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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!
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.
Interested in attending SCAD community events? Visit our website to view the master calendar of events and programs.