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Anyone go to a Cooper Portfolio day and receive an Early Decision Faculty Referral application?

Dec. 3rd, 2011 | 10:41 pm
posted by: eclaireu in cooperunion

Is it rare?
It can't be a bad thing!! haha.

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If you guys haven't read the CU Admissions facebook yet...

Feb. 2nd, 2011 | 05:00 pm
posted by: shcarts in cooperunion


" First, the weather has been dreary, snowy and icy in New York. This may delay mail to the Office of Admissions. If you have sent transcripts, recommendations etc...we understand that they might come a couple of days late because of weather and this is ok.

Second, admissions decisions for the School of Art Early Decision applicants are not yet available. As promised, I will let you know as soon as the decisions go out.

Third, please contact the Office of Admissions if you did not receive your hometest yet.

Cheers to another week (or so?) of anxiety!!!!

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ED Hometest

Jan. 27th, 2011 | 09:09 pm
mood: nervousnervous
music: Gen N-E-Y - M.I.A
posted by: benjy1416 in cooperunion

Here are all the prompts of my hometest except for the furniture prompt, which i rushed so I was embarrassed to take a picture of that!


I am trying to upload my video I did for Singularity but going to a Boarding School, the internet is not very reliable!

EDIT: http://www.flickr.com/photos/23707076@N02/5395814006/ My video finally uploaded.

I am nervous for next week. I wonder if they will call or just mail out who will be accepted...Ah!

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How many more days until letters are sent out?

Jan. 25th, 2011 | 05:29 pm
posted by: shcarts in cooperunion

Oh, and where are the other ED art applicants out there???

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Bah Hometest. Critique?

Jan. 24th, 2011 | 10:49 pm
mood: blankblank
music: Crystalised by The XX
posted by: shcarts in cooperunion

Anyways what the heck. Here was my attempt at the Hometest. Or part of it.


I will explain the prompts that were not included in my flickr set. (4,5,6) I didn't get to take photos of them before I sent it. D:

  1. Draw three pieces of furniture from observation. Create a new piece of furniture from a combination of these drawings.
  2. A self portrait including both a view of the top of your head and the bottom of your feet.
  3. A view around a corner or quaquaversal.
  4. A Sequence or series of images created over the course of seven consecutive days, which records the passage of time or an unfolding event. Binded into a book. I drew over a period of 7 days the development of a girl who wakes up with no legs only to find a pencil next to her on the table. Over the next seven days the girl takes the time to carefully redraw the legs the had been missing. It sounds crazy, but the idea is that "An artist without foundation is like a person without legs." Which in this book is represented by the girl who finds the graphite pencil (the medium commonly used in foundation courses) and draws her legs back (which represents her developing foundational skills.), Then with the seven pages, I stab bound them into a book with pencil shavings all over the cover. Sadly I have no photos of it. D:
  5. Singularity. In my own context, I renamed it "Sing(le)larity.", I drew a pair of hands where the right hand is grabbing towards the left hand where the ring finger is, and I cut out where that ring was supposed to be. The dark background representing the darkness that first lingers when becoming single.
  6. Design a clock and/or calendar based on a unit of measurements other than time. I designed an hourglass that is in the shape of two tear drops (imagine an hourglass). And this hourglass measures the hour by the complete filling of a tear drop that measures at one liter. (I HATED THIS PROMPT. This will most definitely be my number one weakness during the admissions process.)
And here is my portfolio:
I understand that some pieces in this portfolio are included in the hometest. This is an updated portfolio that I sent to SVA so ja.
The portfolio I submitted to CU did not include the hometest materials.


Alot of illustrated works and portraits, but I definitely wish I had put in some of my still lifes...

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My hometest

Jan. 11th, 2011 | 07:02 pm
posted by: taesari in cooperunion

Ok, despite the lack of people using this community, I'm going to post my hometest. I remember looking back at old hometests when I was a junior and loving it, so hopefully this post will serve a similar purpose. I'll make sure to post whether or not I get in on this entry as well.

the prompts were,

1) Draw three pieces of furniture from observation. Create a new piece of furniture from a combination of these three drawings.

2) A self portrait including both a view of the top of your head and the bottom of your feet.

3) A view around a corner or quaquaversal

4) A sequence or series of images created over the course of seven consecutive days, which records the passage of time or an unfolding event.

5) Singularity

6) Design a clock and/or calendar based on a unit of measurement other than time

my responses:


I drew three pieces of my couch then folded the paper into a chair.


Interpreted as the difference between the complexity of thought/ sensory processing and actions. The feet were made by making prints of the bottom of my feet, then cutting off pieces of the prints into the shape of solidly planted feet. This was one of the many prompts which addressed my sensory disorders.

3) I forgot to save the video anywhere, I think. For this prompt I chose quaquaversal, which basically means 'turned in whichever way'. I was inspired by families in Mexico. Although they are not Jewish and don't associate with Judaism in any way, every Friday they put kiddush candles into a soup pot, which they hide in their sinks. They light the candles, blow them out, and put everything away immediately.
I turned this idea on its head and gave making breakfast religious connotation.



fucking hated the idea of singularity


Calendar: The year split up by emotional state.

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Mar. 10th, 2010 | 06:57 pm
posted by: alsdkhfghrh in cooperunion

my hometest
all of these pictures were taken before they were completely finished and i never got the chance to take a picture of the completed work.


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Hometest 2010

Feb. 21st, 2010 | 02:56 am
posted by: wonny1o9 in cooperunion


My art hometest for 2010! Please comment =)

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Jan. 6th, 2010 | 05:39 pm
mood: tiredtired
music: Florence and the Machine
posted by: yimxd in cooperunion

At least it was fun, in a masochistic sort of way.
I will eventually post up my videos for 3 and 4, didn't get a chance to document 6.

Good night.

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Jan. 4th, 2010 | 09:01 pm
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Jan. 2nd, 2010 | 09:08 pm
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Application Questions

Oct. 3rd, 2009 | 07:04 pm
posted by: burningiris1 in cooperunion

I figured I might as well apply to The Coop; it wouldn't hurt.  I'm applying for early decision.  The Coop is the only art school I am applying to since it is the only one, to my knowledge, that offers free tuition.

So, questions (I am a very detail-oriented person...):

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An Art Portfolio

Sep. 27th, 2009 | 11:07 pm
posted by: burningiris1 in cooperunion

Hi.  I'm not interested in applying to Cooper Union because I could never afford to attend such a place.  But I love art and was wondering how my artwork would fair if I applied to a place like Cooper Union.  I don't know the requirements for the application so I posted random samples of my artwork.

I am a 100% self-taught artist; started about a year and a half ago.  I'm taking my first art class this semester, Photography One, mostly because I want unlimited access to a darkroom.

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Apr. 8th, 2009 | 04:10 pm
posted by: lemminyjenkin in cooperunion

if you have kids, they will most likely die of starvation or get trampled in a food riot somewhere in the next 50 years.

buy some Illinois farmland and start growing your own food before it is taken over and destroyed by Chicago suburbs!

(building on top of good soil destroys its fertility)


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hi my name is evan mcgraw and i will be attending the cooper union...

Feb. 12th, 2009 | 01:29 pm
posted by: leshokanada in cooperunion

hi my name is evan mcgraw and i will be attending the cooper union for the advancement of science and art

my dad(who lives in anaheim,ca) phoned me on tuesday afternoon and said "i hope you're sitting down" and i've been kind of in disbelief since then.i'm in portland,ore(i live in vancouver,canada) and was at my friend's work and yelled "what?!" really loud and it's ridiculous because that morning i was freaking out about what i'm gonna do with my life,what i'm gonna do and where i'm gonna live for the next few months(i live in vancouver,but in a closet at my brother's/my old house),making sure all the schools i applied to had all my transcripts and materials,etc and then everything kinna became irrelevant.i totally was not expecting this.i applied last year regular decision and was rejected and didn't think i'd apply again,but then i ended up not being able to afford to go to any schools so i figured i'd apply again.
i might post my hometest later,but first i need to get a pro account on flickr so i can upload it.
oh,and since i'm staying with a friend here she had a 'lost' party every wednesday so we made/had a peanut butter mousse pie to celebrate.

eating higher education

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You can HELPSudan!!!!

Feb. 4th, 2009 | 07:25 pm
posted by: dorkymagenta in cooperunion


Hey guys i think this is a very good group.  We hear so much about Sudan on the news today, and we are flooded with photos of emaciated babies and their aids-infected mothers......  It's kind of sad how Africa is portrayed to us by the media in the west.  It's all we really have of that distant land for those of us who have never been there.  So, I think this is a good start for people who want to help but don't know how.  Here is an opportunity!

go here to learn how to donate now:    http://www.helpsudaninternational.org/donate.html

All donationas are tax deductable - you get to tell the government what to do with a portion of your tax dollars.
  • $5 will buy one book for a student
  • $30 will buy one student’s books for one school year
  • $300 will buy books for one class in one grade-level
  • $1,500 will buy books for students in one entire grade-level
  • $100 will pay a teacher’s living expenses for one month
  • $1,200 will pay a teacher’s living expenses for one year


HELPSudan is an organization founded by Lost Boys from Bor, Sudan who now live in Chicago. The initial mission of HELPSudan is to start new schools in Southern Sudan, providing pencils and notebooks for hands that might have taken up arms, and an education for minds that once only understood war.

The Lost Boys of Sudan formed this organization to restore the dignity and hope of their people still living in and returning to the Bor Region of southern Sudan. We want to raise awareness in US regarding Bor, and other regions in southern Sudan currently underserved by other international aid efforts. We are also raising funds for the purpose of starting more schools in Bor, Sudan. In the future we also plan to expand into redevelopment projects of key infrastructure elements in southern Sudan, such as health-care, water treatment, etc.

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Jan. 22nd, 2009 | 10:14 pm
posted by: dianasofia in cooperunion

ill eventually upload some of my portfolio videos into youtube
 i physically sent these two etchings:
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and this painting:

along with a dvd of my video portfolio for the support, and four sketchbooks

</div></div> Here's my portfolio: www.flickr.com/photos/34225874@N06/sets/72157612879137192/



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Social Dwelling - Architecture

Nov. 25th, 2008 | 02:25 pm
posted by: buracheshka in cooperunion

I'm working on my final project now (BArch), the theme is "Social Dwelling" and I'm through the research phase right now. 
Cohousing and community dwellings is what I mean for social housing. Projects which are usually supported by a non-profit organizations and have shared spaces for the residents aa well like kindergardens, mutual workshops area, inner gardens and etc.

Do you know any similar research? "Good" examples of Social Dwelling Projects in the world I can learn from? Links? Sites? Info? Friends who studied the subject? 

Thank you!

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Nov. 9th, 2008 | 10:52 pm
posted by: poopypoopypants in cooperunion

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R U READY?!!!: ADMISSIONS 2008-2009

Sep. 22nd, 2008 | 11:50 pm
posted by: poopypoopypants in cooperunion

Don't get caught with your pantsies down,


IT's Almost October!

You have two months


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