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Welcome New Students!

Greetings and Welcome to Alfred Foundations,

The Foundations faculty are very excited to meet you in August and have a great deal planned to get the ball rolling for an exceptional year ahead. In preparation for your arrival, we have put together some information that will help you to register for fall classes, gather art materials for Foundations and generally prepare for your new life at college. Please click on the links above for “Welcome” and “Getting Started” these links will get you connected with great, detailed information about the BFA course requirements and suggestions regarding which kinds of courses will be right for you as you plan your fall semester at Alfred.

In addition to the usual activities this fall we will also be host to Visiting Artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda. Check out his website Alejandro Almanza Pereda and this fantastic NY Upclose video about his work Alejandro NY Upclose

If you experience difficulties with registration or have questions please contact Ms. Betsy Kent: who will direct you to the right answer.


See you in August!

Professors: Angie To, Katarina Riesing and Sara Ferguson


Visiting Artist Traci Molloy!

Artist Traci Molloy will be presenting her work tonight at 7:30 in Holmes Auditorium




Alfred, NY – While most picturesque college campuses display lamppost featuring smiling students and positive affirmations, artist and activist, Traci Molloy, is taking lamppost banners in a different direction. In April, Molloy will install 22 vinyl banners on Alfred University’s campus, her alma mater. The banners will feature a fractured head-shot portrait of an actual current student or alumnus. The imagery will also have handwritten testimonials by the participating women describing their experiences of sexual assault or harassment.

The installation, entitled “Against My Will”, is the result of a yearlong collaboration between Molloy, various University offices, and students involved with peer education around issues of sexual violence. Molloy is a 1992 alumna of Alfred University. Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, she travels the country as an artist and activist, often helping communities address issues of violence, addiction, trauma, and loss. Molloy has partnered with children who lost a parent on 9/11/01, adolescents displaced from their home countries due to genocide or war, sexual assault survivors, and underserved youth in both rural and urban communities.

While visiting Alfred the previous year, Molloy spoke with current students and recognized the similar struggles that still exist between her peers and this current generation regarding sexual harassment and assault. She decided to create an art collaboration that would bridge together the generations of survivors, educate current students, and transform the center of the college campus.

For the banners, Molloy hand-painted portraits of each participant using head-shot photographs for reference. Each portrait has aspects of the facial features omitted. This allows for anonymity and allows the viewer to imagine the victim as themselves, a friend, or family member. The participants also entrusted Molloy with a handwritten account of their assault experience, bravely offering to share their painful memories with the public.

An accompanying presentation on Wednesday, April 18, will talk about the collaboration experience and provide some participants the arena to further share their stories. The event will begin at 7:30 at Holmes Auditorium in Harder Hall. The event will also include a musical performance and spoken word. Due to the sensitive nature of this content, the program will caution viewers that these shared words may provoke strong emotional reactions. The Office of Counseling Services is available to Alfred University students and can be accessed by calling 607-871-2300 or visiting the Wellness Center.

Questions about this program can be directed to Dan Napolitano, Chief Diversity Office of Alfred University, at

Wednesday Class

Hello Class,

Tomorrow we will be doing 2 activities in 2 locations.

Firstly you will be dancing! This will be your second movement class with Professor Chase Angier.

This time around C and D group will start first and meet Chase in the dance studio at 9 sharp. Remember to wear comfortable clothes to move in and have barefeet. A and B group will meet with Angie in Holmes Auditorium and she will be talking with you about academic advising and how to prepare for Fall class registration — please come prepared with advising questions and something to take notes with.

At 10:00 we will switch. A and B will get Dance at Miller while C and D get advising in Holmes.







Eiko Otake

For class tomorrow we will be welcoming Eiko Otake who is the 2018 Marlin Miller Dance Residency Artist in Residence. She will be speaking about her work and her interaction with the Alfred community. Class begins at 9:30 and we will meet in Holmes Auditorium.

Eiko website


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Welcome Back, Round 2

Hello Class,

We are excited to have you back for the last 8 weeks of your foundations year! In preparation for this last block I have attached your schedule for the rest of the semester and some reminders about where to be on Monday what to bring to class and where to meet your faculty

SP 2018 LAB Sched B

Foundations Spring 2018 Materials B Lists

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A Group:  will meet with Prof. Gill in the Harder Hall studio ( closest to painting hallway) Please bring a notebook and any ceramic art tools you have or you can purchase the basic ceramic kit in the bookstore.

B Group: Meets with Profs. Scheffer and Hunter in the basement of Cohen. Please bring your kits, sketchbooks, and something to write with and either a camera or your phone to take photos with.

C Group: Meet with Prof. Mc Carthy on the main floor of Cohen. Please bring your kits with all of the acrylic paint replenished + any extra you have at home, an assortment of wide and thin brushes of varying types of bristles (hard/ soft)

D Group: Meet with Prof. Contino and To in the middle Harder Hall studio. Please bring your kits; make sure that your kits contain the block printing inks, an assortment of brushes and any interesting paper you have at home ie, maps, decorative paper, old newspaper, and magazines.



No Class Tomorrow!

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I’m sad to report that Chase Angier is sick and we’ve decided to cancel class tomorrow. We’re going to catch up with her again for class when we come back from Spring Break.

Kat, Sara and I have decided to give you the class time to get caught up on your homework and get ready for the end of A block.

** Please remember that as we get to the end of A block that it is important to collect all of your materials and artwork from the studios. We will be doing an overall clean up and all materials and artwork left behind will be disposed of.


Dance Wednesday!!

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This week for Wednesdsay class we will be exploring movement with Professor Chase Angier in the Miller Performance Art Dance Studio. Due to the large size of the foundations class we will be meeting at 2 separate times. A and B Group will meet the faculty at 8:50 in Miller Rm 300.

C and D group please meet us at 9:50 also in Miller 300. ** Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in — this will be a class that requires you to be flexible and to be active. You will also be in bare feet as the floors are too slippery for socks.