By Thom Glick
This past weekend, CCAD Admissions kicked off the new school year with its annual Visual Arts Information Day (VAID).
Historically, VAID has meant sitting in the auditorium watching hours of back-to-back presentations. This year, we wanted to be more interactive. Sure it started in the auditorium with some opening remarks, info on our academic program, and a presentation from one of our students, Haley Fischer, on the recent ambitious student-driven project FORTHMADE.
But soon things got interesting: everyone was free to explore. Each of the academic programs hosted booths, which allowed participants to ask questions and get their hands dirty—Fashion Design had scarf dying, Illustration demoed how to draw caricatures, and Industrial Design showed off our new Fab Lab (which is full of 3D printers).
But it wasn’t all serious. Guests could dunk an admissions rep at the dunk tank, help paint a color-by-number mural, play games at the CD102.5 booth, pet a llama at the petting zoo, and there were awesome raffle prizes to close the show.
All-in-all, the event was a success! I hope to see our guests back on campus to meet with our admissions counselors and, if you weren’t able to make it, be sure to check out our future events.
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