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Donation benefits Glenville State art and design students

GLENVILLE, W.Va. — Glenville State College Art and Design students can let their creativity to flow thanks to a generous donation from an award-winning artist.

The Applied Learning Art and Design Computer Lab, located in the Fine Arts Center, was completed in part by Arlinka Worl, a silver and gold Grumbacher medal award-winning artist from Detroit, Michigan.

Worl donated funds, art books, and supplies to the lab. Outfitted with all of the modern capabilities, the Applied Learning Art and Design Computer Lab brings together the traditional art program and the digital design program.

Available to students are: workstation class computers equipped with the full Adobe suite and Autodesk 3D modeling software, a large-format printer, framing and matting equipment, photography lights and backdrops, an art library with a student break room, Wacom digital tablets, a full audio recording studio, and a large projection screen for visual instructions.

“We’re very excited about the enhanced learning and additional capabilities the new design lab brings to our students. They will be much better prepared for new and exciting careers in the growing creative industry,” said Associate Professor of Art, Christopher Cosner.

The lab is only one part of several significant changes that have taken place in the Department of Fine Arts. In fall 2018, an integrated Bachelor of Arts degree with six unique career pathways was introduced.

Each pathway is designed to meet student needs, as well as industry trends. Students can choose from paths in Graphic Design, Digital Illustration, Digital Media, Strategic Design, Drawing and Painting, and Ceramics.

The lab is open to all students and holds extended hours.

For more information, contact Cosner at Christopher.Cosner@glenville.edu or at (304) 462-6349.

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