Neil Callander’s Design II class paints Barn Quilts

May 6th, 2016 Comments Off on Neil Callander’s Design II class paints Barn Quilts

Students in Assistant Professor Neil Callander’s Design II class presented their Barn Quilt paintings on Tues., April 26.

The Barn Quilt Project is a collaboration between Callander’s class, the Starkville Area Arts Council and community sponsors.

To date, MSU art students have created 17 original barn quilts, which constitute a major portion of the growing Oktibbeha County Barn Quilt Trail.

A special thanks to this year’s community sponsors Don and Leslie Fye, Laura-Lee Cobb, US Lawns and the MSU Department of Art.  Also, thanks goes to Oktibbeha County Barn Quilt Trail organizer Vicki Burnett.

(Photos submitted by Neil Callander)

Read more about the Barn Quilts in The Columbus Dispatch.

Design II students present Barn Quilt Trail squares

April 28th, 2015 Comments Off on Design II students present Barn Quilt Trail squares

Assistant Professor Neil Callander’s Design II students presented their final projects today – squares for the Oktibbeha County Barn Quilt Trail.

For the project, students made eight quilt pieces that will be installed around the community as part of the trail. The project is sponsored by the Center for Advancement of Service-Learning Excellence (CASLE) and the Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC).

Students learned service learning, collaboration and how to use art/design skills to engage the community.

Service learning class works on solutions for clients

May 6th, 2014 Comments Off on Service learning class works on solutions for clients

photo by Suzanne Powney

photo by Suzanne Powney

Assistant Professor Suzanne Powney’s service learning class has been working on solutions for a variety of clients this semester. Projects have ranged from print, packaging and environmental design.

Recently, the group presented a project organized through CASLE with April Heiselt, associate professor and director, who partnered the class with Joel Downey from Habitat for Humanity and Vicki Burnett from Starkville Area Arts Council quilt trail initiative.

The class was directed to make a stronger presence for the Habitat Warehouse through a mural installation and to help make their mission and hours known throughout the community.

They also were asked to design a quilt square that will be a part of the Oktibbeha County Barn Quilt Trail. (Watch the video on WCBI here for more info about the Barn Quilt Trail.)

The students enjoyed the project and explored media and history of the community to address this service learning project.

Research and thoughts were recorded in a project journal, and the implementation phase for the quilt square was a great bonding experience for the students.

Students in the class included:
Abbey Barker
Lauren Blalock
Dupree Bostic
Alyce Calkins
Ashley Coulter
Austin Edwards
Shannon Hill
Cameron McMaster
June Upton
TJ Vaught
Katja Walter
Chelbie Williams

 

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