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The Art Institute of Phoenix

2233 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021-2859   |    1.602.331.7500

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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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The Art Institute of Phoenix has provided creative educations for over 15 years. With strong old west, Native American, and Mexican influences, Phoenix offers sun-filled days and abundant nightlife.

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Gallery Café

Gallery Café is a student-run restaurant that's open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Phoenix, Gallery Café serves as the dining lab for students in the culinary program, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.

Under the direction of professional chef instructors, 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, Gallery Café is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact Gallery Café on Monday – Friday between 8 am and 4 pm at 602.331.7500. Email ncoughlin@aii.edu to be put on the menu mailing list.

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The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons

The Art Institute of Michigan is teaming up with the Rachael Ray Show to provide cooking lessons to the students enrolled at Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program. During filming of the Rachael Ray Show’s Thanksgiving episode, on Monday, November 16, Ray unveiled a completely renovated kitchen for the students, complete with new appliances and a study space. To help Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program get the most out of this new kitchen, The Art Institute of Michigan is going to provide four lessons/demos on healthy eating and nutrition at the gym throughout the next year. 

Three culinary instructors from The Art Institute of Michigan appeared on the show to announce the gift of the cooking lessons, and the episode will air Wednesday, November 25. In the Detroit area, please tune into WDIV-TV at 2pm. For additional times and channels, visit http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/show-info/showtimes/.

For more information on Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, visit http://downtownyouthboxing.org/

Read more about the filming on Detroit Free Press:  http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/11/16/rachel-ray-laila-ali-downtown-detroit-boxing-gym/75905200/

The Art Institute of Michigan 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 Michigan, 28175 Cabot Drive, Novi, MI 48377. © 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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Winner of National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month Recipe Contest Announced Winner of National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month Recipe Contest Announced

National Peanut Board (NPB), in partnership with Culinary degree programs at The Art Institutes system of schools launched a recipe contest to celebrate National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month in November, encouraging students to develop a creative peanut butter recipe. The Grand Prize-winning recipe was a Roasted Peanut Tuile with Peanut Butter Mousse and Peanut Butter Candied Bacon submitted by student Dustin Godfrey from The Art Institute of Jacksonville, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, in Florida.

Contestants were required to use at least a quarter of a cup of peanut butter, and/or powdered peanut butter, and had to submit a written recipe along with a photo of their dish. National Peanut Board received 16 entries from students at The Art Institutes system of schools across the country, and the recipes ranged from savory to sweet.

As the Grand Prize student winner, Godfrey will have the opportunity to choose cooking or baking equipment valued at $500. NPB judged the recipes based on taste, execution, creativity and presentation.

“Peanut butter and peanuts are my favorite food, and always have been,” said Godfrey. “When I found out about the competition, I had some great ideas about how to use peanut butter and I was really excited to create a recipe.” The inventive and indulgent dish incorporated both powdered peanut butter and creamy peanut butter.

Godfrey, from Chipley, Fla., is in his third year at The Art Institute of Jacksonville and is on track to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Culinary Management as well as a Baking &Pastry diploma at the end of next year. Cooking became a passion for Godfrey at a young age.

“I’ve always liked to cook. My dad taught me how to cook when I was little, and after he passed away I continued to teach myself new techniques in the kitchen,” said Godfrey. He developed an interest in culinary management while working part time at a catering company during college. He enrolled in The Art Institute at Jacksonville to pursue his ambitions, and plans to eventually open up a food truck with his girlfriend who is also studying at The Art Institute of Jacksonville.

“We are going to call it Dizzy’s, and we’ll serve gourmet sandwiches with house-made charcuterie, artisanal breads, and specialty pastries and confections,” said Godfrey. Asked if peanut butter will be an ingredient on the menu, Godfrey exclaimed, “of course!”

National Peanut Board also awarded two Runner-Up winners each with a $200 gift card. Kandy Hall, a student in the Associate of Applied Science in Baking and Pastry degree program at The Art Institute of Phoenix, submitted a Peanut Butter and Mascarpone Mousse in a Florentine Shell, and Tanya Neuerburg, a 2015 graduate of The Art Institute of California – Sacramento with an Associate of Science degree in Baking & Pastry, submitted a Caramel Delight Cookie Butter spread. All 16 entrants will receive a Peanut Prize Pack from National Peanut Board.

To find out more about future events, check National Peanut Board's Facebook and Twitter pages.

 About The Art Institutes

The Art Institutes is 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. Administrative office: The Art Institutes, 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 © 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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The Art Institute of Phoenix United Cerebral Palsy Event The Art Institute of Phoenix United Cerebral Palsy Event

(Phoenix, October 2015)  On October 16, at the Phoenician Resort, over 400 hundred guests from around the valley witnessed the culmination of eight months of planning, hard work and collaboration between The Art Institute of Phoenix, Fashion by Robert Black, Nth Degree Technology, and Galina Couture; in a Fashion Show titled, “60 years of Fashion and UCP”.  

The fashion show was the highlight of this major fundraising event whose major sponsor is Circle K.  The fashion show featured professional models and United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) client models wearing fashions from six decades starting with the 1950’s and ending in the 21st century. Visual Effects & Motion Graphics students from The Art Institute of Phoenix produced the spectacular motion graphics backgrounds that were custom designed to each scene’s decade along with  a large projection mapping display that highlighted the entire event’s sponsors and UCP clients.

Fashion Marketing and Fashion Design students played a huge part in assisting to produce the show in conjunction with Robert Black. The UCP model’s accessories were designed and created by Fashion Design students under the direction of Helen Nosova.  Fashion Marketing students directed the entire fashion show and coordinated all the models and escorts back stage.  Digital Filmmaking & Video Production students filmed the entire event and provided a live feed of the event to the audience.  Students shot photographs of the entire event.  In addition, the press kit, program cover and invitation were designed by a student designer. 

Twenty-five students from The Art Institute of Phoenix participated in the inspiring and successful event.  The students, staff and faculty provided an estimated $15,000.00 of in kind services to support this annual event that is estimated to have raised $50,000 for UCP! 


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he Art Institute of Phoenix 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 Phoenix, 2233 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021-2859 © 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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Fashion Students Put Their Spin on the Classic White Shirt Fashion Students Put Their Spin on the Classic White Shirt

WHO/WHAT:

Fashion students at The Art Institute of Phoenix were invited to put their own unique spin on the classic white shirt in celebration of The White Shirt According to Me: Gianfranco Ferré exhibit at Phoenix Art Museum. Ten students each created a white shirt that will be on display during First Fridays at Phoenix Art Museum’s La Dolce Vita Garden Party.

WHERE:

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Avenue
Dorrance Sculpture Garden

WHEN:
Friday, November 6, 2015
6:00-10:00 pm
No charge for admission/cash bar

Each student went through a design process that included research and development, sketching and designing the garment, and making a mini prototype, before creating the full-size final product. The ten shirts include both women’s and menswear, and encompass a variety of styles – from a strait jacket-inspired shirt to a tailored top with intricate pleat and button details. 

For more details on the event, visit http://www.phxart.org/.

The Art Institute of Phoenix 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 Phoenix, 2233 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85201. © 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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Kris Jonson

Kris Jonson

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Jeremy Totel

Jeremy Totel

Creative Director and Owner, Pixel Eight LLC

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Adam Joseph Geissinger

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Michelle Reyes

Michelle Reyes

Web Designer, Defero

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Jennifer Mastroianni

Jennifer Mastroianni

Brand Builder, Dillard’s

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