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The Art Institute of Houston

4140 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027   |    1.713.623.2040

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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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College Bound is an 11-week college experience for high school juniors and seniors to connect with others that share your interests while taking college level courses designed to help you grow, discover yourself, and create something awesome.

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Pursue your creative education in a city with a rich cultural and historical heritage

Pursue your creative education in a city with a rich cultural and historical heritage

For nearly 50 years, The Art Institute of Houston has provided creative educations in this thriving city. Here, students have the opportunity to challenge their creativity in a region known for its strong business community and commitment to the arts.

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Courses Restaurant

Our facility includes Courses Restaurant, where diners may enjoy meals prepared by aspiring chefs under the direction of chef instructors. This hands-on experience plays an important role in the development of future culinary leaders. Our students gain this valuable experience through the helpfulness of our friends in the community.

The restaurant serves both lunch and dinner. We are also able to provide service for meetings and special events of up to 45 people.

Alcoholic beverages may not be brought to the restaurant, and alcohol is not served with meals.

Please call 713.353.3644 or e-mail Chef Stephen Griffin at sgriffin@aii.edu, if you would like to be included in our weekly e-mail broadcast describing upcoming dinner menus. We look forward to seeing you at Courses!

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The Art Institute of Houston Grad to Cook-Up Dinner at ChefDance The Art Institute of Houston Grad to Cook-Up Dinner at ChefDance

(HOUSTON, TX January 2016) – Chef Jonathon LeBlanc, a 2003 graduate from The Art Institute of Houston with an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts, is participating in ChefDance, a culinary event that coincides with the Sundance Film Festival. This year’s event features five chefs from across the country, with Chef LeBlanc creating the dinner on Tuesday, January 26. Below is a link to the schedule of events. 

ChefDance was developed in 2004 and since that time has worked with more than 70 celebrity chefs. ChefDance dinners are by invitation only. 

http://www.chefdance.com/2016-chefdance-lineup/ 

The Art Institute of Houston 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 Houston, 4140 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027. © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/479 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Houston 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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Campus Hosts Gallery Show of Acclaimed Chinese Photographer Campus Hosts Gallery Show of Acclaimed Chinese Photographer

WHAT:
The Art Institute of Houston will host a gallery exhibit of photography by Chinese photographer Adam Wong. The exhibit, “Impressions of China,” will feature a collection of his work.

WHO:
Adam Wong’s photography has been seen in publications such as National Geographic and Reader’s Digest, and his works are collected by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Guangdong Museum of Art, in Guangdong, China. His awards include a gold medal from the Photographic Society of America and an honorable mention from the International Photography Awards. He has also been named to the Photographic Society of America’s “Who’s Who in Photography” list as one of the top ten in world photography. During the reception Wong will be on hand to speak about his work. 

To check out some of Wong’s work, visit http://www.adamwongphotography.com/

The exhibit is sponsored by The Art Institute of Houston and the China Society of Overseas Chinese Photo in Beijing.

WHERE:
The Art Institute of Houston
4140 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

WHEN:
Wednesday, January 13 – Friday, January 22, 2016
Reception with Adam Wong: Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:30-7:00 pm

Open to the public at no charge.

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 713.623.2040.

The Art Institute of Houston 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 Houston, 4140 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027. © 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 Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Houston 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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Where Can You Check Out Brand New Games Created in Just 48 Hours?  Global Game Jam Houston, Of Course! Where Can You Check Out Brand New Games Created in Just 48 Hours? Global Game Jam Houston, Of Course!

WHAT: 
Global Game Jam Houston is one of more than 500 jam sites around the world participating in Global Game Jam (GGJ), the largest game creation event in the world.  Now in its fifth year, Global Game Jam Houston once again challenges local students, developers and game enthusiasts to take their gaming ideas from conception to playable prototype in just 48 hours.

WHO:  
The Houston jam site is hosted at The Art Institute of Houston and is open to anyone interested in gaming, from students to professionals.

WHEN: 
January 29-31, 2016, beginning at 5:00 pm on Friday and ending at 5:00 pm on Sunday.

WHERE: 
The Art Institute of Houston
4140 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

*What to expect: Throughout the weekend you can get photos and video footage of gaming enthusiasts creating and programming games.  

Last year, 28,000 registered participants from 78 countries participated at 518 Global Game Jam sites.  The event promotes global collaboration and teamwork, with all GGJ participants rallying around a central theme that is unknown until the day of the jam.  GGJ Houston is a unique opportunity for people to push their creative skills and challenge their way of working.  The 48-hour time frame is meant to help encourage creative thinking and result in innovative and experimental games.   

For additional information on GGJ Houston, or to sign up for the jam, visit http://globalgamejam.org/2016/jam-sites/houston-global-game-jam.

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 713.623.2040.

The Art Institute of Houston 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 Houston, 4140 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027. © 2015 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 Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Houston 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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The Art Institute of Houston Partners with Spring Branch Independent School District The Art Institute of Houston Partners with Spring Branch Independent School District

(HOUSTON, TX January 2016) - The Art Institute of Houston has partnered with Spring Branch Independent School District to provide chef training to students at The Guthrie Center, an elective campus offering career training and college preparation.  There are 25 high school students in the class, all with at least one year of culinary instruction.  Faculty from The Art Institute of Houston will provide instruction, inspiration and give these students the opportunity to reach the next level in their training.

As part of the partnership and sponsorship, The Art Institute of Houston will provide chefs coats, pants, hats, neckerchiefs and aprons to all students.  Lessons being offered include, but are not limited to, knife skills, pasta cookery, roasting lab, stewing lab, mystery basket skills and a final luncheon at the end of the 23rd week.

The Art Institute of Houston 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 Houston, 4140 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027. © 2015 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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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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Reema Farra

Reema Farra

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Joe Pierzchajlo

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Ashley Rentfrow Jenabzadeh

Ashley Rentfrow Jenabzadeh

Assistant Buyer , Academy Sports and Outdoors

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Raquel Damico

Raquel Damico

Executive Chef, Ranch Market in Pondok Indah

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Ashley Ayres

Ashley Ayres

Graphic Designer, HILL

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