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Archive for February, 2008
Summer Art and Architecture at Penn (PennDesign) February 6th, 2008

Summer Art and Architecture at Penn (PennDesign): The Penn Summer Art & Architecture Studios offer opportunities for students who will be high school juniors or seniors in the fall of 2008. This is a rigorous, non-credit program consisting of intensive study and development of a portfolio of work in either architecture or fine art with concentrations in animation, drawing, filmmaking and photography. The program runs July 6 - August 2 with classes from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost is $3,045 for commuters and $5,105 for residents. Contact the Penn Summer High School Programs, (215) 746-6901, email or visit

Mango Lassi and Okonomiyaki for lunch! February 5th, 2008

Serving up the new menu at Collingwood College
Shanaka Fernando (centre) helps staff at his new venture at Collingwood College. It’s an education process on both sides of the counter, he says. (Photo and caption source:

I found this article, from today’s Age, very exciting, since it combines two of the things I’m passionate about: great meals and humane schools.

The restaurant, Lentil as Anything (a play on the name of Australian band Mental as Anything), has three unique branches around Melbourne. One is in an old convent on the banks of the Yarra river, and that’s where I gathered my friends in 2006 for my birthday party. I also took Randy and Prakash to the branch in St Kilda when they were working here in Melbourne. I love this place!

So it’s great to see that they are setting up shop at Collingwood College, a K-12 school that was also the pioneering location for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Project.

Both of these initiatives provide authentic support to the universally lauded principles of student wellbeing, environmental sustainability, authentic learning and community connections. Impressive!

(Annalise Gehling)

North Carolina Design Camp! February 5th, 2008

Dear Community Leader,

Attached is information about the annual summer design camps held at NC State College of Design. The purpose of these camps is to expose high school students to academic and professional pursuits in architecture, graphic design, landscape architecture, art + design and industrial design.
Camp projects developed by faculty of the College of Design challenge students to explore their creativity and critical-thinking skills while pushing them to try a range of techniques and media. In addition to studio projects, students will attend other supporting activities and events including lectures, films, and field trips. Design Camp is also a wonderful opportunity to meet students from all around the country who share similar interests.

Since its inception over 20 years ago, Design Camp has exposed more than 1,500 high school students to the exciting world of design. In 2007, Design Camp became an outreach program of CAM (Contemporary Art Museum). CAM joined the College of Design in February 2006, becoming the lead component in the college¹s Art + Design in the Community Initiative.

We need your help to reach students who would benefit from participating in this program. Please share this information with anyone who may be interested in participating. Please note that we can offer financial assistance to offset the cost of tuition based on financial need. I have included some materials that you may duplicate as needed.

Thank you for your assistance in promoting this opportunity. Registration for our 2008 camps will begin on February 18th. For more information please visit our website at .

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions about the camps.

Nicole Welch
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Nicole Welch
Curator of Education
(CAM) Contemporary Art Museum
NC State College of Design
Campus Box 7701
Raleigh, NC 27695
t: 919.513.0946
f: 919.515.7330

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