Senior Gavin Tougher is finishing up the Puppet Show videos and posting them on our Vimeo site in the coming week. You’ll be able to download them, embed them into your blogs and share them with friends! Here’s where to go: https://vimeo.com/user4756697/videos
Did you get it? Did it strike a cord with your present self? If so, please share your thoughts with me and I will share them here on the blog!
Now if you didn’t get one and wish you had… go to http://www.futureme.org/ and send a letter to yourself on your graduation day from Alfred in May 2016!
Be ready! Sophomores register on April 12th!
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/.
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.)
This Spring you will be taking fours workshops, each for 6 weeks called coLAB, seeLAB, makeLAB, and fuseLAB. You will take 2 different workshops each block. The class size will be smaller, since the Foundation class will be divided into 4 groups: A, B, C, D. We will be posting your group soon as well as the materials needed for each workshop. Please take note of the professor(s) teaching your workshop, as each may be asking for different items, even if the workshop title is the same.