Author Archives: Alaiyo Bradshaw

About Alaiyo Bradshaw

Assistant Professor First-Year Course Coordinator, Drawing the Figure, Drawing the Imagination Parsons The New School for Design First-Year Course Coordinator, Drawing/Imaging, Drawing Skills Indian School for Design and Innovation (ISDI) Parsons Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Professional editorial and children's book Illustrator

Week 15 – Research: Bridge #4, Final Presentation & Exhibition (Friday, 12-14)

View this post on Instagram TOMORROW Dec 14 join us for the opening reception of the Parsons First Year Students group exhibition, Context and Interpretation. The reception will be from 12 pm – 2:30 pm. A post shared by Space776 … Continue reading

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-Before coming to class, please print out a copy of your Wall Label. -Also, please complete the course evaluations for all of your classes. -If you are creating a book or zine for your final, please be sure to print … Continue reading

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Week 14 – Research: Bridge #4, continued (Friday, 12-7)

Feedback: Professor Lanteri and I discussed how impressed we were with your questions and exchange with Denise and topics for your final projects. Denise reported how pleased she was to speak with you and view your successful projects. Homework Assignments: … Continue reading

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Denise Roberts will be coming to our class to speak with you tomorrow and address the questions you posed in your talking notes for Seminar. Glad she can make it!

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There will be three student workshops offered this week. These are some of the last ones for the semester. If anyone wants to experience a fun project and techniques not taught in any of your classes or receive extra credit … Continue reading

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Week 13 – Research: Bridge #4, continued (Friday, 11/30)

This is a long post. Please read it all. HAZARDS, DISASTERS, AND VULNERABILITIES Use Denise Robert’s article, class lectures, terminology, examples of case studies, on the Class Lectures page, visit to the Museum of the City of New York, the Earth Manual Project – … Continue reading

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PROPOSAL TEMPLATE (11/16) Note: As I stated in the homework post below under #4, I would like you each to submit a formal written proposal for the Bridge #4: Research project. Here is a template with an example of a … Continue reading

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Week 12 – Research: Bridge #4 (due 11/15 and 11/16)

Please read and follow all instructions below HAZARDS, DISASTERS, AND VULNERABILITIES Assignment In the fourth bridge project, students will work individually. This assignment will focus on producing research for the chosen topic within the given categories, prototyping and making. The inspirational reading … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Your Presentation

The RULES Practice your presentation with your group ahead of time. Each student in the group should take part Keep it simple Stand up straight, look at your audience, project your voice. This is your Broadway debut! “Words belong in … Continue reading

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Week 11 – Multiple Perspectives: Bridge #3 – FINAL PRESENTATION (due 11/9) Important to attend

Please read the post all the way through and follow the instructions below THE URBAN EXPERIENCE (finalized) Feedback: Thank you for handing off your prototypes for my review. I have sent comments for each group via email.  So far the … Continue reading

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Today’s class trip: Museum of the City of New York Location:1220 Fifth Ave. between 103-104th Streets (first and second floors) Trains: take the 6 trains to 103rd (see the link to the website on the right for open hours). Free … Continue reading

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Week 10 – Bridge #3, continued (due 11/2)

  Homework Assignments: Print and put together two prototypes of your book for the MINI- CRITIQUE which will begin at the start of class. The book mockup will be handed around to the students for examination and suggestions. You will not … Continue reading

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Feedback after the 1/3 point into the project: PROJECT FOCUSES AND CHALLENGES – multiple perspectives, The Urban Experience, observations and interpretations through the eye of the beholder, bringing collective voices, concepts, and materials and methods together to form a fluid … Continue reading

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Week 9 – Bridge #3, continued (due 10/26)

Here is the link to your Composite Portraits for Professor Lanteri to review THE URBAN EXPERIENCE Your book or “zine” is an independently created publication. Self-publishing is the quickest method from idea to print. It also gives you the most … Continue reading

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OBSERVATION TEMPLATE (10/19) Note: As I stated on Monday in your Seminar course, I would like you to further “sketch out” a multi-part, visual story with your group for the Studio course. I handed you a template with an example … Continue reading

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Week 8 – Multiple Perspectives: Bridge #3 (due 10/19)

Please read and follow all instructions below THE URBAN EXPERIENCE Assignment Location choices (pick one): Grand Central, Time Square, Union Square, High Line, Canal Street, Coney Island, Central Park Students go as a group to their one chosen NY location … Continue reading

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Please view the student workshops for the week! Further down on the Workshops/Tutoring page you will see where you can obtain tutoring for digital, writing, and presentation tutoring. Please review the homework post below

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Week 7 – Peer to Peer: Bridge #2-FINAL CRITIQUE of COMPOSITE PORTRAIT: THE PAIRING OF WORDS AND IMAGES (due 10/12)

Feedback: Professor Lanteri and I discussed how impressed we were with your questions and exchange with Bianca. Bianca reported how pleased she was to speak with you and view your successful projects. Bianca’s email address is bianca@vivionco.com if you would like … Continue reading

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ReAPPEARANCE: AN INTEGRATIVE STUDIO DISCUSSION (10/5) NOTE: As Professor Lanteri stated, I have invited Bianca Vivion Brooks to be your guest this Friday. You will need to read her article “Representation is More Than Skin Color” and complete the Seminar … Continue reading

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Week 6 – Peer to Peer: Bridge #2, continued (due 10/5)

  COMPOSITE PORTRAIT: THE PAIRING OF WORDS AND IMAGES Use the Proust Questionnaire, Seminar interview, Bianca Vivion’s article, other class readings, videos, exercises, and the Metropolitan Museum exhibition, as reference and inspiration for content in your Composite Portrait project. Consider gender, … Continue reading

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