AAC Students Participate in Lexington Comic Con

AAC Illustration students had a blast this year at Lexington Comic Con selling their own comics, prints, t-shirts, etc.  How could we not have fun with over 20,000 visitors at the con, media stars like William Shatner, George Takei (Star Trek), and Melissa McBride (The Walking Dead), and artists like Jim Mahfood (Tank Girl)?  Students involved include Shane Hatfield, Chrissy Mullins, Emily Combs, Derrick Dankwa, Heavena Bristow (Linewerk), and Derek Alderfer.  Alumna Hannah Graff, and faculty member Ken Henson also participated.

 

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AAC Master of Arts in Art Education Faculty Honored by NAEA

On behalf of the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Master of Arts in Art Education program, I would like to congratulate Dr. Judi Haynes on her 2014 Kentucky Art Educator of the Year Award, presented by the National Art Education Association. Judi has served our program for nearly 20 years. She was instrumental to the formation of the Master of Arts in Art Education degree program and has guided a generation of art teachers through their studies at the graduate level.

Judi’s great enthusiasm and commitment to her students have contributed to her success as an educator who can teach effectively across generations. It is rare to find a teacher who can engage and educate both elementary students and graduate students. This range has allowed Judi to touch the creative lives of thousands whom she has taught directly and thousands more whom she influences through her work in higher education. Judi’s topic areas of art criticism and aesthetics are foundational to art education, and her work in the Art Academy’s MAAE program provides today’s art educators the resources to integrate these vital elements into art curricula at primary and secondary educational levels.

We are pleased that Judi has received regional and national recognition for her important work. Visit www.arteducators.org for information on the National Art Education Association.

Keith Benjamin (BFA ’89)

Chair of the MAAE Program

AAC New York Trip Recap

 

40 students and 6 faculty members of the AAC embarked on a journey to New York City from March 5th – 9th to come face to face with the leading edge of contemporary art.  While there, the Armory Show, Volta NY, Spring Break Show, Whitney Biennial, Brucennial, Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 50+ galleries in the Chelsea neighborhood, and countless other institutions of art were experienced by the Art Academy Community in the most educationally purposeful co-curricular activity of the year.   Check out the picture slide show of the excursion as seen through students’ mobil devices below.

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AAC Open House- Presidents’ Day 2.17.14

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Learn why the AAC is the unique art school experience for you! 100% handcrafted art school experience! This is YOUR CHANCE to meet Art Academy faculty and current students!
We will also be conducting portfolio reviews for high school seniors & college transfers in order to fulfill the admissions portfolio requirement. Please call in advance to schedule a review. To learn more about what to include in your portfolio, please follow this link.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Faculty Conduct Portfolio Reviews (Please call in advance to schedule a review)
9:30 a.m. Campus Tours Available
11:30 to 11:55 a.m. Light Lunch and refreshments in the Commons
12:00 p.m. Faculty Panel Discussion & BFA Overview
12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Admissions Next Steps
1:30 p.m. Financial Aid Overview/AAC Student Chat
2:00 p.m. Campus Tours Depart

Come see what the Art Academy has to offer you!

Faculty will speak about our BFA program, curriculum and majors and new minor in
Creative Writing as well as new classes in Animation and Film/Video
Hear directly from Art Academy students about their experiences
Admissions Next Steps
Tuition/costs and scholarship/financial aid
Campus/Housing Tours

RSVP by email to admissions@artacademy.edu or call the Admissions Office at 513-562-8740.

Be sure to provide your name, phone number, mailing address,
and the number of people attending the event. If you would like
a portfolio review please advise us when you RSVP.

We look forward to meeting you!

Design Matters- an Open House for Future Design Students

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Design Matters speaks to the importance of Design at the Art Academy of Cincinnati!
Tomorrow, Saturday, February 8, 9am

This Open House event is dedicated to all students seeking Design as their college major. Hear directly from Art Academy Design students, faculty and alumni about their experiences in our BFA Design program and life after.
  • Learn why our Design major is unique as it is situated in Cincinnati, an international design/print mecca
  • Learn how we integrate other important studio disciplines into the mainstream study of design for unique opportunities
  • Understand how collaboration and individual focus at the Art Academy are key for future success
  • Appreciate studying at a college that only specializes in preparing designers and artists

RSVP your attendance to admissions@artacademy.edu or call 513-562-8740.