Monthly Archives: March 2019

WEDNESDAY CLASS (3/27) – Things to know…

Tomorrow we will continue to work on our large collaborative drawing. Details:

Group A and B will work from 9-10

Group C and D will work from 10-11

Please have your drawing/painting materials with you!!!!

Attendance for our Wednesday classes is MANDATORY.  These absences add up. Don’t let them effect your final grade…


(Monet in his studio)


Find all of the events tonight here:

Don’t miss!!!

Alfred Foundations at Scholes Library:
CoLab exhibition How to _____?! 
This show features the zines, interviews, and videos made in CoLab by A and C Groups. Come check out the amazing work and learn a thing or two!

Refreshments will be served.

Scholes Library Project Space
(ground floor): The School of Art and Design’s Foundation CoLab classes ask questions and seek answers on a variety of topics through audio interviews, videos, and zines.

Scholes Library Special Collections
Sketches from the FuseLab Foundations students Albers Project
Joseph Albers was a Bauhaus master of color. The FuseLab Foundations’ students used plates from his Interaction of Color in Special Collections to begin to understand how a color shifts based on the other colors it interacts with. Using Albers’ compositions, students made two versions: one where the two colors in the middle of a ground are the same but look different and another where the colors are different but look the same. These are their sketches, tests, and notes, which led to some incredible interactions of color.

Thursday / Friday Class

Tomorrow you will be beginning your 4th LAB class. The following tells you where to meet your faculty and what to bring for tools.

A Group: Meets with Professor McCarthy at Cohen Studio upstairs. Please bring your kits and make sure that you have all of your painting supplies, brushes, blue tape and a plastic container for washing out brushes.

B Group: Meets with Professors Des and Ferguson at Cohen Studio basement. Please bring a mug, something to write with and an “Open Attitude” towards art making and collaboration.

C Group: Meets with Professor Gill in the Harder Hall studio ( end closest to the Painting Dept. hallway) please bring a notebook + something to write with and clay tools that we on the list for this class.

D Group: Meets with Professors Blood and Calvert in Harder Hall middle studio. Please bring your kits, push pins, and make sure you have a something to write with.




Saakumu in Alfred!



Join us for an African dance master class! Miller 300 1-2:15 on Tuesday, March 19th.

The Alfred University Dance and Music departments in the Division of Performing Arts are honored to co-host Saakumu Dance Troupe for a four-day residency March 18 – 22, 2019. The award winning Saakumu Dance Troupe is one of the leading traditional/contemporary dance and music groups in Ghana, West Africa. Formally led by master musician Bernard Woma who passed away last April, the company continues to honor his legacy with their commitment to introducing audiences to traditional and contemporary African dance and music. Their repertoire features a wide range of West African dance from spiritual, ceremonial, and recreational genres to contemporary African dance forms. As the Director of Saakumu, Woma shared the performance stage with renowned artists such as Maya Angelou, Yo Yo Ma, and Glen Velez. Saakumu, in partnership with Slyboots Music, Art, and Dance School located in Buffalo New York, brings traditional and contemporary African dance and music to the communities in western and central New York.

This residency will include drumming, dance, and song workshops, as well as a full performance in the Miller Performing Arts Center at Alfred University on Friday March 22nd at 7pm. Admission is free. The artists will also conduct a lecture demonstration for middle school students at Alfred-Almond Central School. There are master dance classes that are open to the community on Tuesday March 19th 1 – 2:15 and Thursday March 21 (Miller Performing Arts Center Studio 300) and an open drumming class Wednesday March 20 from 4:00 – 5:00 Miller Performing Arts Center Studio 302). The AU Performing Arts Division will supply the drums. The final performance on March 22nd in the Miller Performing Arts Center will include dance and music performed by the company. In addition, participants in Saakumu workshops will be invited to join the rehearsal on Friday and then to perform alongside the Saakumu Dance Troupe at the Friday night performance.

This project is made possible with funds from the NYS DanceForce, a partnership program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by The Marlin Miller Dance Residency Program, and The Herrick Gallman Fund at Alfred University.


Hello Foundations!

Now that you have had at least 4 days to sleep in, catch up with family and friends or doing some traveling it is time to start thinking about next week and what to gather for your next 2 LAB classes.

Please replenish your kits of all materials that were depleted during A block. I have attached the LAB schedule for your reference and a list of materials for each Group.

It is not necessary to buy new materials if you already, for example, have clay working tools at home. Bring what you have and supplement with new for the rest.

When you return to campus please make sure to remove all of your finished projects, tools, and materials from the studios. Anything left behind after Monday will be disposed of.