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Fuse week – COLOR time!

This week we are looking at (and looking for) color! Much needed on these gray spring days…

Assignment 1: Color Wheel Scavenger Hunt:

  • Using the Color Wheel as your guide, find examples of the 12 colors (primary, secondary, tertiary) in your current environment/domestic space. This could be objects, food items, plants, clothing, etc. Be creative!
  • Document using your phone and upload to the blog. Find at least 3 examples of each color (36 images total) – you should be able to organize these as a grid in WordPress.


(Red, Red-Orange, Orange, Yellow-Orange, Yellow, Yellow-Green, Green, Blue-Green, Blue, Blue-Violet, Violet, Red-Violet)

Assignment 2: Colors Organized Neatly

  1. Monochrome

  • choose 1 hue (color) from the color wheel. Find examples of that color in your environment – household objects, plants, images, clothes, food items, toys, etc.
  • Arrange these into an interesting composition inspired from Things Organized Neatly (check out the blog or their Instagram)

also the artist Portia Munson makes some amazing color installations!

  • Photograph (with your phone or camera) and upload to the blog*


  1. Full spectrum

  • Do another arranged object installation (in the style of Things Organized Neatly) with examples of all 12 colors from the spectrum
  • Photograph and upload to the blog*

*Remember documentation is key! Choose an appropriate background, consider lighting, arrangement, cropping, etc!!!


COLOR RESEARCH! You have each been assigned a color and artist. Find yours HERE

Assignment 3: Color Research

  • Research the history and any interesting facts about your assigned color. Each of these colors have interesting histories/origins/applications
  • Find 3-5 examples of your color (this can be from your own environment and/or the internet.
  • Upload to your blog


Assignment 4: Artist Research

  • You have also been assigned an artist who uses color in interesting ways.
  • Research a bit about your assigned artist. Write a brief paragraph about how the artist uses color in their work. What colors are they using? How do the colors contribute to the mood of their works? Are the colors specific to a culture/environment? How is the artist sourcing their color? Is it paint, light, fabric, natural, synthetic? What are your thoughts on their work/color palette?
  • Include 3-5 examples of the artists work along with your writing on the blog.


 If you need some good listening while you arrange colors, we recommend:

 Radiolab episode “COLOR”





Friday Reminder!

In case you missed the email –

We are meeting at our regular 8:20 time tomorrow.  Groups A and B will bring the work they will be showing over to Harder.

Groups C and D will bring their work to Cohen.

See you then!


CLEAN UP – Thursday

Congrats on finishing your final reviews!

Now we clean.   Tomorrow (Thursday) We are meeting at 8:20 in the Cohen Barn to clean and paint.  Dress appropriately. Your attendance tomorrow is mandatory. Don’t miss!


List of works for final reviews

Hi students,
Below is a list of each of the works you are responsible for having present for your reviews. Be mindful of which group you are in.



Group C:

1. How to Zine

2. Letter to Administrator (documentation)

3. Final sub corp video

4. Sub Corp Silk Screen

Group B:

1. How to Video

2. Documentation from sub corp community engagement

3. Sub Corp Silk Screen

4. Choose one Letter you sent during CoLab (documentation)


D group:

1. Final video

2. Final double interview project

3. 10-12 question cards

A group:

1. Final audio

2. final video



(both groups)

1. Albers

2. Color match compositions

3. Final Portrait


(both groups)

1. Color gradient (optional)

2. Albers

3. Color match compositions

4. Final portrait



C group:

Choose the best 3 from:

  • 2 Multiple contour/cross-contour drawings (you can choose the best of these or the pair)
  • Small ink collage OR its corresponding drawing
  • Still life
  • Final

B group:

 Choose the best 3 from:

  • 2 Multiple contour/cross-contour drawings (you can choose the best of these or the pair)
  • Glass drawing
  • Small collage
  • Final


(both groups)

1. woodblock and glass prints

2. best 2 Marky Mark drawings (one color one black and white)

3. best 2 Sol LeWitt instructional drawings

4. finished pieces from SEELab



(both groups)

3 images of documentation of final ceramic/fiber piece

John Gill:

(both groups)

1 ceramic piece of your choice (actual object or documentation)

Accepting nominations for student awards!

Please email me ( with your nominations for the following categories:

Leader of the Pack — Awarded to the student who most clearly embodies the Foundations spirit of ingenuity, positivity and collaboration.

Clark Kent  (Hidden in Plain Sight) — Awarded to the student who is a deeply engaged artist on the inside but on the outside looks like a non-artist, blending in with the crowd.

Fashion Killa — Awarded to the student who has brought their A game to the studio without sacrificing sartorial verve.


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)

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)