Edinboro Art Day


Edinboro Art Day

At Edinboro University, we feel that learning about, experiencing, and creating ART is a great way to spend our time. We are glad that you do too! We look forward to being with you for Edinboro Art Day on Friday, April 16.

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8:45-9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:00-9:45 a.m. Session 1 – Choose between 3 Demonstrations/Discussions
10:00-10:45 a.m. Session 2 – Choose between 3 Demonstrations/Discussions
11:00-12:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion with EU Alumni (Bring your lunch!)

12:15-12:30 p.m. Q&A and Wrap Up with Current EU Students


Schedule Details

8:45 a.m. Welcome     View Recording

Professor Cappy Counard and  Dr. Mary Elizabeth Meier will welcome you to Edinboro Art Day with a bit of conversation and some incredible artwork made by current EU students.

9:00 a.m.

Session 1

Being an Illustrator     View Recording
Are you interested in learning more about becoming an Illustrator but not sure where to start?   Join Illustration Professor Michelle Vitali as she uses examples of student work to talk about the variety of approaches and media that are used in the field of Illustration, as well as the many career paths for an Illustrator.

Action!     View Recording
Are you interested in learning how drawings become animated shorts? Tune in to a presentation by Animation Professor Brad Pattullo, who specializes in hand-drawn and stop-motion animation, as he walks through the steps involved in using animation software to make a drawing come to life.

The Motion of Water     View Recording
Would you like to know more about how Computer Generated Imagery works? Join Assistant Computer Animation Professor Karabo Legwaila, who specializes in computer animation, as he shows how to use animation software to create a simulation of the motion of water or fabric.

10:00 a.m.

Session 2

Unusual Spoons     View Recording
Have you heard the expression “Born with a silver spoon…? Follow along as Jewelry and Metalsmithing Professor Sue Amendolara shows images of her step-by-step process for creating her animal-themed baby spoons. Using sweat soldering and other traditional silversmithing techniques, she will show different ways to create definition, form, and detail in the handle of the spoon, as well as shaping and planishing the bowl of the spoon.

Sketchbook Strategies     View Recording
Do you often carry a sketchbook with you? Sketchbooks can serve as an essential tool for idea generation and development. Join Drawing and Painting Professor Geoff Beadle as he discusses strategies to visually brainstorm, record observations, document experiences, and translate these into creative concepts. Participants will be provided with a variety of prompts and projects to help you get started building your own collection of ideas as a visual artist. Make sure to have your sketchbook and drawing materials (pencils, pens, markers, etc.) ready to go for this workshop!

Socially Engaged Art Can Change the World
Are you interested in using Socially Engaged Art to strengthen relationships and improve your community? Today, artists are using food, posters, installations, real estate, political campaigns, legal actions and more to create socially engaged artworks. Join in as Sculpture Professor and Bruce Gallery Director Lisa Austin discusses how artists both throughout history and today have used art as a tool to work for positive change, bring communities together, and foster understanding and collaboration.

11:00 a.m.

 EU Art Alumni Panel Discussion

Living a Creative Life     View Recording
Meet graduates of the EU Art Department who have found exciting and fulfilling careers in the Arts. Get a glimpse into their daily routines and learn how they found success after graduation. Drawing and Painting Professor Terry McKelvey will moderate as the discussion unfolds.

12:15 p.m.

Q & A with Current EU Art Students

As we wrap up our day together, take this chance to ask any questions that you may have. Current EU Art Students will join the conversation to share their experiences in a University Art Department.