Tag Archives: materials

Happy New Year, Happy New Semester!

When you return to Alfred, you will be taking four new studios called: seeLAB, makeLAB, fuseLAB, and coLAB. Each will require different materials and it’s best to pick those up before coming to Alfred. Faculty will be asking that I post the required materials here in the next few weeks. So please check back!

Next Wednesday: Pin Hole Cameras!

Just a reminder, next Wednesday we will be learning more about pin-hole photography. Make sure you come to class with a camera and lens material, we’ll help you assemble it and supply the paper! Remember that a camera is simply a light-tight box or object and that the lens material is a piece cut from a pop or soda can.

Thanks to Make: zine for the pix. For more about the Pinenut Pinhole camera go to: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/03/pinenut_pinhole_camera.html

Welcome Back!

We hope that you have all had a restful break, re-connected with family and friends — perhaps even missing your new home in Alfred? We are busily planning the spring semester and have some important information to share with you.

You have all been divided into new groups for the spring semester.  There are 4 groups ( A, B, C, D). The spring semester is organized differently from the Fall in that you will be engaged in 4, six-week long workshops. These workshops build on many of the themes and skills that you have built last semester and introduce new ways of working.

They are: Drawing, Color, Systems and Time.  Each group will be assigned to 2 workshops during A block and 2 workshops during B block.  These workshops will run during our normal Foundations class time from 8-11 am. Classes will be held int he following studios: Drawing: Cohen Studio main floor, Color: Cohen studio basement, Time: Harder Hall Studio, Systems: Harder Hall Studio.

Below you’ll find the Group List, that shows which group you belong to and the second one shows your group’s workshop schedule.

We’ve already posted material lists requested by each professor on this blog. Please make sure that you buy the materials for the specific section you are assigned to. Use the name of the professor to know which section. Two sections, Systems and Color, are using the same materials list. Please have all materials purchased before arriving back to school as you all know how hard it is to find them near Alfred.

We look forward to seeing all of you soon!  Don’t forget to check your Alfred email when you return to campus for any late breakin’ news.
– Michelle and Angie

All students, please refill Tool Box!

Here’s the original list of materials… please make sure that you replenish your toolbox before returning to Alfred!

Foundation Material + Tool List

o Acrylic Paint: Large tubes: Titanium white, black, cadmium red medium, alizarin crimson, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, pthalo blue, hansa yellow light, yellow ochre/oxide.

o 1 set of drawing pencils min. 6 (assortment of H and B pencils)
o 1 set of pencil crayons min. 12 color set.
o 1 set of oil pastels min. 24 color set
o 5 packages of vine charcoal
o 5 packages of compressed charcoal
o Conte Crayons: white, gray, black and sanguine (min. 2 sticks each)
o Graphite sticks: 6B and 9B
o Erasers: kneaded, pink gum, white rubber erasers (min. 1 each)
o 2 rolls of drafting tape
o 2-4 large bulldog clips
o Utility knife with snap off blades (such as Olfa Model A)
o X-acto Knife with replacement blades
o 2 Boxes clear pushpins
o 18” Metal cork backed ruler
o Hot glue gun with 2 packages of glue sticks
o 1 bottle Sobo brand glue
o Brushes: #8 synthetic round, #7, #10, #12 synthetic bright, Bamboo brush
o Needle-nosed pliers
o Work gloves
o Safety glasses
o Scissors
o Portfolio case (22” x 30” or larger)
o Masonite drawing board measuring 24” x 32”
o 1 package of sewing/ tapestry needles (with some extra large)
o 1 seam riper
o 1 spool of thread (can be either black/white or color)
o 1 package disposable dust masks

Systems: Materials

(This is for ALL sections, so everyone will need the following supplies)

You may ask, "What is a seam ripper?"

We’ll be giving you supply lists and info about your spring classes after New Year’s Day, but thought it might be helpful to have your Systems Workshop supply list now!

Systems Workshop Materials List

3-ring Binder

Coffee Mug

Seam Ripper
Assorted colors of Sewing Thread ( about 3 -5 spools)
Black, White and Gray Heavyweight Thread (Button or Carpet Thread)
Assorted colors of Embroidery Floss
Package of assorted hand-sewing needles (including heavy-duty or curved)
Package/Small Box of Straight Pins
Good pair of fabric cutting scissors or rotary scissors
2 used, stuffed animals ( find med. to large size ones, they will be taken apart for our class purposes)

Fabric: You will need a large quantity of fabric for this workshop. This fabric can be bought new but we strongly encourage you to be creative in how to procure used material to recycle. The fabric can be found fabric i.e old blankets, used clothing, used sweaters, sheets, coats, old evening gowns. Salvation Army is a good place to start or check around with your family — I am sure that parents and relatives have lots of old clothes etc… hanging around. Keep an eye out for unusual patterns, colors, textures, etc…the more quantity and selection you have the better. Also please wash all items before bringing them back to school.

You will also need a big bag of ‘stuffing’ materials. We’ve found that large used mattress covers are great for this, or old blankets, pillows, plastic bags or foam.

If you have a portable sewing machine you may find it useful to bring back to campus. We do not expect you to one and we will have some on hand for your use,
(PS Thanks to http://sidekick.theb9.com for the image!)

Drawing: Materials (Vadja + Gill)

Please note: This is for Kathy Vadja and John Gill’s section ONLY. Purchase ONLY if you are in this section.
From Kathy and John, “We would like to request that students bring back an assortment of found objects that will fill, at the minimum, a 12″x 12″x 12″ box. More is better. The objects can be man made: toys, discarded mechanical parts, fabric, interesting containers etc. The objects can also be found in nature: sticks, seed pods, fungi etc. THEY WILL BE DESTROYED so the individual must be willing to part with them. The projects for the work shop will only be as interesting as the objects collected. Make good decisions!”

It Begins!

We will be meeting in Holmes Auditorium at 8 am tomorrow morning for your first class. Please bring with you your materials for the project we will be starting:

a 25 ft or longer crocheted line from grey yarn
one 2lb acrylic ( one color) red to purple range, SOLID colors only — no stripes or migrating colors
a bunch of ready made linear material – that you will be able to crochet– scale of your choice.
a set of crochet hooks – a set E-J will work.
pair of scissors
a sketchbook/notebook and pen/pencil
You DO NOT need to bring your art kits tomorrow.

See you in the morning!