The Art School in The Art School News April 7, 2010

For more information, contact Joanna Spitzner:

Upcoming events

All the following events will take place at The AS in The AS  Headquarters: 1003 E. Fayette St. Apt 10 (enter through back door), unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, April 7, 7pm
Mark Grimm: Student Loans, Debt, and the Arts: A Introduction to Strategies for the Uninformed Professional Student

In this workshop we will cover financial strategies, problems and debt related issues due to excessive educational goals in the arts contributing to personal financial crisis. We will learn to fill out paperwork associated with cutting student loan and credit debt and learn some ways to build new credit. We will also discuss how artists can manage their education in ways that minimize debt and strengthen credit.

Friday, April 9 4-7pm
Beer Brewing/Bottling
Come drink, talk, and learn how to make beer. Check out our beer blog:

Saturday, April 10 10 am – 6 pm
How to Make and Art School
A day long retreat with lots of food and beverages. We will begin by pretending that art schools don’t exist, but that we are charged with creating one. We will end by developing some rough draft practical proposals that will be given to The College of Visual and Performing Arts at SU. The full schedule is here. You can also help out by sharing your thoughts on your art education by filling out the Art School Q.If you’d like to participate, please RSVP to Joanna Spitzner:

Monday, April 19, 7-10 pm
Make a Niftymitter (Low Power FM transmitter)

Location: Co-opted space #1: 207 Shaffer Art Building, SU Campus
Niftymitter is a short range FM transmitter based on the open source hardware design by Tetsuo Kogawa, housed within a cardboard body, with a variety of options for hacking. The transmitter is tiny and handy for small scale radio broadcasts, building a distributed PA system for performances, linking your personal audio player to your car radio, or for general audio experimentation. No electronics experience is necessary.

Wednesday, April 21, 7pm
Frank Cetera: Grassroots Economies: from the Democratic Economy Network to the Alchemical Nursery Project.
Frank is involved all sorts of green and social entrepreneurship in Syracuse: the Alchemical Nursery Project, the Syracuse Social Economy Network, and he’s a Green Business Advisor at the OCC SBDC. He’ll talk about the Democratic Economy Network (DEconN) [], then flow downwards into Alchemical ( and the fiscal sponsorship program it operates, and then talk about Green Business. We’ll learn how the services these different networks offer could benefit folks.

Sunday, April 25, 11 am
Art & Social Movements Reading Group
Readings: on Womanhouse(will be posted soon!)



Fundraising Survey
Help the AS think of ways to support itself, provide resources, and fund artists. Take our survey (you can check as many ideas as you like). These ideas were generated at the Alternative Funding Workshop on March 10. We'll try to do those that get the most votes.

Bottles needed!!
I've made too much beer and need to bottle it. Please donate your bottles--brown and green glass, non twist-off bottles. Contact Joanna to make a delivery.

Design a label:
Put your work on beer bottles. We have several batches that need labels: Wheat, Light Amber, Stout, Irish Red, and some others. Our labels have been 3 x 3.75 inches, but anything that will work on a bottle can be used. Email Joanna your images, designs, or expression of interest.


If you want to do something, do it with The AS in The AS! Propose something: send me an email or fill out this form


The Art School in the Art School (The AS in The AS) is located at 1003 E. Fayette Street (corner of S. Crouse), Apartment 10. Enter through the back door off the parking lot. Parking is available behind and adjacent to the building.

The Art School in The Art School (The AS in The AS) seeks to generate a creative and intellectual community through an open school / open source structure. Through activities such as classes, discussions, forming groups of interest, reading groups, critique groups, workshops, eating and drinking, publishing, and making, The AS in the AS seeks to create an experimental environment for shared inquiry. All events are FREE and open to the public.

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