Please take a moment now and click on the Materials + Tools to find out what is required. And then sit back and enjoy some well deserved free time!


Join us in celebrating the end of the first block with the students from Group D. They will be presenting installations and works from their Systems (Michelle Illuminato/Angie To) and Time (Woody Packard) courses. Seven o’clock in the Harder Hall Studio. There will be cheese!

Thanks to student Christina Stillwaggon for the poster design.