1. Rigid. It should be made of wood, plastic or similar materials. (no cardboard!)
2. Closes. It has an inside and an outside.
3. Can be altered, taken apart or adapted. Avoid something that you want to leave ‘as is’.
4. At least one foot long in one direction, but can be larger!
5. It should be interesting, unusual, or distinctive and something you LIKE.
6. It should NOT be new. This should be purchased at a thrift store or garage sale or found in your parents basement! Please do not purchase a new box at a craft store!
You will need this on the FIRST day of class! You may want to bring a couple so you have choices!
PS. Check out http://www.greenecoservices.com/top-20-ways-to-reuse-old-suitcases/, a fabulous blog that shows the top 20 ways to reuse old suitcases!
Students should fill at a minimum, a one cubic foot box with objects from home. I use the word “home” in the most general sense. A place or an area that you associate with as being where you and your family are from. Objects from your house and the surrounding area. Half the objects can be things you care about and the other half you need to be willing to permanently alter or destroy. MAKE GOOD DECISIONS!
Please consider the following:
Appearance: Color, texture, shape, scale, form
Man made (symmetrical) or from nature (organic)
Seed pods, plants, fungi
Photos or printed material
Soft objects and hard objects
Make sure you have an extensive variety objects!
Artist Materials: charcoal, charcoal pencils, erasers, masking tape, drawing boards
Next Wednesday at 9am, we will welcome visiting artists Amara Geffen and Darren Miller.
Both are faculty members at Alleghany College in Meadville, PA and Darren graduated from Alfred in 1995. Their talk is titled: Art/Life, and will talk about studio practice, activism, and collaboration. Click to learn a little more about our visitors. Continue reading
There are many instruments, precise tools, proportions and angles to estimate and define spaces and to find out about there materials and ways of construction. However, I am interested in effect of space, of a place of transition. Continue reading
This just in from Stephanie and Lissy. Your homework: Color Dimensions… Continue reading
Try this out for fun. http://www.picassohead.com/
Check out what the coLAB students created for this week’s assignment on Flickr.
Instrument designed by Russolo. (Futurist)
‘Molten Metal Pour’ : Foundry Guild Students cast relief sculptures in hot metal : designed by YOU!
Also ‘Spin Art’ + ‘Raffle’ + ‘Silent Art Auction’ + ‘DJ Millhouse’
Auction + Raffle will end at 5 pm
T-Shirts, Food and Beverages available from the Foundry Guild !
Proceeds will be split 50/50 between Doctors Without Borders and The Foundry Guild Student Club for participation in National and International Conferences. TO RESERVE A $10 SCRATCH BLOCK TO MAKE A RELIEF PLEASE email Jeff Crawford at JCT4@alfred.edu.
The National Casting Center Foundry at Alfred University www.alfredmeltdown.blogspot.com
Guest Artist Tiffany Mills is going to teach an open master improv/movement class open to all levels of experience this Friday from 1 – 2:15 in Miller 300. She will be warming everyone up, then using words or city names to begin a composition exploration that will involve improvisation. This isn’t just a straight up dance class, so no need to have any experience. It will be fun and will draw on your creativity whether you are comfortable or not with Dance.
Tiffany Mills: http://www.tiffanymillscompany.org/