AiAfterDark at The Art Institute of California—San Diego

By: Lauren Loeffler

March 10, 2017

Recently, prospective and current students gathered at The Art Institute of California—San Diego, a campus of Argosy University for 90-minute workshops focused on the areas of culinary, audio production, game art, fashion, and design. 

Participants were welcomed to the school via a red carpet and the “Paparazzi,” who took pictures of students in both a limo and a photo booth. Music was featured, and the blacked-out room was painted with glow paint to get the participants in a creative frame of mind.

The design session featured information on programs in the areas of:  Advertising, Graphic & Web Design, Interior Design, and Photography. Students worked with faculty to create their own music poster using Photoshop templates.

The Audio session focused on the school’s Audio Production programs. The workshop introduced students to the theory and practice used by audio industry professionals. Participants will explore the combination of various techniques including synthesis, sampling, sound design, music theory, audio engineering, and recording to create an original composition for video commercial of their choice.

In the Culinary session, students were introduced to program areas in Art of Cooking, Baking & Pastry, Culinary Arts, Culinary Management, and Hospitality Food & Beverage Management. Chef instructor Daunis led a workshop on Cocoa Painting where students painted on a white chocolate canvas using edible cocoa butter colors.

The Media workshop put the spotlight on programs in Game Art & Design. Using the power of Epic's Unreal Engine 4, participants created gameplay and systems for 'Spotlight,' a demo game made especially for this event. By the end of this workshop, each participant had produced a functional game level using the supplied materials.  

The Fashion session focused on program areas in Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Marketing & Management, and Fashion Retailing. Students created used the dress forms, and learned techniques in draping and creating patterns.

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By: Lauren Loeffler

March 10, 2017