Category Archives: Materials + Tools

Art Materials!

Yep!  You’ll need materials for your classes this fall.

First check out the Material Archive post….and get started collecting! Then look at the required materials list for your ‘art kit’. You can choose to assemble these materials yourself, or take advantage of the convenience and savings of having the AU Bookstore do it for you. The Art Kit can be purchased online at the AU Bookstore. (To do this, go directly to the bookstore http://alfred.bncollege.com/ or click on ‘text’ while in BannerWeb!

So what is in the Art Kit?

Tool + Material Kits 2015 – 2016

The Alfred University School of Art + Design Foundations Program requires that you purchase the following list of supplies. For convenience, the bookstore offers the kit at a discounted price, but if you already have many of these items, you are welcome to assemble the materials yourself. In addition, please read the Technology Guide for additional requirements including a computer, camera and other materials.

Drawing Pencils: 2 Ebony Pencils, 2 medium HB, 1 4H hard pencil, 2- 9B graphite
Compressed Charcoal 4 pack
Vine charcoal  (25 pack) Buy a good quality brand like Bob’s Fine Vine or Grumbacher
9B Graphite Stick
24pk of colored pencils
2 Bulldog Clips
Erasers: 2 kneaded, one white
Acrylic Paint: white, black, cad red med, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, pthalo blue, cadmium, cadmium yellow (please purchase artist grade paint)
An assorted pack of 7 brushes can be flat and round, should be soft, water color type of varying sizes
1 Bamboo Brush
3 Wide cheap wooden utility brush (2 – 3 inches)
X-Acto Knife with cap (#2)
X-Acto Blades (#2)
Box of Pushpins (100 pieces)
Pack of Assorted Sewing Needles
Seam Ripper
Spool of Thread (Black)
Compass (with extension)
Bottle of Sumi ink
Olfa knife model A   (not X-acto)
Olfa blades 10 pk
18 x 24 self healing cutting mat
pencil sharpener
safety glasses
heavy duty work gloves
Blue painters tape
scissors
18” Metal Ruler with cork back
Hot Glue Gun, 50 pack Glue sticks

UHU glue stick
Sobo Glue
1 25-sheet package of 8 1/2 x 11 glossy photo paper
1 Flash Drive

Masonite Drawing Board approx. 22 x 30 inches ( can be slightly larger)

Thanks to PropMedic on deviant art for the image! ( See at http://propmedic.deviantart.com/art/TF2-Papercraft-RED-Toolbox-77759668)

Spring Materials Needed!

Here are a couple things that faculty would like you to gather to bring with you for the first week of class.

coLAB

  1. Please choose the most valuable object that you have that can be given away.
  2. Find a 3 x 5 inch index card (or nicely cut a piece of paper that size)
  3. Neatly write why the object is valuable on the card.
  4. Wrap it as beautifully as you can. Include a bow or ribbon.
  5. All details are important.
  6. Bring it to the first day of coLAB.

For this class you will also need your computer, a digital camera, and your wits.

fuseLAB

  1. A digital camera, preferably a digital point & shoot, or a quality camera on a phone.
  2. A selection of 20 objects that are of:
  • varying transparency ( i.e. fabric, lace, paper, plastic bottles, glass etc.…)
  • varying shapes /sizes no larger than 1ft sq. ( i.e. string, rocks, plants, hardware etc.)
  1.  A selection of 35 mm photographic slides. Can be found in your grandparents basement, junk shops or on ebay. Please bring back a minimum of 20 slides. 35mmSlide
  2. A sharp pair of scissors
  3. Notebook
  4. A new thumb drive, at least 32 GB
  5. 1 pack 25 sheets of Multigrade, glossy, black and white photo paper.  Any brand.  This paper is available for sale at the Alfred University Bookstore.

seeLAB

Bring a variety of small to medium-sized personal objects that you would feel comfortable working from in the studio. And if you have them, some colored pencils.

makeLAB

Please read the following link for the full assignment and the needed materials.

http://makelab2015.blogspot.com/p/tools-and-materials.html

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

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

B Block Materials!

rainbowBefore you settle in to Spring Break, take a moment to review and gather the materials you will need for your next workshops. Check the info posted in the beginning of the semester if you need a reminder as to what section you are in!

(See separate posts for the makeLAB and coLAB)

seeLAB (Ted+Andrew)

For Profs. Ted and Andrew’s section of seeLAB you will need to refill your KIT! Please make sure to have all the listed items. Wondering what is in the kit? Click here ART KIT.

seeLAB (Kathy)

“I would like each student to bring back a one square foot box of objects that they have collected: organic, man made, fabric etc. These objects will be destroyed so nothing valuable. We will be using these objects for the length of the work shop so PLEASE make good decisions.”
—-Prof. Vadja

FuseLAB (both sections)

Please bring the following back from break. Note that some of these materials are already part of the materials you need to replenish in your art kit or may cross over with other course lists.

  • 1 set of acrylic paints (5-10 colors?)
  • 1 set of paint brushes
  • 4 packs of hot glue sticks
  • 1 glue gun
  • 1 box cutter+1 set of blades
  • 1 xacto knife+2 sets of blades
  • 1 pack of 100 sheets inkjet photo paper
  • sketch book
  • 10 rolls of masking tape

This LAB class will explore issues of photographic images and the construction of a reality as it applies to those images.  To that end students in this class will be engaging in the production of photographic images and the construction of the subject matter to be photographed.  In addition to the above listed materials we ask that you bring the following back with you to campus:

  • 5 photographs from home: choose portraits of yourself, family members, friends.  Try to choose images that span a length of time, i.e. some historical photos, some contemporary photos.  If you feel uncomfortable bringing in the original a good quality reproduction is acceptable.
  • A camera – can be any of the following: Point and shoot digital, Digital SLR, iPhone (or any cell phone with a good quality camera).
  • USB download cable
  • Magazines for collaging
  • Fabric for making sets ( can be any scrap fabric, old clothes etc you have at home)