Things to Do and See and Hear!

Today and Tonight and Tomorrow!

The Pottery Show: An exhibition and sale of work created in the Junior Pottery 1 class
Date: Dec 5-6
Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: Alumni Lounge, 2nd floor of Powell Campus Center

5pm Alfred State: Graphic Artist Lecture:  Ellen Lupton is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. An author of numerous books and articles on design, she is a public-minded critic, frequent lecturer, and AIGA Gold Medalist.

Dance Show Case:  Presenting AU Dance Program’s faculty and students’ creative work, and compositions from independent choreographers. CD Smith Theater

Friday: Junior Pots in Powell, and another chance to see the Dance Show Case!

4:30pm: Camp Fire and !Burn!  on the brick lawn! Plus S’mores!

7:00pm-9:00pm: Turner Gallery: Clay Collective annual Auction! Your make lab professor John Gill is the MC!


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)

Advising Wednesday

Hello Class!

Tomorrow we will be meeting with you individually to go over your registration plans for next semester. Angie, Kat, Sara and Dale will meet you in the Harder Hall Experimental Drawing Studio. Please check the attached schedule for your name and assigned meeting time. Please remember to bring the registration worksheet you received last week. NO WORKSHEET/ REGISTRATION PLAN NO PIN NUMBER!


Fall Break

Dear Students — Congratulations on successfully completing the first part of the fall semester! I trust that all of you will find a way to relax and recharge over the next 4 days in order to return and begin anew. There was a great deal of impressive work that came out of all classes — pattern making, investigation of materials, learning about your surrounding community and connecting eye to hand as you worked on translating the visual world onto paper.

As mentioned earlier in the week, upon return to campus we will be using the 3 remaining days of class next week to engage in a group workshop. This means that the entire foundations class will be working on various experiments together we will not be breaking into our A and B groups right away.

We will be focusing on using photography to explore objects. Your homework for the weekend is to do the following:

  • Find and collect a series of 5 everyday objects. You can either collect 5 different everyday objects or a set of similar everyday objects. These objects will be altered in some way for our project so select objects that are not inherently precious to you
  • We are planning to use the cameras on your phones but if you have access to a good point and shoot or DSLR camera + tripod please consider bringing these tools back with you.

You will be working in small groups of 5. You may form your groups over the weekend or there will be time when you arrive back to campus.


Until we meet again be well, eat great food and connect with friends and family!