Why Leave Campus, Fine Arts Students?

Sometimes opportunities are truly in our own backyard. It’s easy to forget when we live on such a large campus that so many places exist to become involved, gain skills, and engage in valuable experiences. I’ll lay out a few of my top picks for students pursuing a Studio Art major with concentrations in Painting, Photography, and Printmaking:

 

  1. INTERESTED IN GETTING YOUR ART NOTICED?

The William Benton Museum of Art is looking for a student artist. Your art will be presented for approximately 3 months. Students, staff, faculty, and community members will see your creations.

Contact Ty McNamee at ty.mcnamee@uconn.edu for further information.

  1. JOIN THE BEAN TEAM!

The Bean Team is all about the William Benton Museum of Art at UConn! The Bean Team aims to bring art in fun ways to UConn through trips, art programs, contests, and more.

Meetings are held at The Benton Museum of Art on Fridays at 4:30 pm. Stop by to see what they’re all about and see some of their work.

  1. HOW ABOUT THE ART CLUB?

UConn’s Art Club primarily aims to create an atmosphere which is fun and relaxing for students to come and draw, paint, or even doodle while socializing with others who are interested in art.

A new activity they are trying this fall is a 30-minutes member-teach-member session at the beginning of each meeting. Members can sign up to teach the rest of the club how to do something art-related. They aim to have members walk away with new knowledge every session while showcasing the variety of skills their members have.

Remember, these opportunities are all on campus. And, the Center for Career Development is right next to the Benton Museum in the Wilbur Cross Building. How about you take a few minutes and visit both of us!

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By Jennifer Grunwald
Jennifer Grunwald Career Consultant, School of Fine Arts Profile Picture