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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)

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: