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Final Reviews – what to bring

Observational Drawing:

A group:

-paper still life (choose best one)

-full value landscape

-full value + line box still life

-full value + line hallway perspective

-final project: exterior + interior diptych

B group

-paper still life ( choose best one)

-night drawing

-full value + line box still life

-full value + line hallway perspective drawing

-final project: exterior + interior dyptich

Experimental Drawing:

A group:


digital print

best block print (letter design)

B group:

choose either synesthesia OR Sol Lewitt drawing


digital print

best block print (letter design)

Studio Research:

Block A

-Must wear Red Vest

-Stacking a Claim documentation

-More Real than Real


-Choose two other examples of the best documentation from your blog

Block B

-Must wear Red Vest

-Stacking a Claim documentation

-1 min performance documentation


-Choose two other examples of the best documentation from your blog

Make Lab:

A Group

-In Situ You – Site and Costume

-Traveling sculpture

-Wall, Tall, Floor

(all through documentation)

B Group

-In Situ You – Site and Costume

-Make Small Big

-Cubic Foot of “Leaves”

-Group Sculpture with materials and size limits

(all through documentation)

Daily Practice Proposals

Your Daily Practice Proposal information is uploaded onto Canvas.  These are due Monday at 1pm, so that your faculty can have sometime to look over them individually. We will be discussing them in more detail in our Wednesday class.

Good homework for a 5-6 hour bus ride back from NYC.

Under the file directory you can find the PPT that Alejandro showed in class on Wednesday if you need extra inspiration.

ALSO if you are going on the NYC trip, please take 3 photos of artworks that you really responded to – aesthetically, conceptually or otherwise. And three that you didn’t like. These should also be uploaded to Canvas by Monday.


Tehching Hsieh (One Year Performance)

Amelie and Wednesday class homework


Hi all – a reminder for your homework for next Wednesday’s class. Please read the xerox handout given at the end of class. Alejandro is also going to make this available on Canvas.

Please finish Amelie. Its hard to find online, but Alejandro found a link here:

The only free link does not have subtitles. 
Here is where you can watch it.
You Tube $1.99
Get some friends together, make some popcorn and have a screening…
When you have finished the movie please fill out the worksheet that Alejandro is posting to Canvas.  It looks like this:
post-viewing assignment
Make a list of 20 things that you like and dislike.
What did you like/dislike about each of the characters? Why?
Pick your favorite scene of the movie a describe it.
Do you think you have an obsession like the painter (the “glass man”) did?
At the beginning of the film, Amelie is duped into thinking her camera causes accidents – like the car crash. 
After using your camera to document in the last intervention assignment- what special powers do you think your camera has?
Did you like watching the movie in French with English subtitles?
Identify some instances or scenes in the movie that correlate to the following words:

Reviews over! What happens next…


Congrats! You’ve all finished your reviews!

Now, we clean!

Tomorrow (THURSDAY) at 8:00 am we will meet in Cohen and get the Foundations Studios in tip top shape for our final show: In Plain Sight.

Wear your cleaning clothes and get ready to scrub and paint.  This is mandatory and we will be taking attendance!

On FRIDAY at 8:00 am we will bring in all the selected works for the final exhibition – if your review faculty did not specify what work they wanted you to bring please bring your final large photo portrait and a selection (1-2 other works) that you feel most proud of/best illustrates the progress and work over the past semester.

We will lay all these works out and you will, as a group, be in charge of curating and hanging your show!

FRIDAY eve we will have a “soft opening” for you all, from 5:30-7 where we will eat PIZZA, celebrate your last day of Foundations and hand out awards!

SATURDAY is your final show: In Plain Sight. Bring your family and friends and show off all the amazing work you have all been making this semester! We will have cheese plates and cookies and drinks, so dress up, bring a crew and congratulate yourself on an AWESOME YEAR!!!!!



Hi all – Below is a list of all the works you will need to bring for your final review next week. Please look over the schedule and see when you are supposed to come in. Remember to come in before your scheduled time to have work set up.

See Lab:

Angie and Will: Final books

Kathy V: Charcoal Drawing, Empty the Pen, Colored pencil drawing, digital print drawing

Fuse Lab:

Kat: Albers, color match painting, final photograph portrait (option to bring in background painting as well)

Lydia: Albers, color match painting, final photograph, aura portrait

Make Lab:

Chase and Morgan:

Block A: Small Fruit(s) <if they have more than one, Big Fruit (or 3 photos of it: 2 different angles and a close up)

Block B:  Paper Hat,  Thing that came out of the hat (or 3 photos of it: 2 different angles and a close up), Vase based on thing that came out of hat (or drawings of the vase)

John Gill:

Block A: documentation of Portrait (bust), constructed piece, coil pot

Block B: documentation of coil pot, portrait (bust)


Brett and Megan:

1. Curate the best one minute of audio from your coLab experience, and bring a means to listen to it (i.e. speaker, headphones, etc.),  2. A computer with your blog documenting the class.
Poster from group segment of the 24 hour takeover
One min recording—-from any sound element made during the course. It can be a clip from a specific project or a compilation from several projects.
(They will need to bring a device to play the sound to the review)