The Spring Arts Festival will be a virtual event March 20, 2021. 

The Spring Arts Festival at Kennesaw State University is an annual community event offering the chance for art lovers of all ages to partake in visual and performing arts activities. In these challenging times, we have decided to conduct this year's festival in a virtual format. FREE and open to the public with only a simple reservation required. Please click below to make your reservation and participate in our virtual Spring Arts Festival. 

VIRTUAL RESERVATION

In addition to the availability of streaming video workshops, there will be a few virtual live events. Please mark your calendars and bookmark this page!
Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Chalk-the-ZMA

    The ZMA staff annually collaborate with Cobb Public Schools for this festive sidewalk chalk art event! This year's virtual event will include participation from students who create at their schools or at their homes. chalkthezma.weebly.com

    Elizabeth Thomas
    Education Coordinator of the Zuckerman Museum of Art

    Tunnel Books Virtual Workshop

    70 participants will follow this workshop on Zoom from 2-4 p.m.

    Elizabeth Thomas
    Education Coordinator of the Zuckerman Museum of Art

    Art History "Passport" Scavenger Hunt

    Art history students work with ZMA staff to hunt for answers to questions related to the artwork seen during the Spring Arts Festival.  Return a completed questionnaire to enter a raffle for a prize.

    Dr. Jessica Stephenson
    Professor of Art History

    Comics Workshop

    In this demonstration you will examine an assortment of compositional techniques used to build exciting narratives for readers. Discover and practice ways of framing and points of view to deepen your storytelling capacity through various comic exercises.

    Chris Malone
    Professor of Sequential Art and Animation

    Magma Studio Draw Session

    Do you like to draw and paint digitally? You can join us live and draw and paint digitally with us live! All you need is a digital tablet (Wacom, iPad, etc.) and your imagination. magmastudio.io

    Craig Brasco
    Professor of Illustration and Design

    Digital Photography Demonstration

    The Photo and Video concentration will be showcasing a studio environment photo shoot in collaboration with the department of dance. 

    The shoot will demonstrate:

    • Digital photography and image workflow in a studio environment
    • Collaborations between the art department and the department of dance
    • Our students will be doing the photography work, dancing, and documenting through video
    • We will showcase tethered shooting to a laptop (for client type simulation)
    Matt Haffner
    Professor of Photography and Video

    Iron Pour Demonstration

    This video will document the iron casting process at KSU. We will show how the molds that the molten iron is poured into are made. This process will document different types of molds and how they are made using resin-bonded sand. From there, we will show how the coke and iron, which act as the fuel for the furnace, are prepared. The furnace is then preheated for approximately one hour using a propane torch. When hot, the furnace goes on blast with forced air and the coke and iron charged are placed into the furnace. Charges are placed into the furnace until the well is filled, at which time the furnace is tapped into a ladle. The iron in the ladle is then poured into the molds. This process is repeated until all the molds are filled. At this point, the contents of the furnace are emptied through the bottom door, and the iron pour is complete.

    Page Burch
    Lecturer of Sculpture and Coordinator of the Master Craftsman Program

    Metal Figurine Sculptures Demonstration

    Allen Peterson will demonstrate how to make a small mold using a flexible molding compound that can withstand the heat of molten pewter, a low-temperature metal that is often used for miniature figures and other small sculptures.  Once the mold is made, he will demonstrate how to safely melt pewter using equipment and safety gear that is readily available to the average sculptor.  See our project go from an idea, to a model, to a reusable mold, to a finished metal version that is made of pewter.

    Allen Peterson
    Part-time Professor of Sculpture

    3D Printing Demonstration

    3D Modeling and 3D printing your own Pokémon! How does virtual 3D modeling work? Can you really design and then print your three-dimensional idea into reality? This is a basic beginner experience in modeling and printing a simple organic character inspired by Pokémon. We will discuss basic modeling programs, 3D printers and the tools materials and techniques used in both designing and producing 3D prints. The first 25 people to register will get their designs printed by KSU’s School of Art and Design.

    Presenter, Keith Smith
    Professor of Sculpture and Ceramics

    Renaissance through Modern Art History Lecture

    The Renaissance through Modern Art History course at KSU is an introductory survey of global art and artistic practices from the late 1400s to the present. Think of it as the “greatest hits of global art!” This course fulfils university general education requirements, so it’s designed for students who may or may not have any prior experience with “art.” The only written assignment is a “Formal Analysis” [ie, an analysis of the artwork’s form, not a “ceremonial, ceremonious, conventional, orthodox, regular,” or “routine” analysis!] For this assignment, students visit their choice of local museum or gallery to view, and then analyze (and interpret) a work of art there. The course provides students with tools and strategies necessary to explore, experience and understand every kind of artwork and artistic practice (produced since the late 15th century) from anywhere.

    Dr. Diana McClintock
    Professor of Art History
  • Media: please contact Kathie Beckett, kbeckett@kennesaw.edu, for interview inquiries and high resolution images.

Virtual Pin-Up Show

Joy Withowski, Best of Show Award Winner of the 2019 Spring Arts Festival Pin-up Show
Joy Withowski, Best of Show Award Winner of the 2019 Spring Arts Festival Pin-up Show

Call for Entries

It’s free to enter one artwork per artist. Any size and media is allowed as long as the work can be documented in one JPEG image.  In this year’s virtual format we can include 3D works of any medium, digital art, digital photography, textiles, and larger works on stretched canvas in addition to printmaking, painting, and drawing.

Enter until March 10, 2021
Awards will be revealed
March 20, 2021

Teachers can enter 10 works per school.

Due to limits of time and resources, we're encouraging all artists enrolled in K-12 to enter through their art teachers. Adults and students with special needs can enter individually in the Community and Art from the HeART categories. However, if children are home schooled or if they're not enrolled in an art class, they can enter themselves as individuals.

Enter Virtual Pin-Up Show

Previous Pin-Up Show Winners

    • Avery Delvar, 1st Place Elementary School Award Winner of the 2019 Spring Arts Festival Pin-up Show

      1st Place

      Avery Delvar

      • Michael Johnson, 2nd Place Elementary School winner of the 2019 Pin-up Show of the Spring Arts Festival

        2nd Place

        Michael Johnson

        • Kimora Riner, 3rd Place Elementary School Award Winner of the 2019 Spring Arts Festival Pin-up Show

          3rd Place

          Kimora Riner

          • Garrett Middle School, 1st Place Middle School Winner of the 2019 Pin-up Show of the Spring Arts Festival

            1st Place

            Garrett Middle School (collaborative work) 

            • Sydney Gunter, 2nd Place Middle School Award Winner of the 2019 Spring Arts Festival Pin-up Show

              2nd Place

              Sydney Gunter

              • Maggie Cooney, 3rd Place Middle School winner of the 2019 Spring Arts Festival Pin-up Show

                3rd Place

                Maggie Cooney

                • Dianela Dock, 1st Place High School Award Winner of the 2019 Spring Arts Festival Pin-up Show

                  1st Place

                  Diana Dock

                  • Sophia Maier, 2nd Place High School Award Winner of the 2019 Spring Arts Festival Pin-up Show

                    2nd Place

                    Sophia Maier

                    • Rachel Martinez, 3rd Place high school winner of the 2019 Pin-up Show of the Spring Arts Festival

                      3rd Place

                      Rachel Martinez

                      • Laura Laquaglia, 1st Place Community winner of the 2019 Pin-up Show of the Spring Arts Festival

                        1st Place

                        Laura LaQuaglia  

                        • Taylor Chartrand, 2nd Place Community winner of the 2019 Pin-up Show of the Spring Arts Festival

                          2nd Place

                          Taylor Chartrand

                          • 3rd Place

                            Bryan Charles Kennelly

                          • Johnathan L. Nelson

                           

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