SCAD Atlanta hosted its 11th annual “Open Studio Night” Nov. 4, showcasing the best in student work from various programs such as printmaking, painting, motion media, photography, sculpture and illustration.
More than 500 works of art were on display at the event and were categorized by program. The photography, printmaking and painting programs also offered hands-on demonstrations.
The demonstrations, which included posing in the photography program’s “Interactive Portrait,” creating posters with printmaking’s “Keepsake Letterpress,” or drawing a live model in the painting program’s “Pastel Portrait Drawing,” allowed guests to interact directly with students and gain insight into the creative process.
Rebecca Boyko-Blando, a first-year visual effects student, said the demonstrations were inspiring and that she thoroughly enjoyed the overall event.
“‘Open Studio Night’ was a wonderful look into what it takes to get into a professional studio,” said Boyko-Blando. “Getting to see artists and their work together in exchange with buyers was amazing.”
All exhibited art at the event was for sale, making “Open Studio Night” one of the largest art sales events in Georgia. Buyers also had the opportunity to donate a percentage of the purchase price towards the Creative Potential Endowed Scholarship, which supports talented incoming students with financial needs.