The Art Institute of Portland and Nomad Brush Join Forces to Host Digital Art Workshop for Students and Back to School Art Supply Drive
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Well-known Digital Artist to Guide Students in Pursuit of Art Education for 21st Century Applications; Art Supplies to be Collected for Schoolhouse Supplies
On August 8, The Art Institute of Portland and Nomad Brush are partnering to host international digital artist Kyle Lambert, the creative vision behind several designs for award-winning Apple products and featured Macworld artist for an informational student and community workshop on iPad art and other digital art.
The interactive workshop will give participants the opportunity to learn about, and experiment with, creating digital art using the award-winning Nomad Brush stylus collection, with guidance, expertise, and collaboration with globally renowned Lambert, whose artwork has been featured in international media and in product launches such as Adobe’s Touch App, Apple’s iCloud Launch, and Apple's Year of iPad.
The workshop is part of a series of Educator Partner programs led by Portland-based Nomad Brush, which supports regional, national, and international art education initiatives with schools, universities, and non-profit organizations.
The workshop will also benefit Schoolhouse Supplies, a nonprofit organization that serves classrooms in need by operating a volunteer-run Free Store for teachers. Participants are encouraged to donate an art supply item for Portland Public School students – such as crayons, colored pencils, paper or glue – to be entered to win free Nomad Compose Brushes at the event. Nomad Brush will also donate a portion of proceeds from Nomad Brushes sold between August 8-Labor Day to Schoolhouse Supplies to help purchase additional supplies for Portland Public School classrooms this Fall.
WHERE & WHEN:
The Art Institute of Portland, located at 1122 N.W. Davis Street
Wednesday, August 8th from 11:45am - 12:45pm
Don Lee, Founder, Nomad Brush: “We are always excited to support students as they explore the digital art experience. We are thrilled to partner with Kyle Lambert, a well-known digital artist, to give students a glimpse into the world of digital art and animation.”
Collin O’Neil, Dean of Education, The Art Institute of Portland: “The Art Institute of Portland is honored to host an event where an artist comes in to give students the tools and education they need to garner their already brewing enthusiasm to pursue digital art as a passion and hopefully successful career.”
Jen Barth, Executive Director, Schoolhouse Supplies: “Schoolhouse Supplies is thrilled to have the support of Nomad Brush and The Art Institute of Portland. Supplies collected at this event will ensure that more Portland Public School students will have access to the supplies they need to encourage and inspire the learning and creative process this Fall.”
About Nomad Brush
Founded in 2011 and based in Portland, Ore., Nomad Brush introduced the first paintbrush stylus for digital screens. After Don Lee, an architect by trade, received the first generation iPad as a Father’s Day gift, he immediately found it to be a great digital sketchbook and canvas for creating art. When his search for the perfect tool for painting, drawing and sketching turned up fruitless, Don invented the Nomad Brush. The company is dedicated to inspiring and facilitating artists to create in their daily lives, wherever they are, with brushes for both large and small touchscreen devices, such as the iPad and iPhone. Nomad Brush is active in the art community by hosting, sponsoring and facilitating digital painting and design competitions and workshops. More information on Nomad Brush is online at www.NomadBrush.com, on Twitter at @nomadbrush or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nomadbrush.
About The Art Institute of Portland
The Art Institute of Portland is part of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of more than 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions of The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.
All workshops are non-credit bearing, and do not transfer into any of the programs offered at The Art Institute of Portland.
About Kyle Lambert
Kyle’s artwork has been featured in a number of newspapers, technology websites and television programs across the world. YouTube videos showcasing how he works have received over two million views, including a portrait of Beyoncé which is featured on her Official Website. He was the featured Artist at Macworld Expo 2011 in San Francisco, where he was invited to deliver a talk about digital artwork and give live demonstrations. His artwork has also been featured in a number of product announcements including Adobe’s Touch App announcement, Apple’s iCloud Launch and Apple's Year of iPad video, which was presented onstage at Steve Jobs' iPad 2 announcement event in San Francisco.
About Schoolhouse Supplies
Schoolhouse Supplies is an award-winning nonprofit organization which gives free school supplies to teachers and classrooms in need. Our mission, to “serve classrooms in need by operating a volunteer-run free store for teachers”, is based on the belief that every child deserves school supplies and has the right to a quality public education. Since opening in January 2000, Schoolhouse Supplies has offset these costs by distributing more than $16.7 million in supplies to classrooms, teachers and students in need.
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