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Required materials for the FIRST WEEK PROJECT?

  • Slide05At least one printed photograph of you (somewhere between hand and head size works nicely). You may use more if you’d like.

  • An object(s) of personal significance that can be photographed (basketball size or smaller)

    Please be prepared to explain why you brought those particular images and objects. In both cases the more meaningful the image or object is to you, the better the story.

A Note from Lou Krueger and WHAT to BRING for the FIRST WEEK!

Hi, my name is Lou Krueger, I’m a photographer, an instructor, and I’ll be leading your First Week Experience. The FWE gives you a chance to get to know each other and Alfred as well as this year…learn lots about experimental cameras!blog-diorama-w-camera2

Our technical goal for the week is not a simple one. You will build 45 wooden cameras (there are 90 of you in the group, you’ll work in pairs); expose 4×5 black and white paper negatives in your cameras; process them in the darkroom; scan and print these images digitally; exhibit your work on Friday, August 29.

That’s the easy goal, and the other one, the difficult one? I want you to manage all of the aforementioned camera-building and image-making within the context of self-reflection. As you begin to carve out the early stages of your artistic/personal identity, I’d like to know who you are? Why you’ve chosen art? What do you believe (about anything!)? What really matters? Your definition for success? The list endless… but we have to begin somewhere so we’ll begin here

Image, Object and Identity

As part of my artist’s statement I include the words: “I believe in the power of stories. I am a storyteller.” With that in mind I want you to begin to tell your story. If I asked you to write your story in 100 words what would you say? Who are you, what’s your story? What do you want people to know about you and ten years from now what would you like your story to be. Therefore, in order to give you a place to start with your cameras I ask that you bring the following items with you to campus:

  1. At least one printed photograph of you (somewhere between hand and head size works nicely). You may use more if you’d like.
  2. An object(s) of personal significance that can be photographed (basketball size or smaller)

Please be prepared to explain why you brought those particular images and objects. In both cases the more meaningful the image or object is to you, the better the story.

Learn to tell a good story.

We begin, August 24 at 8:00 AM….

I’ll see you then.

Lou

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 2020-2021

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.

  • At least 2 re-usable cloth face masks
  • 2 bottles of hand sanitizer ( at least 8 oz each)
  • Drawing Pencils: 2 medium 4B, 1 4H Hard
  • 2 Ebony Pencils
  • 2 9-B graphite sticks
  • Oil pastels 1 pack of 24
  • Conte crayons (4 pack-multi color)
  • 2 Bulldog clips
  • Erasers: 2 kneaded, 1 white
  • Gouache
  • watercolor paper pad
  • Rectangular Plastic Palette for use with Gouache
  • An assorted pack of 7 brushes. Try to get a variety of flat and round brushes and a variety of hair types eg, soft water color, bristle etc.
  • 1 bamboo brush size 6
  • Box cutter or Utility knife
  • Small cutting mat   (12”x18”)
  • X-acto knife with extra blades ( size #2 blades)
  • Bottle of India ink ( at least 4 oz)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • 2 rolls of blue painters tape ( 3/4 inch – 1 inch size)
  • Scissors
  • 18 inch cork backed metal ruler
  • Hot glue gun with a pack of extra glue sticks
  • UHU glue stick
  • 1 flash drive ( at least 16GB)
  • 2 Disposable quart containers for water ( for use with wet media)
  • Sketch book, at least 8 1/2 x 11 size ( try to get one that is side spiral bound so it can lay flat)
  • Double-sided scotch tape
  • Masonite drawing board large enough to fit a 22 x 30 inch sheet of paper
  • 18”x24”Pad of paper

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

Questions for YOU!

1. Did you register?

2. Do you have at least 12 credits and not more than 18?

3. Did you sign up for at least one Art History AND an Art History Lab for each section? (Also make sure that you are not taking more than ONE during the same block!)

4. Do you know what writing course you should take?  (If not, see the registration post to learn how your test scores help determine this.)

5. Did you get all your technology, materials, and book?

Check over your schedule! It’s important to have this all finished before you arrive.

See you soon!

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)

makeLAB (both sections)

makeLAB 2013

THIS LIST AND ASSIGNMENT IS FOR BOTH makeLAB SECTIONS
Professors John Gill and Jason Green

FOR THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS:  Bring 10 high quality color prints of paintings from history. You need to print the image, rather than just saving images on your laptop.   For the best color reproduction, print the images on glossy paper.Try to find paintings you think show DEPTH.  The images should clear and be as large as you can find, 8.5×11 would be ideal.  Spend some time looking at and finding paintings by different artists, from different time periods and from different art movements.

Along with your 10 Printed Images, also bring the following tools and materials to the first class meeting: Continue reading

coLAB (both sections)

coLABlogoHello! For your coLAB workshops this spring we are asking that you do a small homework and bring back some materials. This is for all sections of the course. See below!

Homework: (listen to stories, write a story)
We are going to working on reading, writing and telling stories. What is a good story? How do you tell a good story? Take some time and listen to some great stories told live. One of the best places to start is the MOTH, True Stories Told Live. They can be found here: http://themoth.org/.

Many of you are also fans of This American Life, Story Corps, or Radio Diaries. Or maybe you like to laugh, here’s a nice little collection of comedians telling stories… at LaughSPIN.

I laughed out loud at the one about Taylor Dane…

Bring to the first day of the BEST story that you heard from listening to the above podcasts and the BEST story that you can write and tell that is based on a REAL situation. These can be serious, funny, odd or simply show the nature of people and places. The story you write does not have to be taken from your life, but it should be based on a TRUE story. So if you don’t have a good story to share, then you’ll need to ask others to share one with you! Maybe set up your own MOTH storytelling evening!

Materials:                                                                                                                                               At least 2 yds. of fabric, fur or leather.
Funky used clothes, with interesting patterns, hats, children’s jeans, button-up shirts or coats.
A few pieces of foam, cardboard rolls, or other durable materials to build upon                           Thread, cord, embellishments
Needles, fabric glue, good fabric scissors
OPTIONAL Sewing machine (if you have one and want to bring along. There will be some available.)

seeLAB (with Vadja only)

“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

A Message from REPO

Salutations from REPO!
Join us…for the first meeting and clean out!

When: Today, Tuesday AUG 28th, 1pm to 6pm (clean out) 4 pm (meeting)
Where: Repo, the storage container located next to the outdoor kilns and lower Harder parking lot
What: An official Repo meeting will take place at 4:00 pm outside the container during the clean up, where we will be discussing future plans for Repo. If you cannot attend shoot us an e-mail expressing your ideas or interest at repo@alfred.edu
Why: Come on down to score free materials, say your two cents, and lend a much needed hand for the old girl’s beginning semester cleaning. Layers of undocumented materials will be unearthed for the first time! Be there to take part in the miracle!
Contact: REPO,  repo@alfred.edu or  http://repo.alfred.edu/.

Thanks to Timefortea3 for the image. Check out more: http://www.flickr.com/photos/timefortea3/sets/72157622155428698/with/4607498713/.

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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PS. Check out http://www.greenecoservices.com/top-20-ways-to-reuse-old-suitcases/, a fabulous blog that shows the top 20 ways to reuse old suitcases!

This in from FUSElab!

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.)

http://www.dickblick.com/lists/blicku/TD26GPH4EAE5I/publicview/