Saturday, November 22, 2014

Kristen Breast, Student Work

Cassie Fernandez, Student Work

I used wood, rubber bands, and sand paper to create a sling shot. These three materials are  significant to the piece. 

 The wood represents nature and football. When I was younger I spent a lot of time playing outside in the woods with my brother and his friends. When I was seven my dad allowed me to flag football with the boys, in the same league that my brother played. After two years of playing, my dad wanted me to find a new sport because he didn't want his little girl getting hurt playing tackle football. The wood I chose for the piece resembles the features of a football goal post.

The sand paper texture symbolizes how tough I was as a little kid. To continue with my memories of football, I shaped the sandpaper to resemble a football. 

The rubbers bands represent how wear my hair up in a ponytail. Because I play sports, I keep my hair tied back so it is not in my face. 

As for the sling shot, I feel this item represents youth, mischief and the male gender. I was not your ordinary girl who played with Barbie dolls; I always wanted to play with Hot Wheels. I grew up with an older brother (4.5 years older than me) and older sister (2.5 years older than me). I mostly got hand-me-downs from my brother, hardly ever from my sister. My big brother had a huge impact on me. I could continue the list of memories from growing up as a tomboy, but it would be endless. In the end, I was always eager to follow my brother’s lead.   

Andrea Heidman, Student Work

Paper and Wood Glue

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Charlotte Estelle Littlehales, Artist

  • Here is my entry for the Ministry of Sound D&AD Student Awards brief. A set of three, A2 typographic posters designed to promote Ministry of Sounds iconic London event 'Saturday Sessions' over a three month period. The posters represent the energy and sound waves that are present within the club atmosphere.

    The collection has been designed so that ultra violet can be used to make parts of the poster such as the lines structures and the DJ line-up more vibrant. This could be situated around the club venue and lit up at night, around the time of the Saturday Sessions event.

    Images and text from Charlotte's Behance page. Link here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Calendar for Remainder of Fall 2014

Monday, Dec. 1
Independent Study Students will be making short presentations in the morning class.
Josh Slinski - Making Molds With Resin
Kasha Fahy - Field Research With Science Department
Tanis Montgomery - Natural Dyes

Work Day for whatever you need.

Wednesday, Dec. 3
Last Day of Class
1. Images of Poetry Garment on your blog. Present images to class.
2. Poetry Garment (the actual piece you made).
3. Paper Stack of Fruit or Veg
4. Paper Stack of your own design.
5. 3D to 2D Image (you can present to class on this day or you can make sure image posted on your blog for blog due date of Dec. 15)
6. Clean out your cabinet. Any work or materials left in the classroom after this date will be thrown away. Please consider donating leftover materials to the cabinet rather than throwing away.

Final Exam for Section A, 9 - 10:00:
Wednesday, Dec. 10
9:00 - 10:00 am

Final Exam for Section B, 11 - 12:50:
Wednesday, Dec. 10
10:15 - 11:15

Blog Due:
Monday, Dec. 15
12:00 noon

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Martin Tomsky, Artist

Laser-cut Wood (note, not balsa, but you could apply this concept to balsa).
Source is Lost at E-Minor