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Work + Schedule for Final Review

Click here to find a schedule for reviews next week. Remember you’re only required to be there for your review. Arrive 15 minutes early to set up your work in your designated space. Please bring the following work for your final reviews on Monday – Wednesday:

MakeLAB with Jason

  • Final Project + one other project from class

MakeLAB with Dawn + John

  • Final project or documentation of the final work

CoLAB

  • Semaphore Flag
  • T-Shirt
  • Their computer to show blog and other projects

SeeLAB with Scott and Kathy

  • Camera Obscura Drawings
  • First Digital Composite Print (1 Object)
  • White Object Still Life Drawing
  • 2nd Digital Composite Print (2 Spaces)

SeeLAB with Ted

  • 4 Black Compositions
  • Final Color Grids

FuseLAB with Patrick

  • Cut Up Painting
  • Hands Free Painting 
  • Paintless Painting

FuseLAB with Angie and Andrew

  • Video
  • Digital Prints

Design Studio Visit!

Design Studio Visit
Wednesday, February 12th at 9:00AM in Nevins Theatre in Powell
Join us as we welcome visiting designers Allister Klingensmith, from PointPath Studios, Brooklyn, NY; Sarah Burns from Stressdesign, Syracuse, NY and current AIGA Upstate New York Chapter President; and Katie Nix, from the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, Rochester, NY. Check out their websites!
These wonderful designers will share their enthusiasm, expertise, anecdotes, and samples of work. We will also make time for a panel Q&A with students.
We invite you to bring your curiosity and questions* for a conversation with our visiting designers following their presentations.
* and a shoe lace or string of equivalent size and length. Thanks!

WELCOME BACK! Spring 2014 Important Information

Several things will be different in both the structure and the content of Foundations in the spring semester. Firstly I have re-assigned groups. There are 4 groups of approx. 25 students; they are called A, B, C and D Groups. Each group will be engaged in a series of 4 half semester workshop classes called LABs. The LABs continue and expand upon concepts that were introduced in the fall semester.

The first week back from break the whole class will be involved in a group activity you will be engaged in a bookmaking workshop that involves library research and the compilation of images and text. Click here to find a series of worksheets that will help you to gather information and materials for the workshop. We will meet in the Harder Hall studio at 8 am on Tuesday, January 21st please bring a notebook and your completed homework to class that day.

Click here to see a list of groups for Spring and here to find out 2014 Spring schedule. Click here to see the MAKE_student_materials_spring_2014 and the rest of the Spring 2014 Materials Lists. This is a list of what you will need to bring back to campus.

Safe travels back to campus! Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Katie, Angie, and Ted

Final Review Work List For Foundations Fall 2013

Below is the list of materials required for final reviews. Documentation for projects may be submitted as 8 x 10 color photographs or as images on your laptop. NO images on phones. You may bring your own lap top or use the ones provided in the studio.

Drawing: Observation
• Weekend Landscape
• Night Drawing
• Inkwash Collage
• Final Foam Letter Still Life

Drawing: Experiment
• Collages
• Final Portrait Project

Studio: Make
• Paper Mache Sculpture ( bring in actual project or documentation)

Studio: Research
• Blog
• Documentation of Final Project

Please click here to see your review time: Final Fall 2013.

Make a note of the day, time and number location of your final review — all reviews will take place in the Cohen Studio.  Before coming back from break assemble all of the required work and make sure that drawings are finished and clean and that your documentation is done. Remember that we will not be holding classes as usual and that your only responsibility is to show up for your final review during the week of Dec. 2nd.  Please arrange to arrive at the studio 15 mins before your review so that you have time to set up your work and be ready when your review time begins.  Remember, also, that missed reviews will not be rescheduled and that missed reviews will result in a lowering of your final semester grade.

All artwork and materials must be removed (unless you have made prior arrangments with your faculty) from both the Harder Hall and Cohen Studios by 6pm tomorrow evening.  Anything left over will be discarded. Foundations is officially over for the semester at 11:00  am on Thursday December 5th.  Please be aware of the final exam schedules for all of your other academic classes.

Spring Registration Info

SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN
FOUNDATION STUDENT REGISTRATION
SPRING SEMESTER 2014

Please read the following information carefully before the advising meeting next week with Ted, Katie, and Angie. While this process can be complex, the following suggestions will help answer most of your questions. Remember we are here to help you with the process, but you need to be prepared. Do your research!

Here you’ll find the bfa-checklist that we handed out in class today. Take a look and save a copy for your records, so that you will always know your progress towards graduation. Next week come to class on Wednesday prepared with a plan for your Spring semester. Bring a list of courses you think interest you and what you have already taken. 

Registration begins on Tuesday, November 12th for Freshmen. We will start classes at 9am in order for you to have time to register first thing in the morning.

Questions? Let us know! 

B-Block Classes: What to bring!

For Monday you will need the following:

A Group:  Will be meeting with Profs. Gill and Green in the Harder Hall studio. Please bring all materials as requested.  Please see blog for materials you were required to bring back after break.

B Group:  Will be meeting with Profs. Vajda and To on the main floor of the Cohen Studio.  Please bring all of your erasers and a package of charcoal and your drawing boards.  We will be drawing outside for part of the class period so please dress appropriately for the weather.

In Preparation for B Block

When you return from break next week make sure to replenish your art kits of materials you have used up during A block.  In addition the faculty have asked that:

A Group bring:
Please see the attached list from Professors Green and Gill’s class
-Magazines, at least 3, they should be magazines that contain text and images.  Ie, Vogue, National Geographic, New Yorker etc..

B Group bring:

-A digital camera ( if you have one) that is not a cell phone
-a pair of good walking shoes.  i.e  hiking boots, rubber boots, etc
-appropriate clothing for being outside for extended periods of time as you will be taking a series of long walks
-large utility brush at least 3 –5 inches wide
-10 plastic cups
-glue stick

When we return from B Block you will be staying in the same groups as you were in during A Block.  The main difference is that you will be switching classes with the other group.  A Group will be taking the Studio:Make class with Professors Green and Gill on Monday and Tuesday while on Thursday and Friday they will be taking the Drawing:Experimentation class with Professors Morgan and Bennett.  B Group will be meeting with Professors To and Vajda for Drawing:Observation on Monday and Tuesday and on Thursday and Friday will be taking the Studio:Research class with Professors Hunter and Hargrave.

When we return from break on Wednesday Oct. 16th we will be meeting in the Cohen Studio at 9 am for an activity presented by the Graphic Design area.

Have a great break!

-Angie, Katie and Ted

Nearing the end

Can you believe that A-block is coming to an end? Neither can we! There are a few important reminders before Fall Break begins. Make sure you are prepared for your last week of class. Once your projects are complete, document your work, clean up your space, and store your supplies. We do not provide storage space, but it is important that you keep your projects if possible for your final review at the end of the semester. We are talking high-quality images here, folks, not camera phone photos.

Additionally, next Wednesday we will NOT be meeting as regularly scheduled. Get caught up on projects, sleep in, or work on final papers.

We’ll post more details soon about B-Block!

Wednesday Meeting

On Wednesdays we meet as a whole group for activities, lectures, you name it. For tomorrow’s class we will be meeting in the Harder Hall Studio at 9am to wrap your wheel barrows and store them in the Harder Hall courtyard.  Afterwards we will be moving as a group to the Cohen Studio for a drawing activity.  In terms of materials for tomorrow — please make sure that each wheel barrow group has a pair of scissors to cut the plastic wrap for covering your wheel barrows.  You do not need to bring anything for the drawing activity.  We will be providing materials.  However, you will be getting messy to please dress appropriately.

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Below is information regarding Which class group you have been assigned to for the remainder of the semester, Where your class meets tomorrow morning and What to bring to class. As always class begins promptly at 8am.

At the bottom of this post are two lists one labeled A Group and the other is labelled B Group. Please find your name and note the following:

A Group:  Meets on the main floor of the Cohen Studio for the Drawing: Observation class with Profs. Angie To and Kathy Vajda  Please bring your drawing boards, charcoal and kneaded erasers.  ** Cohen studio is located behind the Cohen Gallery off of main street.

B Group:  Meets in the Harder Hall Studio for Studio:Make with Profs. Jason Green and John Gill.  Please bring all items except for paint from the emailed list.

A and B group lists. Click the link to open and view the lists.

 

Foundations + Pulled Resources Wheelbarrow Cavalcade

It is the end of a truly wonderful and ambitious week here in Foundations. Our wheelbarrow building and customization workshop, based on Pulled Resources Community Camaro project helped you each develop new technical skills and collaborative methods. Remember that the wheelbarrows will be exhibited at SUNY Geneseo in mid-October, so you have about a month to continue modifying, if you choose. Here are a few photos from the parade (more will be posted soon).

A big thanks to Dan and Thomas for leading us this week!

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