Daily Archives: January 17, 2017

Your faculty’s sketchbooks Round 1: Sarah Blood and Myles Calvert

I am going to be posting examples of Alfred faculty sketchbook pages all week. Check in to see the inner thought process of the people you will be working with this semester and the next three years.

First up Sarah Blood, sculpture and neon faculty:

(click on images for larger viewing) Also check out Sarah’s website here


And Myles Calvert, who will be teaching both sections of See Lab.  He teaches printmaking in the Expanded Media division:

here is Myles’s website

Sketchbook homework reminder

A recap:

for tomorrow you will need your 4 completed pamphlet-stitch sketchbooks

2 of them must be filled: 1 by you, 1 as a collaboration

These can be whatever drawings, words, collages, marks, etc… Anything as long as you fill each page!

Please also bring your drawing materials, papers, scissors, x-acto knives and acrylic paint for tomorrow.  We will meet in Harder at 9.



Paste Paper

Paste paper and Marbleized papers emerged as an alternative to binding books in leather. Used as cover wraps. Check out this longer article about the history and practice on the Peabody Essex Museum Library website. And there is this simple PDF from the Cornell Library about how to as well.

Basic starch paste glue recipe:

1 part Starch{wheat flour, corn starch, rice starch}

6 parts water

Mix starch in 2 parts water

In a separate pot bring remaining water to a boil. Once boiling remove from heat, vigorously stir in initial starch and water mixture; Then cover and let cool, strain if left long enough that a solid forms on top.