Piedmont Community College students in the Digital Effects & Animation Technology program will have their work on display at Caswell Council for the Arts from March 16 – April 14. An opening reception will be held on March 16, 5-7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
The students will be presenting 25-30 pieces of art during the show. “Displaying work at an art show like this is important to the students,” shared Chelsea Porter, Instructor of Digital Effects and Animation Technology at PCC. “It fills them with a sense of pride and self-worth to see others admiring their creations – pieces they’ve spent a lot of time and energy in designing. It also shows the community the amazing talent we have at PCC.”
Caleb Brown, a student in PCC’s Digital Effects and Animation Technology program said, “Before I started this program I never imagined having my work in an art show. This is an exciting opportunity!”
Caswell Council for the Arts is located at 43 West Main Street in Yanceyville and is open 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Friday.
About Caswell Council for the Arts (CCFTA)
CCFTA was founded in 1977 as a way to celebrate the Arts in Caswell County. Since that time, they have successfully kept the arts alive through a performing arts series and gallery programs.
The mission of CCFTA is to sponsor and encourage cultural education and activities in Caswell County and the surrounding areas. They achieve this mission by increasing art awareness, educating our citizenry, providing positive opportunities for exposure to the arts, and nurturing local creative expression. In addition, they offer Grassroots Grants to local charities.
About PCC’s Digital Effects & Animation Technology (DEAT) program:
The DEAT program gives students the skills to create animation and graphics for electronic games, television, film, and online media. PCC offers hands-on training with computer art and animation programs like Autodesk Maya and the Adobe Creative Suite.
Students learn technical skills, as well as other essential skills such as teamwork, portfolio production, design and animation principals, and recognition of best practices and industry standards. Students can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Digital Effects & Animation in two years. Jobs in this field include game artist, motion graphics artist, multimedia arts, and 3D animators and modelers.
Learn more about PCC’s Digital Effects & Animation Technology (DEAT) program at www.piedmontcc.edu/deat.
Photos: Artwork by PCC’s Digital Effects & Animation Technology students.