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Written By: Demyah Jackson
On Friday April 19, 2013 SCAD staff, students, and Art the Bee set out to Barnwell Elementary on the school’s Artist Day, to surprise the Art teacher, Mrs. Melissa Nail, and her students with art supplies valued at $2,000, courtesy of SCAD Atlanta’s bookstore Follett.
The school was holding an Artist Day for the students, who earlier in the day got to see a range of artistic talent such as performing and culinary artists, scene designers, musicians, hip hop dancers, painters, and even ice carvers. The SCAD volunteers arrived in the SCAD Shuttle soon after and presented the supplies in the school’s cafeteria. The presentation opened with an introduction from Jennifer Liu, Enrollment Programs Manager, and the group of Student Ambassadors and Admission Student Assistants, who each got the opportunity to introduce themselves by name and career aspiration. Their introductions gave the 386 kids an idea of various exciting careers that can come about from studying different arts. The children were ecstatic to see Art the Bee and even more excited to hear that they were receiving new art goodies! It ended with presenting all the art supplies to the teacher, who from her reaction was very enthusiastic about the donation. “Now you and your amazing students can continue to create masterpieces year-round just like the artists you met today during your Artist Day,” said Jennifer Liu.
The student participants included: Xiaoyan Fan, Andrea Van Hintum, Nathan Pinney, Nino Flores, Demyah Jackson, Shala Boyd, Brandon Bryant, and Carlos Maldonado-Romero. Overall the event went great and SCAD cannot wait to do it again!
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!
SCAD students and staff held a surprise Buzz Bus visit at Briar Vista Elementary on Monday, October 24! As a Dekalb County Public School, Briar Vista Elementary School follows the guiding Montessori principle of meeting the needs of the individual student. The school’s mission is to establish a strong foundation for all students by providing a safe, nurturing learning environment, enhanced with the use of developmentally appropriate resources, enabling them to become life-long learners in a rapidly changing society.
SCAD Atlanta volunteers visited Briar Vista Elementary for the first Buzz Bus visit of the 2011-2012 school year! SCAD volunteers recognized Art Teacher, Ms. Nguyen and celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month with her fourth and fifth grade class. Robin Morris, Continuing Education Coordinator II, led a hands-on workshop with a Day of the Dead theme. Students learned about the history of the holiday and discussed creative art techniques. Students drew elaborate designs, brainstormed color schemes, cut out flowers and decorations, used paint and gemstones, and created paper masks to take home! Everyone felt inspired to create a one-of-a-kind mask. Brandon, a student in the class, exclaimed “Art is my favorite class!”
SCAD also surprised Ms. Nguyen with a tremendous donation of free art supplies. These supplies were generously donated during the summer Buzz Bus donation drive from SCAD staff, departments, and students. The art donations included free notebooks, drawing pads, pencils, kneaded erasers, pens, watercolor sets, fabric samples, photo paper, and more! Students also received a Buzz Bus postcard and bee sticker as a keepsake! By the end of the visit, students were requesting signed autographs from Art the Bee and SCAD volunteers!
ABOUT BRIAR VISTA ELEMENTARY
Briar Vista Elementary School, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is in the Dekalb County Public Schools district. Briar Vista follows the guiding Montessori principle of meeting the needs of the individual student. Differentiated instruction addresses students’ needs, and is delivered through individual, small group and whole class presentations. The school’s mission is to establish a strong foundation for all students by providing a safe, nurturing learning environment, enhanced with the use of developmentally appropriate resources, enabling them to become life-long learners in a rapidly changing society.