Daily Archives: April 27, 2020

Foundations Art Catalogue/Year Book!

In lieu of our Spring Foundations exhibition this year (sad face) we have decided to instead make a collaborative book! Part exhibition catalogue, part yearbook; it will celebrate all the wonderful things you have made, materials used and concepts developed. Everyone gets a copy!

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The faculty have been collecting images of student works from the past semesters and our Covid block in a DropBox folder that has been shared with each of you (look for email invite). You can scroll through the images and download ones you would like to use.

Hopefully you have also been documenting your work along the way!

 

BOOK DETAILS!

FOR THE BOOK, we would like you to design 1 or 2 pages showcasing some of your favorite pieces from the year. We are asking for 2-5 images per person from the Fall and/or Spring semesters. Please also reflect on the following questions and use them as a jumping off point for a written component in your final page(s). You can address all or any of the questions:

  • Which do you identify with more: the pencil or the eraser?
  • What did you connect with the most in Foundations? Why?
  • What was the biggest obstacle to overcome? How did you do that?
  • What advice would you give to an incoming art student?

 

FOR YOUR INDIVIDUAL PAGES:

For the page design you can choose 1 of 2 things:

OPTION 1:

Design your own page in Photoshop or InDesign, or whatever software you feel is best! This is the preferred option as we get to see some of your personality come out!

Everyone can download the Adobe Suite and Photoshop by following these instructions:

https://my.alfred.edu/information-technology-services/resources-covid-19/_docs/adobe-cc.pdf

Below are some guidelines and screenshots for design specifics

  • Must be 8.5”x11”
  • Must be at 300 dpi or higher
  • Remember to save a copy of your file as a flattened image
  • Must be exported as a jpg!!!

To create your documents please make sure you do the following when starting a new file in Photoshop:

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This is your time to show off your personality and design skills. Make it yours, have fun with it! There are a lot of different ways you could take it. A couple examples:

Screen Shot 2020-04-26 at 10.18.00 AM.png.      BlurbTest_Kat

Once you have completed your files in Photoshop, or whatever design software you choose – MAKE SURE YOU SAVE AS A JPEG.

You will then upload it to a One Drive Folder with your name on it. Each of you have been sent a link to the One Drive Folder so please check your Alfred email/ junkmail.

OPTION 2:

IF you are unable to access Photoshop, you can turn over complete design control to Angie, Dale and myself. Please upload your 2-5 images into your dropbox folder and a document with your answered questions. We will take it from there!

 

These will be due to us by Sunday at midnight. And, as always, please contact Angie, Dale or Kat for any help/questions with the project!

Once the book is put together we will send everyone a pdf copy and start collecting addresses to send your hard copies to. This will also be archived in Scholes Library!