Category Archives: FALL2015

So after Thanksgiving? REVIEWS!

Andy Warhol said that everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame. Next week you will have 15 minutes to share your semester work with a group of faculty— and while you may not be famous for it in the end, you certainly will have the limelight.

All reviews will be held in Cohen Studios. Please show up 15 minutes early to set up your portfolio in the area you are assigned. Take time setting up to present your work in the best possible way. This may mean that you must fix, retouch or cleanup artworks.

Reviews are are important, required of all students, and will not be rescheduled. See other post for your assigned time. Below is listed what faculty would like you to bring from their class.

Faculty: Kathy, Kat
Your best search line drawing, your best smoke drawing (using the side of charcoal to bring up values), your scratchboard and night drawing, and your final 4 drawings.
Faculty: Barbara, Kevin, John
Chicken Wire/Photoshop project
360 Drawing/Painting project

For A Block, please also bring digital files for Image Fractals project and

Architectural Painting

STUDIO research (the line)
Faculty: Brett, Michelle
Bring your final project or documentation of it. Documentation should be one image to a 81/2 x 11 sheet of photo paper and show close ups and the work in context. Please bring a laptop computer to share  your blog.
Faculty: Angie, Jason
Students may bring actual projects or good documentation.
A group:
Project #3:  Closed Structure
Project #5: Hybrid Form
B group:
Project #1: Found material transformation (choose the best of 2)
Project #2: Paper transformation

Wednesday ADVISING!

2013-03-01-Sage-adviceThis Wednesday you will be meeting with either Michelle, Angie or Kat for spring course advising.  We will be meeting you in the Harder Hall Studio. Please bring a typed or neatly handwritten schedule that shows what courses you will have completed by the end of this semester and your proposed schedule for next semester.
Please note the schedule below:

9:00 – 9:30      Students in A Group with last names A – J
9:30 – 10:00    Students in A Group with last names K – Z

10:00 – 10:30  Students in B Group with last names A – K
10:30 – 11:00  Students in B Group with last names L – Z


Michelle, Angie and Kat

Studio: MAKE Home Work Message for B Group

B Group Homework/ Research
Studio: Make
Due: Thursday September 3rd

Hello B Group!

Professor Green and I have an ambitious first project planned for you. In preparation for our class on Thursday we would like you to gather the following:

200 items

These 200 items are the raw materials for your upcoming project. To help you collect these items we have compiled a list of words that you can use as a guide while you are brainstorming and searching for your materials.

linear fuzzy smooth angular asymmetric
bent bulbous chunky concave corrugated
curly flat forked pointy solid
hollow coiled abrasive barbed bouncy
bushy bumpy dehydrated ductile elastic
encrusted fluffy grooved hairy inflated
jagged knitted layered ribbed rough
sharp sleek spikey swollen thin
transparent woven withered broken bent
dull shiny tough fragile small
polished colorful frayed dense porous

As you are accumulate these 200 items please keep the following in mind:

Collecting materials that represent breadth and variety are key to a successful beginning!

– bring in multiples or a quantity of a certain kind of material ie. A bag of marbles, a ball
of yarn

– dumpster dive, bring in found materials and scavenge around campus and the village of
Alfred. REPO is a great resource as is the Op Shop ( thrift shop located in the parish house
of the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Alfred. They are open on Tuesday afternoons)
– bring in materials of varying sizes


– bring in 200 of the same item and assume that you have fulfilled the homework assignment.
i.e a box of 200 toothpicks.
– bring perishable items such as food, bodily fluids or natural materials that will quickly

** All materials will be permanently altered. Do not bring in items of sentimental value that you do not wish to be damaged.