Center for the Arts & Design Batik Workshop

The Center for the Arts & Design is hosting Friday Workshops again this fall.

The first of these workshops is from 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in room 310 of the Burd Performing Arts Center. Please join Assistant Gallery Director Allison Lauricella to learn the basics of the batik, a dyeing process utilizing a wax resist to create designs on fabric. Everyone will have the opportunity to create a unique design with this process in a variety of colors.

This workshop is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the community. For more information or to let us know you plan to attend please contact Claudia Wilburn at ude.uanerb@nrubliwc or (770) 534-6248.

Indigo Dyeing Workshop with the Center for the Arts & Design

From noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, the Center for the Arts & Design will host an Indigo Dyeing Workshop in the Amphitheater on the Gainesville historic campus.

Indigo dying in a tie-dye patternParticipants will be shown several methods for folding fabric to create patterns while using a non-toxic indigo dying technique. It is a fascinating process and you are welcome to participate or stop by to watch the festivities. This event is free and open to all Brenau University faculty, staff and students.

We have plenty of materials for those who just want to stop in and dye a small fabric item without having to attend the entire workshop. In addition, we will be setting up earlier for anyone who has additional fabric that they would like to dye. Anyone who wants to come early with additional fabric needs to meet at the amphitheater at 11 a.m. to prepare the fabric.

In the case of rain, this workshop will be held in L3 or the Simmons Visual Arts Center. Contact Claudia Wilburn at ude.uanerb@nrubliwc for questions or for additional information on this workshop.

Learn to Knit: Knitting workshop Sept. 7

The Center for the Arts & Design is hosting several workshops this fall and the first one is open to all Brenau faculty, staff and students. We are partnering with Brenau Student Services and the Director for Military & Veteran Affairs for a knitting workshop.

This workshop will be lead by the Fashion Design Program Director Dr. Robin Carufel. She will be focusing on two elements; How to Knit a Scarf and How to Knit a Hat. Our hope is that once you learn how to knit, you would will knit a scarf and/or a hat that will be donated this November to Operation Gratitude.

Operation Gratitude is a service that sends care packages filled with entertainment, hygiene and handmade items, non-perishable snacks, and personal letters of appreciation to U.S. troops, first responders, veterans, military families and wounded heroes and their caregivers. Learn more at

The knitting workshop is this Friday, Sept. 7, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and will be held in the Fashion Lab on the Gainesville campus. The Fashion Lab is in the Burd Center and is room 302. How to Knit a Scarf will begin at 9:30 a.m. and participants are encouraged to participate in the full workshop. How to Knit a Hat will be taught starting at 10:30 a.m. If you have never knit before please come to the 9:30 a.m. demo; if you are a pro or dabble in the craft, we would love to have the extra guidance for the beginners at the 9:30 demo. Dr. Carufel will work with the participants who have some knowledge and want to improve by discussing knitting patterns.

How to Knit a Hat will be geared towards participants who already have some knowledge of knitting. If you have your own knitting needles, please bring them. The Center for the Arts & Design will provide a small variety of knitting needles for the workshop, but you will need to acquire your own set to finish a hat or scarf for donation.

This workshop is free and open to all Brenau faculty, staff and students. There is no registration required for this event.

Position Opening: Office and Lab Manager for Art & Design and Interior Design

Office and Lab Manager for Art & Design and Interior Design
Full-time Staff

Position Content:

This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an “all inclusive” list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, Brenau University reserves the right to modify, and/or remove duties and assign duties as necessary.

Job Duties and Responsibilities: Coordinates administrative duties for the chairs of the Art & Design and Interior Design departments and assists departments’ students. Provides administrative support for faculty and adjuncts of the departments; monitors and resolves issues with departments’ labs/resources at the Gainesville and Norcross campuses; manages work study students and building needs. Provides general office duties. Maintains professional appearance and is responsible and discreet. This position is located primarily at the Gainesville campus, but does require occasional travel to the Norcross campus and occasional later hours for department events.

Minimum Requirements:

This position requires a proactive attitude; participation in a variety of campus events; excellent writing and computing skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel); excellent office management and organizational skills; excellent interpersonal skills, including strong telephone manners and the ability to work with diverse groups such as administrators, students and faculty; and knowledge of the higher education structure. The manager must be able to provide secretarial services, maintain accurate records, complete tasks in a timely manner, maintain confidentiality and be willing and able to learn new skills related to the position. College degree and a minimum of two years’ experience as an office and lab manager are preferred.

For the full description, please refer to the listing posted at

Size North America Bus Open to Community

Size North America is holding a nationwide survey to get a better look at body measurements on citizens all across North America, and you can be a part of it! From Monday, March 12, to Friday, March 23, the Art & Design department is hosting a Size World scan event at Brenau University.

The purpose of the survey is to help industries make products that better reflect the varying and body shapes and sizes today. It uses new 3D technology housed in its mobile Size World bus, which will be on the Brenau campus outside the Trustee Library, 625 Academy St.

Tuesday, March 13, the bus will be open to the Brenau community for tours. Anyone interested in learning more and seeing the equipment is welcome to stop by, no appointment needed.

Over the next two weeks, all are welcome to get their bodies scanned by the new technology. Size World will be at Brenau between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily to scan people ages 6-75. They are specifically looking for students to assist in surveying the body image of the millennials in the interest of creating the best fit possible for companies all over the nation.

To get more information on the company and what all is involved in the survey, visit To sign up for an appointment, visit the website or scan the QR code on the flyer, fill out the questionnaire that is emailed to you, and choose what time and date best fits your schedule. The survey appointment takes about 15 minutes and is done to benefit industries and companies everywhere. Each participant will receive a $20 Visa gift card upon completion of the survey.