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The first SCAD Day of our 2012/2013 school year took place on Saturday,
The SCAD-Atlanta Student Ambassadors welcomed prospective
students and their families, as well as accompanied them all over campus to
wherever they needed to go. Ambassadors were stationed in key areas
including the DMC (Digital Media Center), ACA Sculpture Facility, and our
residence halls (ACA Residence Hall and Spring House), as well as all over
the main building, 1600 Peachtree ST, NW. There were shuttle tours
continuously throughout the day, with shuttles looping around all of our
buildings, including Ivy Hall!
A new concept was introduced this SCAD Day: instead of various workshops and
activities happening around campus, a “concierge” system was implemented.
With this system, prospective students would first check-in, and then they
were given their own customized list of places they could visit throughout
the day, based on their personal preferences and interests. Ambassadors
found this to be successful, and a different way for prospective students to
experience the campus, based on exactly what they were most interested in
seeing and doing.
This time we had an 88% participation rate and 100% NewBee Shadowing.
According to the post SCAD Day surveys from our ambassadors, they were all
satisfied with their assignments, the day’s schedule, as well as our brand
new teal ambassador shirts and backpacks!
As a freshman at SCAD we are all obliged to take a mandatory class – called 3D Design. Martha Whittington was my professor. Starting out the class I was very uncertain of what we would be taught, but as the class progressed I became very intrigued and comfortable with the syllabus and all the materials we were trained and allowed to use.
In this class I designed a ceiling suspended wall lamp mounted in a wooden frame, this is a lamp suspended from the ceiling, which shone facing the wall. The lamp was the ultimate mix between an ambient day-light and a stunning night-light. My lamp consisted of two fluorescent light bulbs. Since I wanted to create an ambient glow of a tranquil red-pink color, I applied thin layers of paint to the exterior of one of the bulbs. Now the other white fluorescent bulb, I replaced with a UV light, and when combined with the other light it created an astonishing yet subtle beauty. I wish you could see it. This project was something I was and is still greatly pleased with.
At the end of my 10-week course I attained a new love for 3D Design (Sculpture, Wood work, Metal work et.al.) After that great experience I decided to pursue Furniture Design as my second major.
The 68 days I spent at SCAD-Lacoste in southern France felt more like a dream than actual summer school. I found myself living and studying in Europe, surrounded by a land rich in culture and history. SCAD-Lacoste is located in the heart of the Provence region, which houses the landscapes often used as inspiration for famous artists like Picasso and Cezanne. I was constantly surrounded by beautiful architecture, and was only a short drive from some pretty iconic destinations. Instead of spending hours every day locked up in a dark classroom, we literally loaded up and drove to actual, standing examples of different styles of architecture. We toured Romanesque, Baroque, and Gothic-inspired churches. I enjoyed a meal at the exact café that Van Gogh depicted in his famous painting Night Café.
Our group-wide trip to Paris allowed me to gaze upon famous works such as Raft of the Medusa, Mona Lisa, and Nike of Samothrace. I also had the chance to present and sell artwork at an art exhibition, an opportunity I never thought I would have as a student in the Fashion Marketing and Management major. I formed life long bonds with some truly incredible people from the other SCAD location. I never dreamed I would have the opportunity to live in such a grand place, let alone learn and experience so much in a short period of time. I would never change one moment of this amazing summer, and I will cherish the memories of my quarter in Lacoste forever.
Interested in SCAD Lacoste? All of the faculty at Lacoste are full-time SCAD professors from Savannah or Atlanta who travel to France as part of the Lacoste residential program. Courses vary each term and may be offered in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, film and television, photography, digital imaging, historic preservation, performing arts, art history, architecture, liberal arts, French language and culture, and other topics. SCAD Lacoste facilities include a library, gallery, dining hall and housing, as well as teaching studios dedicated to painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography and digital imaging. View the FAQs on the SCAD website.
Every quarter, each student is responsible for completing a field trip requirement for each class. Most foundations class field trips either requires trips to museums, or seminars of famous artists presenting what they do for a living. I have come to find that many of the seminars at SCAD are rather beneficial to where I want to see myself in the artistic community, so I have made a point to see seminars even outside of class field trips. One seminar in particular grabbed my attention even though it was not related to my major. What this artist did was so interesting that I felt compelled to travel to the local museum where his exhibit was being held and see the pieces shown on a PowerPoint slideshow in person.
His name is Brian Dettmer and he conducts “Book Autopsies.” In other words, he carves through pages upon pages inside books he has found and selects interesting images or text along the way to leave exposed. It’s like a cavern filled with random pictures and words that together create a rather interesting piece. When he finally finishes carving through each individual book page with nothing more than tweezers and an x-acto knife, he uses a process to petrify the books so that they are a solid sculpture. The finished piece is remarkable.
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