iCons Blog

Why We Teach iCons

UMass iCons in session

This editorial by H. Holden Thorp captures why.  

Science Magazine article, "Drop the Chalk"

Decoupage and Pizza: What a combo!

iCons does Decoupage

Tuesday 3/21, iCons students proved there is no craft they can't tackle.  Check Decoupage off the list.  Students and faculty (Ally Hunter) gathered in ISB 145 armed with nothing more than scissors, craft paper, e6000 apoxy, mod podge, and some creativity.  Some beautiful work was created and some fun had.  At the end of the time, the pizza box was empty and many were peeling the glue off of their fingers with a look of accomplishment on their faces.  A small break from the stresses of academic life.  

Come join us next time if you can make it :)

Beyond the Classroom—iCons Fall Integrative Experiences

Ceramics Coffee Hour

The iCons Community joins together for many events outside the classroom.  Here are a few from last semester!

Faculty Profile: i2 Instructor Stephanie Purington

Stephanie Purington

Meet Stephanie Purington, iCons 2 Instructor!

iCons: February Coffee Hour Recap

Justin Fermann blacksmithing demo

iCons students and faculty got a small taste of blacksmithing and a generous helping of donuts at last month's iCons Coffee Hour, where iCons 1 Professor Justin Fermann shared his striking old-school hobby. Using a small gas forge he set up in ISB 135 that reaches about 2300 degrees Fahrenheit, Justin fashioned a two-pronged toasting fork and an S-hook while explaining a bit about the tools, techniques and history of the craft.