Art Education

International Alumni – a Gold Mine for Many Reasons

Authored by Gretchen Dobson, Ed.D. Global Strategist, Gretchen Dobson, LLC 

Happy Chinese New Year to friends at home and abroad. The Spring Festival is upon us (actual date is February 19) and I wanted to share a few thoughts in response to a recent post on Inside Philanthropy:

http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2015/1/15/why-foreign-born-alumni-will-be-a-growing-gold-mine-for-coll.html

The contributor writes about what I agree is often an untapped resource: our international alumni. Read More...

CalArts’ Extended Studies Launches Online Portfolio Development Workshop

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Extended Studies launched an Online Animation Portfolio Development Workshop, designed for students who are interested in exploring Concept Design and Visual Development, and enhancing their college application portfolios.

In this workshop, students are encouraged to express their creativity in as many ways as possible. Each week, different illustration styles are examined for inspiration. Students will produce exaggerated character designs that can be used as concepts for future animations, 3D models, graphic novel ideas and gallery work. The students will draw from films to learn about visual composition and story telling. This course focuses less on making perfect drawings and more on giving students an open arena to explore and learn to love drawing while broadening creative ideation and output. Learn More...