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.
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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.
Tomorrow we will be meeting in Nevins theater at 9. Prof. Chase Angier will be presenting her work.
Was so enamored with all your drawings we forgot to tell you what to bring tomorrow.
Please bring your sumi ink and your bamboo brush (you should have both of these in your art kits!
Thanks – Kat n Jason
Tomorrow we will once again be meeting with Prof. Chase Angier over in the Miller Dance Studios. This time B Group starts first at 9 and A Group at 10. Please dress appropriately and show up 10 mins prior to class.
I’ve met with all students in B Group today and plan to meet with A Group Students during class time on thursday. A Group students please fill out the advising planning form you received in class today and bring that with any advising questions you have to your Studio: research class on thursday morning.
Please have your homework pinned to the Foundations studio wall prior to the start of class on Monday morning:
- Master Painting Study
- 100 Simple Geometric Shapes
Remember to bring:
- Something to write with and something to write on for notes