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The Center for the Arts & Design is a collaboration of the Art & Design Department, which is comprised of studio art, fashion design and fashion merchandising programs, as well as the Interior Design Department and Brenau University Galleries to promote interdisciplinary cooperation and further greater access to academic programs and professional development opportunities for students, faculty and the Brenau community.

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Senior Capstone Project by Samantha Corey

Collage, Samantha Corey and character Tuffta

Related to the Brenau Collaborative story, the this video features an animation by studio art major Samantha Corey. This was her Senior Capstone Project and was animated using a software program called ToonBoom. The photo on the left is Samantha with a …

Brenau University Collections: Audubon’s Birds of America

Dr Schrader views the Audubon prints with several students.

Written by Benjamin Barton Dr. Delano Mixon, who donated a rare anthology titled ‘Birds of America’ by John James Audubon to the Brenau University collection, center, speaks about the books to members of the Gainesville Garden Club inside the Rare Book …

A Note from the Director: Sock Monkeys

Art & Design Department Chair and Director of The Center for the Arts & Design Claudia Wilburn presents Gainesville Police Department Officer Maricela Del Rio with sock monkeys made made by Brenau students faculty and staff. The Gainesville Police Department keeps stuffed animals and other toys to help children in upsetting situations. 9AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Written by Claudia Wilburn In our ongoing effort to reach out beyond campus, the Center for Arts & Design (CAD) is holding events that are open to not only the students, faculty and staff of Brenau University, but also to all of the surrounding com …

The 2019 Brenau Collaborative

Works by Studio Art major Jennifer Benitez, all images are hand drawn with ink & marker. Photo by Tom Askew.

Written by Nichole Rawlings & Allison Lauricella Every spring, Brenau Galleries hosts the Brenau Collaborative, a dual exhibition comprised of the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition and the Senior Projects and Portfolios Exhibition. The two exhibition …

Brenau students paint rain barrels for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper fundraiser

Painted rain barrels photographed in the ceramics studio.

Written by Michael Lowe Students from Brenau’s Center for the Arts & Design (CAD) recently painted rain barrels that were sold at silent auction during Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival held Saturday, May 11, at the B …

Foundations: 2D & 3D in China

This is an example of student work as part of the Figure Ground Reversal Project with Professor Armstead.

Written by Polly Evans-Thomas Members of the first cohort of Brenau’s 2+2 interior design partnership with Anhui Normal University in China will arrive in Gainesville this July to take an English class with ON Language in preparation for the fall semes …

2019 Fashion Show at Brenau University

Jordyn De La Rosa displays her sophomore collection at the first annual Fashion Preview Party during alumni weekend.

Written by Jazmin Decker The 2019 Brenau Collaborative Fashion Show wowed the crowd April 13 at Brenau’s Pearce Auditorium with another successful production showcasing the designs of fashion design students along with a trend show by fashion merchandi …

Brenau Fashion Network Wraps Up Another Successful Year

Brenau University's student fashion show Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Pearce Auditorium.

Written by Marissa Brown This year, Brenau Fashion Network participated in educational and exciting events that included attending shows at AmericasMart and chatting with some of Gainesville’s most successful fashion influencers such as Dario Perla and …

Atlanta-based Artist Kathy Yancey Shares Her Experiences with Students

Visitors view Kathy Yancey's work at Feb. 7 opening reception

Kathy Yancey at Feb. 7 artist talk Written by Nichole Rawlings During the spring semester, the Presidents Gallery on Brenau’s historic Gainesville campus featured an exhibition of works by Atlanta-based artist Kathy Yancey. Yancey’s show, titled My Wor …

CAD Students Visit Ghost Ranch Over Spring Break

Senior studio art student Jennifer Benitez drawing the New Mexico landscape
Senior studio art student Jennifer Benitez drawing the New Mexico landscape

Written by Claudia Wilburn This semester, professor Claudia Wilburn took a group of six students to Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico. This location is best known for being home to Georgia O’Keefe. Today, the ranch is managed by the Presbyterian Churc …

Animation Festival First of Its Kind at Brenau

Students shown digital drawing techniques in animation workshop

Animator Joe Karg talks to students about the animation industry The Center for the Arts & Design hosted its first Animation Festival March 8, 2019, on the Gainesville campus. Activities included three afternoon workshops for art students: Backgrou …

New This Year: Friday Workshop Series

Enameled cooper pennies made by professor Claudia Wilburn

Written by Polly Evans-Thomas In the 2018-2019 school year, the Center for the Arts & Design began the Friday Workshop Series. These workshops were open to all Brenau students, faculty and staff. In the fall, the center hosted workshops on knitting …


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