makeLAB materials (both sections)

Jason Green and John Gill will be teaching the 2 sections of makeLAB this spring. Below is an email from them concerning your materials! (please click to read ALL of it.)

Make:Lab 2013

Professors John Gill and Jason Green

FOR THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS:  Bring 5 high quality color prints of paintings from history. You need to print the image, rather than just saving images on your laptop. 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.

A good place to start your research is the following website:

You can look up artist by genre, art movement, name, etc.  When you click on an artist it will bring you to their page.  At the top of the page click on the “List Artworks Chronologically” or “All Artworks by Alphabet”.  Then click on an artwork to go to the artwork page.  In small type under the image is a link that says “View All Sizes”.  Click on the largest available size to get the largest available image for printing.

There is also a selection of paintings from WikiPaintings on the blog:

You can find images of paintings in art books in the library.  These can be scanned and printed or you can make a color photocopy.  You may also scan and print slides that you find in the Visual Resources Collection in Scholes Library.

Image Resources at Scholes Library can be found here:

Paper and Cardboard
You will need a large collection of paper/newspaper and cardboard for your project.  You will         be able to find some while you are on campus but please bring some from home so you can         get started.  Two shopping bags of newspaper and six cardboard boxes would be good to         start with. Boxes can be broken down.

Please restock your tool kits with the supplies you had at the start of the year.

In addition, you will need to have the following tools and materials:

Tools and Materials:

•    Hot Glue Gun

•    2 Packages of Hot Glue Sticks

•    Cork Backed Ruler

•    Heavy Duty Utility/Matt Knife with Extra Blades

•    Xacto Knife or Olfa Knife with Blades

•    1/2” Blue Painters Tape

•    Scissors

•    Coping Saw

•    Four 2” Hand Spring Clamps

•    Small 3” Touch Up Paint Roller and Extra Rollers

•    1 Quart Covered Plastic Container

•    Large Tubes of Acrylic Paint
Such as:  Liquitex Basics 8.5 oz Tubes
You can find a list of the acrylic paints using the following link to Foundation Make: Lab             2013 on the Dick Blick website. Go to the Blick U Course List for Alfred University School             of Art and Design.  You may already have some of these in your kit.
Here is the direct link to the Blick U Foundation Make:Lab 2013 list:

•    3 Spools of White Heavy Duty Button & Carpet Thread or Upholstery Thread