Monthly Archives: March 2013

B Block Materials!

rainbowBefore you settle in to Spring Break, take a moment to review and gather the materials you will need for your next workshops. Check the info posted in the beginning of the semester if you need a reminder as to what section you are in!

(See separate posts for the makeLAB and coLAB)

seeLAB (Ted+Andrew)

For Profs. Ted and Andrew’s section of seeLAB you will need to refill your KIT! Please make sure to have all the listed items. Wondering what is in the kit? Click here ART KIT.

seeLAB (Kathy)

“I would like each student to bring back a one square foot box of objects that they have collected: organic, man made, fabric etc. These objects will be destroyed so nothing valuable. We will be using these objects for the length of the work shop so PLEASE make good decisions.”

—-Prof. Vadja

FuseLAB (both sections)

Please bring the following back from break. Note that some of these materials are already part of the materials you need to replenish in your art kit or may cross over with other course lists.

  • 1 set of acrylic paints (5-10 colors?)
  • 1 set of paint brushes
  • 4 packs of hot glue sticks
  • 1 glue gun
  • 1 box cutter+1 set of blades
  • 1 xacto knife+2 sets of blades
  • 1 pack of 100 sheets inkjet photo paper
  • sketch book
  • 10 rolls of masking tape

This LAB class will explore issues of photographic images and the construction of a reality as it applies to those images.  To that end students in this class will be engaging in the production of photographic images and the construction of the subject matter to be photographed.  In addition to the above listed materials we ask that you bring the following back with you to campus:

  • 5 photographs from home: choose portraits of yourself, family members, friends.  Try to choose images that span a length of time, i.e. some historical photos, some contemporary photos.  If you feel uncomfortable bringing in the original a good quality reproduction is acceptable.
  • A camera – can be any of the following: Point and shoot digital, Digital SLR, iPhone (or any cell phone with a good quality camera).
  • USB download cable
  • Magazines for collaging
  • Fabric for making sets ( can be any scrap fabric, old clothes etc you have at home)

makeLAB (both sections)

makeLAB 2013

THIS LIST AND ASSIGNMENT IS FOR BOTH makeLAB SECTIONS
Professors John Gill and Jason Green

FOR THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS:  Bring 10 high quality color prints of paintings from history. You need to print the image, rather than just saving images on your laptop.   For the best color reproduction, print the images on glossy paper.Try to find paintings you think show DEPTH.  The images should clear and be as large as you can find, 8.5×11 would be ideal.  Spend some time looking at and finding paintings by different artists, from different time periods and from different art movements.

Along with your 10 Printed Images, also bring the following tools and materials to the first class meeting: Continue reading

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.)

TONIGHT! EXTRA EXTRA!

EXTRA EXTRA! Alfred New extravaganza! Puppets Tell Local News!

Join us tonight, Thursday march 7 at 7 pm at Alfred Village Hall to see what we’ve been working on in coLAB!

You’ll learn about the new businesses in town, news about the paranormal activity in our Steinheim Castle, a local moose sighting, and the difficult issue of how hydrofracking might impact our local people and land.

Sponsored By: Foundations, CoLAB class and faculty M. Michelle Illuminato, Trevor Bennett, Brett Hunter

CaryBanner_06062012Visiting Designers
Wednesday, March 6th at 9:00AM in Nevins Theatre in Powell

Join us as we welcome visiting designers Sarah Burns from Stress Design, Syracuse and current AIGA Upstate New York Chapter President; Katie Nix, Associate Curator at the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, Rochester; Chris Goldan, Communication Manager, SWBR Architects, Rochester NY; and Allister Klingensmith, Designer, PointPath Studios, Brooklyn, NY and AU SoAD alum. Check out their websites!

These wonderful designers will present samples of design work, share ideas about the design process, as well as tell stories about things they’ve learned since leaving school. In addition, some of our students will share their thoughts about studying design and planning a career in design.

We invite you to bring your curiosity and questions for a conversation with our visiting designers following their presentations.

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