August 4, 2010
Let your voice be heard!
Share your thoughts on your satisfaction with being a student at AiPD
11:45 am at the Culinary Building in Room 301 and 4:45 pm in Room 219
Dear Students, Staff and Faculty: The City of Portland is hosting a summer recreation program for kids at Brooklyn Park (east end of the Ross Island Bridge on Milwaukie Avenue, 2 blocks south of Powell Boulevard) from June 28 through August 19. The program operates Monday through Friday from 1 to 9 p.m.
The program is looking for volunteers to lead arts & crafts sessions with the children (roughly 8 to 13 years of age). The volunteers will come up with ideas for activities and will have access to unlimited materials.
Below are some examples of activities that have been done in the past as well as a partial list of accessible materials: Activities · Making jewelry · Creating dragon flies out of popsicle sticks · Painting/coloring · Creating murals Materials · Yarn · Paint/markers · Pipe cleaners · Crate paper/construction paper · Sand · Clothes pins · Glue · Popsicle sticks · Hundreds of other materials.
Volunteers will work with the children twice a week for two-hours. There is no set time for arts & crafts, so the volunteers can choose what hours they would like to work. You do not have to commit for the entire summer to volunteer. You can volunteer for as little as one session up to volunteering for the entire program.
At the end of the summer the City of Portland will award volunteers a certificate honoring them for their service, and verifying the number of hours they volunteered.
For more information or to sign up, please contact Craig Montag at 503-246-1997.
A Feast for the Eyes fashion show, The Art Institute of Portland’s 12th annual event benefiting the Creative Arts Scholarship Fund was held at the Oregon Convention Center on June 5th, 2010.
Runway shots may be seen HERE
Backstage and pre-show shots may be seen HERE
Paparazzi and red carpet shots may be seen HERE
Art Student Volunteers Use Talents to Help Others
When staff members at Lowcountry Food Bank were searching for volunteers to lend a hand at their annual Chef’s Feast fundraising gala last year, they called on The Art Institute of Charleston.
Culinary students and faculty from the school supported the cause by preparing and serving meals. Design students also volunteered – they painted a mural at a new Lowcountry Food Bank facility as a tribute to the nonprofit organization, which offers hunger relief resources and services. It was an impressive display of “art at work,” says D. Jermaine Husser, Executive Director of Lowcountry Food Bank.
“We are fortunate to have the Art Institute of Charleston in our community,” Husser says. “The students come from all over the country, and bring to our organization various talents, gifts, and intellect to help us improve the human condition of all our clients.”
The food bank story provides just a few examples of how students majoring in a variety of artistic disciplines are volunteering their skills and talents. At schools such as The Art Institutes, volunteerism is encouraged as a positive way for students to express themselves creatively.
“We definitely have a mindset that giving back is the right thing to do and we want students to be connected to the Charleston community,” shares Paige Canaday Crone, public relations director at The Art Institute of Charleston. “While they are helping our community, they are building on their work skills.”
Crone says that in addition to the Chef’s Feast gala and the mural, students at her school have volunteered for events ranging from fashion shows to art exhibition fundraisers.
“At (Charleston) Fashion Week, the photography students were in the photographer’s pit with international professional photographers,” Crone offers. “The interior design students designed the press lounge, and fashion and retail management students interned year-long with the Fashion Week staff. So, volunteering can offer a lot of experience that is relevant to careers.”
Web Raising is another volunteering event that gives art and design students an opportunity to hone their professional skills. Offered at various Art Institute school locations, it challenges student volunteers to develop a website for a local nonprofit organization and launch the site during the Web Raising event. The activity is reminiscent of the old-fashioned barn raising, an event where a community comes together to assemble a barn for one of its households. During Web Raising, students tackle situations they could encounter in the workplace.
“Web Raising is a really great way for students to gain valuable experience,” says Griffin Walker, a Web Design and Interactive Media instructor at The Art Institute of Portland. He serves as an advisor for the Web Raising project at the Portland school.
“We get a full range of students — from sophomore to senior levels — so there is a lot of mentoring in these events with the experienced students helping the inexperienced students,” Walker adds.
The Web Raising event is the culmination of months of hard work.
“Each year, we get inquiries from nonprofits asking us to help them with their web presence either by redesigning a site that does exist or producing a new site,” explains Ameeta Jadav, department chair of Web Design and Interactive Media at The Art Institute of Atlanta and Web Raising advisor. “We do a preliminary requirements analysis and if we feel students can handle the request, we choose the nonprofit.”
Volunteers are divided into teams and experience a crash course in teamwork and customer relations. Since each nonprofit has different web goals and resources, teams must provide maintainable interactive solutions for their assigned organization.
Both Walker and Jadav say their Web Raising projects have supported a wide range of non-profit organizations.
“In total, we have worked with 84 organizations since 1999. We have worked with arts organizations, organizations that work with the homeless or those that help women or children,” Jadav says of Web Raising at The Art Institute of Atlanta.
Sometimes alumni come back to volunteer for Web Raising by serving as consultants to the student teams. Alicia Scarborough, an alumna of The Art Institute of Atlanta, participated in Web Raising as a student and has continued to volunteer after graduating. Now working as a user interface developer at Moxie Interactive in Atlanta, she knows firsthand how volunteer work can pay off in the workplace.
“Deadline, that is one of the most important things we learn as well as customer satisfaction,” she says.
Scarborough’s views are similar to those of Topher Kohan, also an alumnus of The Art Institute of Atlanta.
“I took part in Web Raising all four years I was at The Art Institute of Atlanta,” says Kohan, a search engine optimization coordinator for CNN.com. “I saw a direct effect of giving my time and knowledge to help others. I know what it can do for the people I am helping and also how that can help me be better at what I do.
“Now I find time to volunteer whenever I can.”
Read the entire article HERE
Guests mingled with designers, press, and sponsors for this year’s Fashion Show (“A Feast for the Eyes”) and Silent Auction. Culinary students from The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Portland prepared special hors d’oeuvres and desserts.
A Feast for the Eyes will take place on Saturday, June 5th at the Oregon Convention Center.
Tickets on sale now: www.thefineartoffashion.org
Photos: Lulu Hoeller
Student Club meetings today at The Art Institute of Portland:
STAC meeting: 4:45-5:30 pm, Room 305, All students are welcome to attend
brashCreative Advertising Club meeting, 4:45-5:50 pm, Room 221
Interior Design Club meeting, 12:00-12:45 pm, Room 378
Today at The Art Institute of Portland!
Learn how you can get involved outside of the classroom, meet student organization leaders, and get information about various services available to students.
11:45 am-12:45 pm
Open Space, 2nd Floor
FREE FOOD AND PRIZES!!!
"Death Goes Green" wins a spot amongst international awardees!
For the third year running, the students of the Winter quarter Documentary Production class won a position among the International Documentary Challenge 2010 finalists!
The film, “Death Goes Green,” an intimate portrait of the pioneers of Oregon’s green burial movement, will premiere at the prestigious Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on May 2nd, where the film is up for additional commendations.
The students would like to thank the Art Institute for its support of the project; especially Janet McIntyre and the DFV Department, Kate Jundt and STAC, Ron Engeldinger and the Education Department, and Eztrella Armijo and the Equipment Cage.
They would also like to thank Doc Challenge “alumni” who contributed their time, talent and treasure to the effort— it takes a village to make a seven-minute documentary in five days!
You are invited to check out the project website at:
And, the Doc Challenge site at:
There was a sneak preview of the film at the Graduation Screening at the Hollywood Theatre last week, but if you missed that, there will be a local Doc Challenge screening in the coming weeks (also at the Hollywood). There will also be an on-campus screening this Summer quarter of “Death Goes Green,” as well as our other fine submission, “Into the Sea,” which chronicles the history of an Oregon seaside resort that fell into the ocean last century, and a current town that is likewise threatened by coastal erosion.
Today, March 26th, 2009
The Art Institute of Portland’s Winter Term 2010 Graduation at The Governor Hotel
614 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205
4:00 p.m. (Graduates need to be at the hotel by 3:30 p.m.)
Talented Baking and Pastry students display their creations for review during their final class of the quarter at The International Culinary School of The Art Institute of Portland.
Learn more about The Art Institute of Portland: http://www.artinstitute-portland.com
Photos: Lulu Hoeller
Tuesday, February 2 and Thursday, February 4
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Student Commons 3rd floor
Gliffik will be recruiting on-campus with the goal of talking to students about marketing opportunities for themselves. Learn to create and sell your own designs. Gliffik provides a great resource for students who have ideas and designs, but haven’t yet had the opportunity (or means) to promote and market them. No resume necessary.
Summer 2010 Study Abroad Programs Informational Meetings
Wednesday, January 27th - 12:00 PM
Monday February 1st - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, February 3rd - 12:30 PM
Meet in lobby, 1st Floor
Contact Stephanie Auerbach (email@example.com) or John Kenny (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Academic Advisors, 3rd floor - for more information
US Census On-Campus Recruitment
Wednesday, January 27th and Thursday January 28th
11:30 am – 12:45 pm
3rd floor Student Commons
The US Census will be recruiting AiPD students for $15.25/hr temp work. This is a 20-40 hour work week from early March through early June. Please stop by to inquire. No resume necessary.
CORALINE was nominated for the People’s Choice & International 3D Society’s Favorite Animated 3D Film of 2009 Award and we could sure use your support. We have until January 23 - the day when the winner will be announced - to collect as many votes as possible.
To vote, click on the link below and “vote for CORALINE” then - if you feel so inclined - forward the email to your friends / family and ask them to vote for CORALINE.
Here’s the link: http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/influence/Animated3D/