Skidaway goes to SCAD

Another adventure in Savannah today.  Sunny and 70’s, and we stepped out from Skidaway Island on to the Savannah brick IMG_2610to get a taste of SCAD.  The Savannah College of Art & Design has an incredible “campus” mostly within the Savannah historic district.  The excitement and creativity of the students and faculty is everywhere! IMG_2553 The growth of this world-renowned college has coincided with the rebirth of one of the oldest cities in the United States.  As I have explored the many layers of Savannah, this has been one of the most exciting places to discover.  We met at the Welcome Center on Bull Street where new life was painted on even the most venerable of structures. IMG_2559 Paintings greeted the visitors at every turn. IMG_2557 A fabulous sculpture invited prospective students to create a card with a few short lines describing what they aspired to and what inspires them.  The cards were then tied on to the hanging cords, pulled and a light bulb turns on – with hopes that SCAD would, in the future, throw light on those aspirations!  IMG_2552Love that!

Because this is the week of the Savannah Film Festival, we toured the area of the school that related to those areas of study.   A theater,IMG_2603 a sound studio, IMG_2602film making, IMG_2591photography….I was absolutely dizzy with the possibilities offered to young minds and creative spirits.  The areas created for students to work and to gather were just incredible!  IMG_2600 IMG_2598 IMG_2594 IMG_2588 IMG_2583Do you know a young artist or student interested in architectural history, cinema, design, fashion, fibers, IMG_2568jewelry, film & t.v., industrial design, photography, sound, sequential art, urban design, writing……?  This is the place to be!  The sky is the limit!

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The morning ended with a great lunch at Gryphon. IMG_2612The tour left us hungry, for food, but not for inspiration – we had a mountain of that!IMG_2606

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About Jayne on Weed Street

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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4 Responses to Skidaway goes to SCAD

  1. Karen B. says:

    That’s an amazing place. What a fabulous resource for young artists. The light bulb tree is so clever.
    Sounds like there’s so much to do and see in Savannah. Lucky you to be able to drive there.
    Enjoy your Halloween.
    Karen

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  2. Dawn says:

    Wow! SCAD looks like a wonderful place to find inspiration in the arts! I can only imagine the excitement and creativity those fortunate students must feel. Thanks for sharing so many interesting highlights of Savannah, Jayne! Hope to visit one day!

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  3. Jean says:

    Fabulous centre, where even the staircase is a work of art.

    Jean
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  4. Anita Rivera says:

    Oh, talk about creativity! I am tickled to see the UNORDINARY here mingled with the old pavers upon which the past has trod….what a great way to start my day because as I read your comment on my post (THANK YOU), I was yet again reminded that I teach how to use the tools of the French language AND the building of FUN and imagination with those tools. Yes, like your old prof in college, there are many who don’t see that they have the possibility of teaching students to build something marvelous with new tools. I am thankful to you for having reminded me that today, I can remind my students that they have the chance to build. THANK YOU! (great photos of the young playing and moving toward making a change!) Anita

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