Art And Design

Aerial view of Polly Apfelbaum's hands glazing ceramic works in progress

Feb 1, 2021 Molly Foster

Artist in Residence: Polly Apfelbaum
Arcadia University student Mya Brown

Jan 27, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Brown ’21 Uses Design Skills to Help Small Businesses, Nonprofits

Mya Brown ’21 had dreamed of being a surgeon to help those suffering from Hydrocephalus, which is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the cavities of the brain. However, after her first year at Arcadia University, she found her passion for art and will graduate this May with a...

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Dec 22, 2020 Matthew Borgen

Nothing Is So Humble: Prints from Everyday Objects
Red sweatshirt showing Skolka's dog wearing a face mask design

Dec 14, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Skolka ’21 Helps Animal Rescue Raise Funds This Holiday Season

Graphic Design major Courtney Skolka ’21 thought her recent Visual Communications project wouldn’t go any further than the classroom. However, after sharing her design with Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia, they’ve collaborated to launch a fundraising campaign this holiday season. Until...

Mia Woo making a ceramic pumpkin

Mia Woo Dec 6, 2020 7:00 pm

VLOG: DIY Ceramic Pumpkin Tutorial

Here, I give a step-by-step tutorial to make your own jack-o-lantern style pumpkin out of clay! We're all looking for something new to do while we're quarantined at home. Why not pick up a new craft?

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Nov 9, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Academic Affairs Awards Innovation Grants

Academic Affairs awarded 13 proposals for initial or continued funding this year through the Innovative Programming Grants.  These awards, which were established in 2018, identify areas for growth and support pioneering opportunities. Faculty and staff members who proposed particularly...

Floral postcards designed by Arcadia University professor Betsey Batchelor

Oct 23, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Batchelor Uses Art to Promote Democratic Voting

“In 2018, I had a call to action to combat this political despair,” said Betsey Batchelor, associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts at Arcadia University, who has joined thousands of other activists encouraging Democrats to vote in the upcoming election through Postcards to Voters. “While...

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Oct 19, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Graphic Design Students Get Real World Experience with Ambler Theater

Going to the movies might be a little different these days, but Arcadia’s senior graphic design students are collaborating with the Ambler Theater to ensure the show goes on.  Courtney Skolka '21, Madison Cline '21, Christopher Reistle '21, Mya Brown '21, and Davida (Vi) Derry...

Arcadia University student Cheyenne Peterson

Oct 14, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Junior Olympian Peterson-Gurak ’24, Now an Arcadia Knight

By Katherine Haines '21 As a Junior Olympian, first-year Bachelor of Fine Arts student Cheyenne Peterson-Gurak ’24 has learned a couple of life lessons: the importance of staying true to herself and persevering through failure.  Peterson-Gurak began competing in the Junior Olympics...

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Oct 14, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Manzella Adapts Printmaking Class for Virtual Learning

What do you get when you combine an etching needle, a plexiglass plate, ink, a shopping cart wheel, and paper towels? An intaglio press—just one of the three portable presses that Adjunct Professor of Visual and Fine Arts Jennifer Manzella built and mailed to students in her Advanced Printmaking...

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Sep 29, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Misher Innovates Learning for Students of All Ages

“I think that there’s just new ways that we won’t let go of,” said Karen Misher ’88, associate professor of Art and Design, as well as founder and Board chair of A Step Up Academy. “We’re not going back to the old classroom anytime soon, and I think that when we do, it’ll be a new version...