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The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
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The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

1799 S.E. 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-3013   |    1.954.463.3000

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Our degree programs in the areas of Design, Media Arts, Fashion, and Culinary help you focus your talents and explore what you’re passionate about. In our collaborative environment, our instructors will guide and mentor you as we help you build the skills you need to start your creative career.

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For 47 years, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale has helped students to pursue creative careers.

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The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale's proximity to beaches provides endless creative inspiration for students. The city has a small town feel with all of the cultural amenities of a larger region—and Miami is just a short drive away.

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Chef’s Palette Café and Grill

Chef's Palette Café and Grill is a student-run restaurant that's open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Chef's Palette Café and Grill serves as the dining lab for students in the culinary program, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content. In 2005, Chef's Palette Café and Grill won an American Culinary Federation Achievement of Excellence award.

Culinary students nourish and delight patrons while taking the final steps on their path to becoming culinary professionals. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, Chef's Palette Café and Grill is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact Chef's Palette Café and Grill at 954.760.7957.

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Alum featured in Gold Coast Fort Lauderdale Magazine Alum featured in Gold Coast Fort Lauderdale Magazine

Ruben Ubiera, who in 1996 earned an Associate of Science in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, was featured in the April 2016 edition of Gold Coast Fort Lauderdale magazine.

The article, “The Soul of a City,” discusses Ubiera’s new genre of graffiti-based artwork that takes traditional forms of graffiti and transforms them into images and colors that tell a story. The article mentions Ubiera’s childhood in the Dominican Republic as the basis for his new storytelling technique.

Ubiera also discusses the changes taking place in traditional art and the need for conventional galleries to be more open to non-traditional artists.

Read the article here. This is a link to the complete magazine, the article is title “The Soul of a City”: http://www.mirabelsmagazinecentral.com/DigitalEdition/index.html?id=2529d35e-c6ac-47b3-8a70-9a8885c8ee24.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/464 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature. 

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Fashion Design Student Showcased as Featured Artist on WeaveUp.com Fashion Design Student Showcased as Featured Artist on WeaveUp.com

Laura Lafrance, who is working toward a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, was recently showcased as a Featured Artist on the website WeaveUp.com.

Working with the Valley Forge Fabrics, Inc., Lefrance took part in the WeaveUp design program and submitted her patterns to the site for sale to retailers. Her designs were created and produced while she was taking courses at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.

Valley Forge Fabrics, Inc. is the world’s largest supplier of decorative fabrics for the hospitality industry. The organization partnered with WeaveUp to provide a platform for designers to connect with artists directly, enabling customers to search easily through inspiring art and patterns, and empowering the users with control over the customization process.

For more information on Lefrance’s designs, visit
https://www.facebook.com/LafranceDesigns/

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 1799 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-3013. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/459 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature. 

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Fort Lauderdale Fashion Director named to Fashion Week Board of Directors Fort Lauderdale Fashion Director named to Fashion Week Board of Directors

Sheila Walden, fashion director at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, was recently named to the Board of Directors for Fort Lauderdale Fashion Week. In her new position, Walden will be responsible for talent recruitment and event support.

The Fort Lauderdale Fashion Week showcase takes place on Saturday, April 23. Fashion students will support the event as volunteers and gain hands-on experience in fashion event planning.

Fort Lauderdale Fashion Week aspires to create a series of shows and events that connect fashion lovers to varied designers and their concepts. One of the major goals of the fashion week is to support and expose designers, fashion schools, make-up artist, photographers, and model. The organization aims to provide emerging designers with a space to showcase them in a beautiful, fun and creative atmosphere.

Walden was recently interviewed by BYTV about the school’s participation in Fort Lauderdale Fashion Week. The interview can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/159446243.

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 1799 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-3013. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature.

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“Trendy Traders” program donates to Covenant House Fort Lauderdale “Trendy Traders” program donates to Covenant House Fort Lauderdale

Fashion students at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale recently participated in the “Trendy Traders” program—resulting in a donation of $160 and 30 bags of clothing to the Covenant House of Fort Lauderdale.

Sponsored by the school’s Fashion department, “Trendy Traders” takes place each quarter. The program allows students and staff to purchase gently-worn clothing for just $1. Students gathered the used clothing items and sold them every Tuesday during the month of February. The project aims to help students learn the fundamentals of fashion retailing, from product supply to marketing and sales.

The Covenant House is a shelter for run-away and homeless children. The money donated will help to support programming for the organization while the clothes will go directly to the children living in the shelter.

Trendy Traders was recently featured on WSVN’s Deco Drive for its unique combination of learning and charity. View the story here: http://www.wsvn.com/story/31154919/trendy-traders.

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 1799 S.E. 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-3013. ©2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature.

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Notable alumni

Learn more from some of our grads who’ve made a name for themselves as they talk about their education, their careers, what Creativity for Life means to them, and their advice for aspiring creative professionals.

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Steven Ruddy

Steven Ruddy

Lead Creative Director, MyLynko.com

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Dane Hosler

Dane Hosler

Lead 3D Developer, Resolve Maritime Academy

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Rich Achaia

Rich Achaia

Executive Chef , Sanctuary Cafe

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Lila Rivera

Lila Rivera

Head Designer , Lila Nikole Collection

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Candice Grace Masters

Candice Grace Masters

Owner and producer, Broken Peanut Media

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