later today….

Morning all –

A very sincere thank you to all of you for an incredible semester and year.  The work you presented Wednesday and the thought and effort that it demonstrates was incredible and was received very well.  Hopefully we all found a little fun this year.

Later today –

2:00p, in studio – Studio wide clean-up.  We need to clean the entire second floor of 3410, as well as the halls and anywhere else we have explode to, and rid it of all the trash, paper, excess, junk, garbage.  This is a mandatory class period, and there are no excuses.  Trash bags will be provided, and you will need to make many trips to the dumpster out behind 3410 in the loading area.  Pack the dumpster tightly and wisely, or else there will not be room. The only thing that can be left in your studios, in the halls and elsewhere after tomorrow’s meeting is your materials and models that must be removed over the weekend. Anything left in studio after Sunday will be discarded.   This will be a collective effort, and we will all be responsible for everyone’s mess.


4:30pm +/- or whenever the studios are clean – STUDIO WIDE BBQ.  As soon as 3410 is completely clean, we will move out to the north east side of M&M and have a studio wide BBQ.  Our annual gathering is a pot-luck, and we ask that you guys chip in a bring food/drink/sides/sweets to contribute to the party.  We will bring a few things to kick it off, and always look forward to enjoying a more relaxed time together to celebrate all the effort and hard work.  We will be resurrecting the brick oven as well, and pizzas will be flowing once it’s hot.


All are invited, so feel free to pass the word and bring friends, family.  Looking forward to it.


final clean up


Please note that all models, in both the east and the west studios must be removed by Sunday evening.  Regardless of whether you would like to preserve the model or not, if you have a model in Crown it is your responsibility to remove it prior to Sunday evening.

Please be responsible for your material.

Many thanks.

Final warning.

All, I’m just off phone with Rick Nelson who spent the day cleaning an incredible mess out of the West studio. It has been made clear to you multiple times over the year that your mess is your mess, and it’s surprising how many of you still rely on others to clean it up.

You have today to remove ALL your goods from the west studio.

Models designated for end of year show consideration should be placed on Kearns studio tables moving west as the table get filled.

S12 Portfolios and Cleanup

And you thought you were done…..See you all tomorrow in studio!   If you need to know why, check this out –

Per our conversations, portfolios are due tomorrow by 11am when the professors will be meeting to grade.  I’ll defer to your individual professors regarding the composition of the packages, but in general, this exercise is not intended to be an effort in bookmaking as much as an attempt to ask you to organize your own work for your own future use.  Please simply collect your work from this semester in the form of printed 11x17s and turn it in to us so that we can reference it while grading.  Additionally, please DO NOT bind the packages with anything more than a simple binder clip so that we can disassemble them if/as necessary.

Then, at 12pm, the intent is to meet in studio and get rid of the trash.  By first thing Monday AM, our studios have to be completely clear of all trash, equipment, etc.  This is when the real cleaning crew will come through to get the building ready for the end of year show.  Again – tomorrow –

– all trash out off walls, off the floor, off the desks and out of the studios and in the dumpsters North of Crown

– all models either moved out of Crown or to the designated tables in the West studio for end of year show consideration.

– all of your equipment out of the studio

We aren’t even going to address the potential of this not being done by end of day tomorrow.

Then…..see below…..


Tidy Up

One other note.  In this last week before break, let’s endeavor to clean up the studios a bit for a strong push after break.  The mess generated prior to Midterms was awesome – a testament to your investment and energy, but it will also become a burden if we don’t deal with it now.  Let’s edit, document the models and studies that are meaningful to your process, recycle the materials from models that aren’t and generally straighten up.

Let’s make sure to leave the studio clean of debris and trash prior to leaving Friday.

Oh – and if there happens to be any food buried under all that work, let’s discard that as well.  Gotta tell you that the west studio really didn’t smell all that nice last week.