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Written By: Renuka Adhav, Painting
My first quarter at SCAD has been such an amazing experience. It is hard to explain in words my feelings thus far, but there is no doubt in my mind do I feel that I am in the right place at the right time. I have always been an artist, but somehow I ended up in the medical field, becoming a Nuclear Medicine Technologist, due to the fact that family looked down upon art. It only took me two years after working in the Industry that I fell back into my true passion of painting and that is what led me to SCAD. It was an emotional journey for me but I honestly cannot be happier.
I love that SCAD Atlanta has such bright colors, as soon as you enter the building, instantly you are drawn in. When I first started classes, I was a little apprehensive. Everyone seemed much younger than me and I knew that there wasn’t any turning back. I hoped that I had made the right decision from turning away from the health field and going back to into the field of art.
The class that gave me the feeling that everything was going to be all right was Professor Clifford’s Draw 101 class. I have to say, he is an amazing professor. Already thinking that I was pretty decent at drawing, he pushed my limits and it allowed me to see that I am capable of much more. He broke our drawings down and made us understand the objects by studying linear drawing and observing form as opposed to flat one dimensional surface. Everything I did before was from looking at a photograph and re-creating it to look almost exactly the same way. I was always proud of my work, but now in reality, I see that it is immature, almost as if you are cheating your way to the top. I wasn’t learning correctly prior to this class and I appreciated learning sighting and measuring from Professor Clifford. I don’t think he has any idea of how much of an impact his teaching has had on me in just those ten weeks, but he really made me feel like I can accomplish something by understanding the everyday objects in front of me. He was a tough grader, but ultimately I strove to achieve that A and pushed myself to get close to perfection. I am forever grateful for what he has taught me.
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!
This past week, the Student Ambassador program was delighted to invite 17 new members to its group! We are all so excited for the SCAD NewBees to start their journey as Student Ambassadors! Congrats everyone!
Renuka Adhav, Freshman, Painting
Christine Aji, Freshman, Graphic Design
Kayla Brewton, Freshman, Illustration & Graphic Design
Paige Cheshier, Freshman, Photography
Matthew Cornwall, Freshman, Graphic Design
Victoria-Grace Hardy, Freshman, Fashion & Fashion Marketing and Management
Michael Huh, Freshman, Interior design & Industrial Design
Heather Jenkinson, Junior, Illustration & Sequential Arts
Sarai Mayes, Freshman, Animation
Patresea Peppers, Freshman, Fashion
Nathan Pinney, Freshman, Illustration
Charles Quinney, Graduate, Animation
Shir Wen Sun, Sophomore, Illustration
Joanna Tine, Sophomore, Writing & Photography
Ginger Tontaveetong, Graduate, Animation
Marissa Villarreel, Freshman, Fashion
Bradleigh Watlington, Freshman, Performing Arts & Interior Design
And a special thanks to all of our Volunteer Mentors for the 2012-2013 Year!
Brittani Bumb, Senior, Fashion
Katie Franken, Sophomore, Advertising
Nancy Olivo, Junior, Sequential Art
Francesca Roque, Senior, Interior Design
Mohamed Sid’ahmed, Sophomore, Visual Effects
Andrea van Hintum, Sophomore, Fashion
Student Ambassadors take an active part in Arts in the Park
The North Gwinnett Arts Association and City of Suwanee will host the second annual Arts in the Park celebration on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Hundreds of people will come to Town Center Park to celebrate, appreciate, and witness art in all its various including SCAD Atlanta Student Ambassadors!
This year’s Arts in the Park theme is the Art of Making Art, so that is exactly what we will be offering at our booth! We will be attending the festival to help promote Young at Art and SCAD Admission. Visitors will be able to have their questions answered by a SCAD Atlanta admission representative, while children get involved with creating their own masterpiece!
In addition, Student Ambassador will be competing in the Chalk-Walk Art Competition! There will be 4 different divisions, so you are welcome to register as well. Winners will receive media attention and a cash prize! We are excited to see you put your creative genius to work! The contest will take place from 12Noon to 4 p.m. Participants will be provided the materials and space with the $20 registration fee. Register here. Stay tuned to our event photos!
- Elementary (PreK-5th)
- Middle School (6th-8th)
- High School (9th-12th)
- Advanced (over age 18)
“We’re looking for handcrafted, unique artistry that can be demonstrated on site,” says Vickie Johnson, president of the North Gwinnett Arts Association. “We realize that not all art forms, like glasswork for example, may be appropriate for demonstration, but the process can still be explained through photos or before-and-after examples. This event is designed to be a fun and educational experience for attendees.”
More information and an exhibitor application are available at www.suwaneeartsinthepark.com.