Event

Celebrate Thanksgiving with SCAD

Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016

Join us for a week of workshops, lectures, activities and more during Thanksgiving break. Sign up for exciting opportunities on Thanksgiving Day, including the 8th annual United Way Turkey Trot and a feast, followed by dessert and an afternoon of activities with your SCAD family.

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Schedule of events

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Wednesday, Nov. 23

'How to think differently: practical tools for being creative' lecture
Hosted by Victor Ermoli, dean of the School of Design and executive director of eLearning

10 a.m. to noon
Alexander Hall, theater
668 Indian St.

This interactive lecture will transform how students view the world, moving from simply seeing to truly observing what’s around them. Students will learn the technique of reframing as an immediate source for creative solutions.
 

'The ideas and details' talk
Hosted by Emily Sander, chair of advertising design

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art, theater
601 Turner Blvd.

This talk explores the importance of observing the world around you and looking for the small details in life that just might inspire the next big idea for an advertising campaign. Taking a look and taking notes on these moments are often key to finding an impactful story between consumer and brand.
 

Healing through art at Memorial Hospital

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Create temporary artwork to transform child patient rooms at Memorial Hospital. Students must register to participate.
 

Digital oil painting techniques workshop
Hosted by George Spears, chair of illustration and sequential art

1–2 p.m.
Arnold Hall, theater
1810 Bull St.

In this interactive workshop, students will work along with the instructor as he demonstrates how to reproduce traditional oil painting techniques using digital tools.
 

Talk on 'How to prepare and deliver a professional presentation'
Hosted by Jason Fox, chair of graphic design

1–2:30 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art, theater
601 Turner Blvd.

Attend this lecture to learn how to design, create and deliver a professional presentation that keeps your audience engaged.
 

'How to create an amazing reel' lecture
Hosted by Kelly Carlton, chair of motion media

3–5 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art, theater
601 Turner Blvd.

Come for a crash course on creating great demos, presentations and reels, and learn about energizing ideas that will enhance all kinds of presentations, including film, animation, architecture, fashion and many more.
 

'Game On' gaming competition
Hosted by SuAnne Fu, chair of interactive design and game development, and Cyril Guichard, professor of interactive design and game development

7–9 p.m.
Montgomery Hall
3515 Montgomery St.

Participate in an incredibly engaging gaming competition held in Montgomery Hall, featuring more than 100 computers in rooms 207, 209 and 211. The professors will choose a game, and students will compete individually or in teams depending on the game that is selected.
 

'Home Alone' screening

7-10 p.m.
Arnold Hall, theater
1810 Bull St.

Enjoy the classic holiday film "Home Alone."

 

Thursday, Nov. 24

Dining halls will be open for breakfast.
 

8th annual United Way Turkey Trot

7:30-11 a.m.
Daffin Park
1301 E. Victory Drive

A shuttle will loop between The Hive and Daffin Park before and after the 4-mile run. SCAD is sponsoring registration for all students, faculty and staff. Registration is required.
 

Thanksgiving feast

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Café at The Hive, 201 W. Boundary St.
J.O.'s, 201 W. Oglethorpe Ave.
Byte Café, 3515 Montgomery St.

Bon Appétit, a leader in sustainable food service, will prepare a savory spread. Students are welcome to submit a favorite family side dish or dessert recipe to events@scad.edu. Bon Appétit will serve a select few during the feast. The meal is open to all students with a SCAD Card.
 

Dessert and festivities

Noon-3 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art, Alex Townsend Memorial Courtyard
601 Turner Blvd.

Dessert will be served, followed by a celebration in the courtyard. DJ Phive Star will play music and students can participate in games. Enter on the west side of Fahm Avenue. The event is free and open to all students; registration is required.

 

Friday, Nov. 25

'Organizing ideas for a final presentation' lecture
Hosted by Christian Sottile, dean of the School of Building Arts

10 a.m. to noon
SCAD Museum of Art, theater
601 Turner Blvd.

Attend this lecture to develop a better sense of how your ideas and presentation material will interact as you prepare your final projects.
 

Sketchbook scavenger hunt
Hosted by Ivan Chow, director of the School of Building Arts

10 a.m. to noon
SCAD Museum of Art, Alex Townsend Memorial Courtyard
601 Turner Blvd.

Explore the hidden features and surprises in the built environment captured through sketching.
 

Improv photography workshop
Hosted by Steven Bliss, dean of the School of Fine Arts

2–4 p.m.
Alexander Hall, theater
668 Indian St.

Learn about taking professional photographs while improvising with homemade elements to enhance or create effects in this workshop, and why you don't need high-end accessories and equipment to get the best shot.
 

Gesture JamRock
Hosted by John Webber, professor of animation, and various foundation studies professors

2–4 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art, theater
601 Turner Blvd.

Energize your drawing skills for your final presentations, and jump into a jam-packed drawing event with live entertainment, models and more surprises. Professor John Webber will add his dynamic gesture-drawing prowess to a host of talented faculty who will be leading the event.
 

Footwear and leatherworks presentation
Hosted by Emanuela D’Asdia, professional mentor

5–6:30 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art, theater
601 Turner Blvd.

Professional mentor Emanuela D’Asdia will discuss her career highlights, experience working in fashion houses and her personal creative process. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with students.
 

'Beauty and the Beast' screening
Hosted by David Stone, professor of sound design

7–10 p.m.
Arnold Hall, theater
1810 Bull St.

Enjoy the Disney classic "Beauty and the Beast" (1991) followed by a talk with David Stone, professor of sound design.

 

Saturday, Nov. 26

Sketchbook scavenger hunt
Hosted by Ivan Chow, director of the School of Building arts

10 a.m. to noon
SCAD Museum of Art, Alex Townsend Memorial Courtyard
601 Turner Blvd.

Explore the hidden features and surprises in the built environment captured through sketching.
 

'Organizing ideas for a final presentation' lecture
Hosted by Christian Sottile, dean of the School of Building Arts

10 a.m. to noon
SCAD Museum of Art, theater
601 Turner Blvd.

Come to this lecture to develop clearer thinking on how your ideas and presentation material will interact as you prepare your final projects.
 

Open model sessions
Hosted by foundation studies faculty

1–4 p.m.
Anderson Hall
412 E. Anderson St.
Wallin Hall
312 E. 37th St.

Join free drawing live model sessions.
 

SCAD improv night
Hosted by the performing arts program and improv club

8–9:30 p.m.
SCAD Museum of Art, theater
601 Turner Blvd.

Come see this live comedy show! It will all be made up, on the spot, by SCAD's top improv group, The Mobb Line. Watch them turn audience suggestions into scenes, songs and surprises. Featuring students from performing arts, dramatic writing, film and television, sound design and graphic design.

Register for dessert and festivities

Dessert will be served, followed by games and music in the museum courtyard. Enter on the west side of Fahm Avenue.

This event is open to all SCAD students. Register to participate. Log in to MySCAD > Home tab > Event Registration channel > "2016 Thanksgiving Dessert and Festivities Registration."

Register for the Turkey Trot 4-mile run

SCAD is sponsoring registration for the 8th annual United Way Turkey Trot for SCAD students, faculty and staff. Participants must register by Friday, Nov. 18, 2016.

Registration is closed.

Additional guests who would like to participate in the run should register through the official event website.