Thursday, August 13, 2009

Do This! Student Design Competition!

ID Magazine has a Student Design Competition (link!) Submit YOUR work!! You might be required to! Deadline is December 1.


Welcome to the 2009-2010 school year!

We have a great team of faculty, graduate students, and students this year!

Faculty This Year
Heidi Lowe, Innovative Jewelry Studio, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, has a great exhibition up right now: Swedish Jewelry and new show going up next week. Visit!

Megan Auman, Megan Auman Designs, Megan will be exhibiting at the NY Gift Fair this week. Check out her website and blog for great new designs- housewares, objects, jewelry.

Janet Huddie, independent studio artist, was sporting a beautiful new rapid prototyped bracelet this week. You might be able to find a portfolio at the Metals Guild of Maryland site.

Kim Voigt, teaching ART 217 Intro to Computer Media [M,9-12:50] and ART 361 Rhino I, gave a great presentation
last week with Courtney Starrett, CADlaborating in Virtual Realms, at the SIGGRAPH conference on a collaborative project that her students at Towson did with a group of peers at Winthrop University in South Carolina highlighting the Towson University Innovation Lab in Second Life.

We have a lot of exciting new ideas and plans in place for you!
Collaboration with each other is a big point of emphasis. We are going to use this blog as our home base for the Interdisciplinary Object Design/Metals + Jewelry program on the web with lots of authors. If you are not an author and would like to be let me know.

Some Dates
Thursday September 10th is our kickoff party: Middle School Dance. CA 2006, 7pm. Featured speakers: Taylor Gilbert just back from a semester in Scotland at the Glasgow School of Art will talk about that experience and studying abroad, Megan Pase just got a job in the field which she is loving, Johanna Haydon [2009] is working at an internship at the Innovative Jewelry Studio. Anyone wanting to share their summer experiences at Peter's Valley or other job/related experience, let me know. All are welcome. {Actually, the party is required :)}

Saturday, September 26, is our annual trip to NYC! The Cooper Hewitt is on first destination to see Design For A Living World. Prepare to be blown away :). Then, hopefully on to SOHO- Droog opened a store there earlier this year. Wahoo! [Get Googlin']

Thursday, October 8th, Jaime Salm from Mio Culture in Philadelphia is our featured guest speaker. CA2032, 6:30pm. Google now! This is a huge coup. P.S. Bring Birthday cup cakes!

And we have a great powder coating system in place!
And we have a new laser cutter!

Lots of intro classes, non-art major classes
ART 370.050, Design and Social Entrepreneurship, a.k.a Design Like You Give A Damn
ART 319, Casting: metal, concrete, biopolymers.....What can be cast?
ART 418 Metals + Jewelry II- surfaces, hollow fab
ART 414- Advanced Studio- we'll be doing all kinds of fun and custom designed, leading edge things.
Honor's Project

We've got it all! And we are happy to be here. And we are happy you are here!