Category Archives: SPRING 2012

While at home be on the look out for BOXES!

For your coLAB course, you will need to bring back one or more containers. Select something that is:

1. Rigid. It should be made of wood, plastic or similar materials. (no cardboard!)

2. Closes. It has an inside and an outside.

3. Can be altered, taken apart or adapted. Avoid something that you want to leave ‘as is’.

4. At least one foot long in one direction, but can be larger!

5. It should be interesting, unusual, or distinctive and something you LIKE.

6. It should NOT be new. This should be purchased at a thrift store or garage sale or found in your parents basement! Please do not purchase a new box at a craft store!

You will need this on the FIRST day of class! You may want to bring a couple so you have choices!

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This from Prof. Vadja!

Group A:

Students should fill at a minimum, a one cubic foot box with objects from home. I use the word “home” in the most general sense. A place or an area that you associate with as being where you and your family are from. Objects from your house and the surrounding area. Half the objects can be things you care about and the other half you need to be willing to permanently alter or destroy. MAKE GOOD DECISIONS!

Please consider the following:

Appearance: Color, texture, shape, scale, form

Man made (symmetrical) or from nature (organic)

Seed pods, plants, fungi

Photos or printed material

Soft objects and hard objects

Make sure you have an extensive variety objects!

Artist Materials: charcoal, charcoal pencils, erasers, masking tape, drawing boards

Next WEEK: Amara Geffen and Darren Miller!

Next Wednesday at 9am,  we will welcome visiting artists Amara Geffen and Darren Miller.
Both are faculty members at Alleghany College in Meadville, PA and Darren graduated from Alfred in 1995. Their talk is titled: Art/Life, and will talk about studio practice, activism, and collaboration. Click to learn a little more about our visitors. Continue reading