Monthly Archives: April 2017

CONGRATS! and Show Clean-up!

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Congrats again on a wonderful show! It was a huge success – people loved it!!!

Today it needs to come down so we can let the seniors take over for their senior shows. I highly recommend going in and photographing your work while it is installed.

Any work that you leave out will be thrown out. Please do not make Sara or I or any of the seniors do your job for you!

John Gill and Liisa need groups A and C to come and help video and dismantle the sculpture installation today. They are expecting you at 1pm. Again, do not make John do all the work himself!  Take some photographs and take out some finals week frustration on your paper mache!


TONIGHT- soft opening and PIZZA party!!



Remember we are meeting at Cohen around 3:30 for our “soft opening” Awards will begin at 4:30.  We will have pizza!

And at 7 please go to the orchestra concert at Miller!


For Tomorrow- FRIDAY

Show is looking great, y’all! We still need to hang some work, move things around and clean clean clean.  Our maintenance staff is going to be coming around and doing the floors soon – so all work and bags and art kits, etc need to be off the floor.

FOR TOMORROW we will meet in Cohen again to do some finishing touches and begin lighting the work.  Andrew is working on videos and we will need help setting all of that up.

Many of you were missing this morning and were late. Tomorrow is our last class together so please make it count – be there on time and make a great last impression.

We will also have our “soft opening” tomorrow in the Cohen studios at 3:30.  We will be celebrating the show together as a class and handing out some awards!

See you all tomorrow!


Final days of Foundations!

This weekend you need to gather and remove your art work from the studio spaces. With the exception of a few installation pieces that will remain in place for the opening.

Reviews will be in both Cohen and Harder-

We have some installations in both spaces that will remain during the reviews. **Harder: MakeLab, and FuseLab with AO- CoLab back wall. Cohen: Colab upstairs wall and SeeLab taped wall **This is the only work that should remain installed in the studio spaces during reviews. Everything else should be cleared out, unless you have permission from your instructor to leave it up during reviews.

Week Overview: *Details Below

  • April 24th 8:00am-11:00am Reviews
  • April 25th 8:00am-11:00am Reviews
  • April 26th 9:00am- 11:00am Studio set-up, draft exhibition outline
  • April 27th 8:00am- 11:00am Install
  • April 28th 8:00am-11:00am Install
  • April 28th 3:30pm-6:00pm Foundation Celebration
  • April 29th 2:00pm-5:00pm Foundations Opening
  • April 30th Clean, Clean, Clean
  • May 1st Clean, Paint, removal of all artwork


*April 24 &25 8:00am-11:00am Final Foundations Critique

The link below will give you a list of all the materials you need in preparation for your final foundations critique:       ReviewFoundationsFinalCrit

Your critique date, location and group are listed on the spreadsheet link below: This will also be posted in Harder and Cohen: FF studio last week sch

  • April 26 8:00am- 11:00am
    • Clean Studios, repair and paint walls
    • Work as a group to layout the exhibition spaces
  • April 27th 8:00am-11:00am
    • Install
  • April 28th 8:00am-11:00am
    • Install
  • April 28th:3:30pm-6:30pm Foundation Celebration
    • Let’s celebrate the end of the year!
  • April 29th: Foundations open studio 2:00pm-5:00pm
    • Open to all friends and family
  • April 30th-Collect all artwork and materials:
    • Use this day as an opportunity to gather, carefully remove and pack your artwork.
  • May 1st Clean!!!  
    • All artwork must be removed from studios!! Everyone is charged with helping to clean! Anything left in the studio on May 1st risks being thrown away and lost forever!

NEXT WEEK (Last week) :(

Things to come:

Monday and Tuesday (24th-25th) – you will be schedule for a 20 minute final review with 2-3 faculty. This will be exactly like what we did in the Fall, but with all new work and new faculty to speak with. We will post the schedule shortly and what work you are responsible for bringing.

Wednesday – CLEANING DAY. All work (unless otherwise state) will need to be removed from the studios because we will be doing an ALL-OUT cleaning fest – scrubbing, spackling, painting…

Thursday – You will bring in a selection of your best work from THIS semester.  As a group (or smaller groups) you will work together to curate and hang your final show. The Thursday/Friday faculty will be there to assist you.

Friday – finishing touches.   Friday late afternoon we will have a “soft opening” with just you guys and hand out some awards for outstanding examples of making, thinking, doing, collaborating.

Saturday – 2-5 is the opening. Bring your friends, family, strangers, faculty… Get dressed up and be ready to show off all that awesome work you guys made.


Wednesday class tomorrow

Everyone is expected to be there – we would like to use the beginning to make some important announcements about next week.  Also – this is a good opportunity to start clearing out some of your work from Myle’s class and Sarah and Megan’s class.

And (as stated below in previous post) this is an official casting party for our CoLab “penpals”. Those currently in CoLab will be doing their duet castings and for those who would like to re cast theirs – this is a good opportunity to do so. For those others – it would be amazing to have your plaster and alginate expertise and help. Remember its called “colab” for a reason and no good deeds are left unseen.

See you tomorrow.


This Wednesday 4/19 meet in the Cohen studio 9:00AM to complete or repair any CoLab molds.
For students in CoLab block B Mold Making Assignment:

  • Each Pen Pal team will make two distinctly separate molds that will connect in some manner. These gestures should be discussed and agreed upon before class on Wednesday. Come prepared to make!

    For those that would like to repair or alter their castings from last block come with a clear idea on the object(s) needs. It is helpful to have drawings to organize ideas and communicate so that we can help expedite the completion of your molds.

Remember to bring all your post cards

I’m very excited to see these body parts installed for your end of the year show!


Hi all – we are beginning the cleaning process! At this point I would think about documenting your work and keeping it in safe spaces. We will be looking at most of it for your final reviews and will be showing it for the final Foundations show at the end of the month.

Myles has a pile of monoprints from last block in the Cohen basement studios. These should be claimed soon or will be thrown away.  And make sure all work is off the floor, as the maintenance staff will be going through Harder with the floor machine soon.


Dance – next semester’s offerings

In case you missed it – here are some dance offerings for the Fall!fase-four-movements-steve-reich_0.jpg(Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker)

Jazz 1: T/H 11:20 am. A dance technique course focusing on the development of jazz vocabulary. Be ready to dance!
Modern 1: T/H 1 pm. A dance technique course focusing on the development of technical and expressive modern vocabulary. Be ready to dance!
New and Existing Repertory M/W 7 pm. In this course you will learn two dances, one of historic significance, and the other a contemporary work. Focuses are on the rehearsal and performance process, and historical connections to choreography.
Improvisation/Composition 1: M/W 11:20 am.  This course is the foundation of dance-making. Students learn basic skills of making work and form by creating a solo piece.
Special Topics: Costume Design for Dance: T 5:10 pm. You will develop costumes for a piece in AU Dance Theater dance by working with a choreographer and the costume shop.
 Fundamentals of Dance. Several sections. I am assuming you have taken this, but maybe you have not. Consider this if nothing else works.
Also, stay tuned in the fall for the audition call for AU Dance Theater!


Hi all,

I know there are a lot of broken hearts out there because Print media filled up FAST. I have been told that there will be 2 sections of print media in the Spring. SO, if you did not get into print for the fall semester, there will be plenty of room in the Spring.


Lucas Blalock Lecture – Friday the 7th

Brooklyn-based photographer, Lucas Blalock, will be lecturing about his work this Friday! His work is strange and funny and weird (see below) and check this great Art 21 video of him talking about his subjects and process

Deets:   This Friday (the 7th) at 4:30 pm in Nevins Theater

I (KAT) am offering EXTRA CREDIT for those who attend and write a 1-2 page response of his work. 

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Tomorrow -NEVINS 9:00

We will be hosting a faculty member from each of the divisions: Ceramic Arts, Drawing, Painting and Photography, Expanded Media, and Sculpture and Dimensional Studies.

They will introduce each of their areas, faculty and Sophomore studios and get you more prepared for registrations soon!

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Also a reminder I am holding “office hours” at the Jet today from 2:30-4 if you want to stop by to chat.