For Class April 26

CLASS CANCELLED THIS WEEK. Happy to meet with anyone who needs to when I return. Will keep you posted precisely when that is; later this week. Ask other faculty for help. We’ll have another week before Senior Open House.

Get the best quality prints that you can for your final portfolio pages. Loved the tip about Staples: good quality prints for a good price. If you’re still sequencing the order of the pages, you can make do with cheaper prints, from our 3rd floor Konica Minolta. I recommend you lay out the pages in InDesign, with facing pages. If you choose white backgrounds you can make the page size the insert sheet size. Don’t forget to consider pacing and scaling. Don’t make everything GIANT. It can enliven the progression through the pages to have quieter moments: smaller pieces or a blank page.

One last thing: Please fill out the student evaluation form for this and all your other classes. Your feedback and constructive criticism can help us make the courses and program better and more effective. Thanks.


For Class April 19

Bring in prints, preferably of a size that will fit into your portfolio case, of ALL the work you’re considering putting into your portfolio. They don’t need to be high quality prints for this run-through. We’re looking at content and pacing. We’ll meet in the classroom at 8:30am and collectively give feedback to each student about how to sequence the work, whether to put in labels, establish different sections, etc.

If you need to have photography done at the Women’s Building, make an appointment in advance: 315.443.3711. Plan for that; give yourself and them time.

You should have your actual portfolio case by now; bring that to class. Bring all your questions, too.

For Class April 5


We’ll meet at The Art Store (935 Erie Blvd. E) at 9am to look at portfolio cases and discuss the pros and cons of different types. Let me know if you need a ride; glad to pick you up. Afterwards we’ll reconvene in the classroom (307) to talk about MoCCA Fest and your final project for portfolio class.

For Class March 29

Class will be group critique, an assessment of your body of work for your portfolio. Bring in all relevant work, done for any studio class or for yourself. Show prints of recent working pin it up so we can review it easily. You can also show older work that you might want to include in your portfolio.

For the last hour of class, James is going to bring in the sophomores so they can get a sense of where they’ll be in two years. Remember two years ago? Can you believe what you can do now? You’ll inspire them.

For Class March 22

Illustrated Postcard

Bring in your latest portfolio project for group feedback.

Bring in your MoCCA product as well. It’s almost done, isn’t it?

If you are involved in the Syracuse Poster project, did you give me the hi-res artwork yet? If not, let’s make sure that’s done tomorrow.

See you at 8:30 am in 307.