seeLAB is designed to expand upon the drawing experience in the fall semester which introduced students to basic observational and alternative drawing languages.
fuseLAB explores concepts of design and image-making, light and color. Students may consider communication and surface through exploration of the natural world and the built environment.
makeLAB This course is intended to develop a student’s knowledge of hand skills and craftsmanship through concept and material investigation, the use of tools and a consideration of three dimensional space.
coLAB provides an integrated art-making experience that builds on the research methods introduced in the fall. The emphasis will be on helping students translate their explorations into appropriate art forms that best communicate their concepts. Projects explore context in art-making and may facilitate engagement with physical and thematic communities with opportunities for collaboration and dialogue about co-production.
Please keep in mind that you must pass ALL four LABS to pass Foundations.
Before 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)
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.
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)
Profs. McMahon and Blomster have supplied the following link for easy ordering of your materials for their section of fuseLAB. All materials on list are required and colors cannot be substituted. Check to make sure you don’t already have some of the supplies listed before ordering everything, such as the ruler and compass. Note that this is for their section ONLY. Prof. Morgan will have other required materials (yet to come.)
When you return to Alfred, you will be taking four new studios called: seeLAB, makeLAB, fuseLAB, and coLAB. Each will require different materials and it’s best to pick those up before coming to Alfred. Faculty will be asking that I post the required materials here in the next few weeks. So please check back!