Daily Archives: September 11, 2018

Wednesday Class

A reminder that we will be meeting at our usual Wednesday class time of 9 am in Nevins Campus Theater. We will be having our first Wednesday class with Alejandro; he has requested that you bring a notebook/ sketchbook and either a pen or pencil to write with.

see you in the morning!


Foundations + NYC = ART!!!


As mentioned last week during Wednesday class we are taking an overnight trip to New York City. This is scheduled for the weekend of September 29th. We will be leaving early, early Saturday morning and returning late, late Sunday evening. We will be traveling on 2 large motor coaches to the city and you will be staying together in a hostel near Central Park on Saturday night. The cost of the trip is part of your Foundations Lab fee. This covers transportation and hostel + admission to 1 museum. You will be responsible for food, subway fare etc.

This is an annual trip that Foundations takes and is a great way to see contemporary art as well as to experience life outside of the village of Alfred.

While we expect full participation in this field trip the faculty are aware of the fact that some of you have other obligations during the weekend. If this is the case please contact Angie by the end of this week before Friday, September 15th to let her know you will not be going on the field trip

Drawing: Observational Homework

Hello B Group — the following is the homework you were given at the end of class today. It is due at the beginning of class on Monday.

Night Landscape Drawing:

Materials: 1 sheet of 22 x 30 Stonehenge drawing paper ( I have left out paper in the studio for your use)


Make a drawing of a night time landscape. This drawing should encompass all of the exercises we have done in class over the past 2 weeks in which you have learned about incorporating a wide range of values from white to black. Please take time to scout out locations and to do thumbnail sketches before committing to a location for the homework. Since we have not yet tackled architecture I suggest that you concentrate on open landscape. You are asked to do a night time drawing so that you are challenged to view, translate and then describe, through your knowledge of the value scale, a scene that is mostly dark values as opposed to light values during the daytime. Remember to work from general to specific detail.