Embroidery Workshop this Friday, Nov. 22


The Center for the Arts & Design is hosting an embroidery workshop this Friday, Nov. 22. Participants will learn basic hand embroidery techniques as well as how to design their own pattern. Embroidery can be used for embellishment, creative mending and artwork.

The workshop will be held in Burd 302 from 1-3:30 p.m. All materials will be provided. It is free and open to anyone who wants to participate. Space is limited, so email Polly Evans-Thomas ude.uanerb@1samoht-snavep to reserve your spot.

Sewing workshop Oct. 12-13

Sewing workshop flyer

A two-day, intensive skirt-making workshop is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.

In this sewing workshop, hosted by Brenau’s Center for the Arts & Design, participants will learn the basics of fitting, pattern reading, how to choose appropriate fabric and garment construction. At the end of the weekend, each participant will go home with a skirt they have made.

Cost is $50 per person and includes all materials. Each day includes a one hour lunch break. Space is limited and the event is open to the public, so reserve your spot today.

For registration and more info, contact Polly Evans-Thomas at 770.534.6240 or ude.uanerb@1samoht-snavep.

Free tables From Fine Arts

two blonde wood-finish tables leaning against the wall

Fine Arts has two free Ikea tables available for anyone who is willing to pick them up from Simmons Hall. One table is 5′ x 3′ and the other is 3′ x 2′. They both have their legs and necessary hardware. If you would like to come pick one or both up, email Polly Evans-Thomas at ude.uanerb@1samoht-snavep.

Brenau student wins ASID Foundation scholarship

Laura Harris was awarded the American Society of Interior Designers’ Joel Polsky Academic Achievement Award for $5,000, which recognizes an outstanding interior design research project or thesis project conducted by an undergraduate or graduate student. Laura graduated in May with a Master of Fine Arts in interior design.

Laura’s topic was Designing Educational Facilities for Social Engagement in Adolescent Students. To read Laura’s abstract, please go to the ASID website at asid.org/foundation/scholarship-awardees.

Lecture by visiting professor Zhou, April 16

Chinese Architecture and the Imperial Palace flyerThe Center for the Arts & Design is hosting a lecture on Chinese Architecture and the Imperial Palace. Professor Yaxin “Elaine” Zhou is an interior design professor visiting from Anhui Normal University. She will be speaking from 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 in Disque Lecture Hall.

This lecture is free and everyone is invited. Space is limited so please email ude.uanerb@1samoht-snavep to secure your spot.


Animation Festival Friday, March 8

animation festival March 8, 2019

Brenau University’s Center for the Arts & Design is hosting a free animation festival from 1-10 p.m. this Friday, March 8.

The event begins with workshops, open to Brenau students only, from 1-3 p.m. Students can choose from: Background Illustrations for Animation in the SVAC 302, Writing and Storyboards in Burd 310 or Character Design in the Library Fishbowl.

Afterward, the Brenau community and the public are invited to Pearce Auditorium for a discussion with voice actress Amelia Fischer at 4 p.m. and a 6 p.m. screening of the 2019 Animation Show of Shows, a presentation of 15 of the best animated short films from around the world.

For more information, contact Polly Evans-Thomas at ude.uanerb@1samoht-snavep or 770-534-6240.

Center for the Arts & Design Open House, Feb. 17

The Center for the Arts & Design is hosting an Open House from 1-4 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 17. This event showcases all that the Center for the Arts & Design at Brenau has to offer.

All three gallery spaces — Presidents Gallery, Sellars Gallery and Leo Castelli Gallery — will be open for visitors to immerse themselves in Brenau’s impressive exhibitions. We will also have open studio spaces with interactive demonstrations in our ceramics studio and fashion lab. North Georgia Scissor will be on hand to sharpen shears at a price of $5-$20.

Students and faculty will be on hand to answer any questions. If you have any questions prior to the event, feel free to contact us at ude.uanerb@1samoht-snavep or 770.534.6240.

Jewelry Making Workshop, Jan. 8

The Center for the Arts & Design is hosting a five-Friday mini series on jewelry making. Participants will learn the foundations of jewelry design, construction and embellishment.

The first workshop is from 1-3 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 8, in the Geiger painting and sculpture studio. It will focus on chain making and penny enameling and is free and open to Brenau staff, faculty and students. Please contact Polly Evans-Thomas at ude.uanerb@1samoht-snavep if you have questions or would like to reserve your spot.

Create Your Own Sock Monkey Workshop, Jan. 26

Please join us on Saturday, Jan. 26, for a sock monkey workshop.

In this special workshop, participants will learn how to make their own sock monkeys. Each participant will make two sock monkeys: one to take home and one that will be donated to a local charity. This event is free and open to everyone, although a suggested donation of $5 to the student organization Kappa Pi is welcome.

For more information call 770.534.6240 or view the flyer( PDF). This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the fashion lab (Room 302) of the John S. Burd Center.

Intro to Ceramics Workshop on Friday

This Friday, Nov. 2, the Center for the Arts and Design will be hosting an introduction to ceramics workshop.

Participants will get a brief introduction to a few hand-building techniques using clay taught by Professor Huy Chu. This workshop will take place in the ceramics lab (on the first floor) of the Simmons Visual Arts Center, from 9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.