Madison Rossetti of El Dorado High plans to attend the University of Oregon as an undeclared photography major. Why this school? “The location, school spirit and the courses/majors they offer. I am planning on double majoring with something else, as of now journalism with a photography major as well. Maybe even photojournalism.” Ashley Chung of Northwood High plans to attend San Jose State University as an art (animation/illustration) major. Why this school? “Animation at SJSU has grown its own reputation for winning multiple awards and developing well-rounded artists. I have heard testimonials about how unusually tight-knit the animation program has become between students and teachers. After going through four years at Northwood, where teachers are passionate about their subject and genuinely care for the well-being of their students, I decided to prioritize having an inspirational faculty over prestige.” Sound The gallery will resume inseconds … [Read more...] about Arts Grads: Visual Arts
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By Heide Janssen | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 15, 2017 at 9:43 am | UPDATED: June 15, 2017 at 1:43 pm We asked graduating high school seniors to share with us their post-graduation plans for the fall. We heard from 486 visual arts students. Some plan to go to work and some are taking a gap year, but most are off to college, to study everything from animation to journalism to marine biology. We’ve listed them by the school they will attend, including their major and minor fields of study, statements about how the arts have influenced their plans, and their reason for choosing the institute they’ll be headed to. $ = scholarship received Nawal Seedat, El Modena UC Berkeley: molecular and cell biology (immunology and pathogenesis) major; public health, minor (Photo courtesy of Nawal Seedat)Jocelyn Fermin, Katella UCLA: environmental science (Photo courtesy of Jocelyn Fermin) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsShea Meyerson, OCSA Pacific Northwest College of Art: … [Read more...] about Where are 2017 Orange County visual arts students going to college?
Sunday June 3, 2018 12:01 AM The Exeter Township teen plans on becoming a fashion designer. About Aimee School: Exeter High SchoolParents or guardians: Richard (deceased) and Deborah Schmale Activities highlights: Technology Student Association (president); National Honor Society; Girl Scouts; marching band; Student Forum; German American Partnership Program.Career or life goal: Become a successful fashion designer and possibly own my own fashion house.Post-high school plans: To attend either Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., or the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to major in fashion design.What others are saying: “Aimee has an amazing art talent that I have seen thrive and grow in the last couple of years. She also possesses great leadership abilities in the classroom and has a natural ability to face a challenge and problem solve.” — Christina Pinkerton, high school art teacher Related Links Berks' Best 2018 photo gallery Written by Matthew … [Read more...] about Berks’ Best 2018 visual arts scholarship winner: Aimee Schmale, Exeter High School
In 1984, the College of Santa Fe announced the formation of a visual arts program; art classes had previously only been offered through the college’s humanities department. The new program, based on a European-style beaux arts model, would offer students instruction from a core group of faculty as well as visiting artists — an ambitious initiative, since the school didn’t have studio facilities at the time. Richard Cook, a former gallery director who had also headed an art program at a Louisiana college, was hired to direct the program. Two of the old barracks on campus were renovated to accommodate the needs of the new department. “When I started, there was no art department,” said photographer and photography dealer David Scheinbaum, who began teaching at the college in 1979 when another instructor, photographer Meridel Rubenstein, took a leave of absence. “The photography class was taught in a sink room in one of the … [Read more...] about Drawing on the talent pool: The visual arts program
COURTESY OF SARAH SUKARDI Craig Hankin enrolled at Hopkins as a pre-med undergraduate in 1972. That first semester, he bombed his chemistry and calculus midterms and switched his major to History of Art. This semester he announced his retirement after 32 years as the director of the Center for Visual Arts. After graduating early in 1975, Hankin studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where he earned his MFA in painting in 1979. At MICA, he taught four classes a week, and he looked for an opportunity to continue teaching after graduating. Landscape painter Eugene Leake, then-director of the Homewood Art Workshops, offered him the chance to teach a drawing class. “Timing and luck — so much of life comes down to that,” Hankin said. While Hankin was still an undergrad, the University hired Leake to open the Homewood Art Workshops, a series of non-credit evening workshops that attracted students, faculty and a group of the wives of faculty members … [Read more...] about Center for Visual Arts director will retire this year