On Friday (Jan. 24) CalArts January Institute wraps up its nearly month-long motion graphics intensive course with a screening in the Bijou Theater. The works were created by 20 visiting student artists from Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea.
Now in its third year, CalArts’ January Institute offers specialized learning in Design and Techniques of Motion Graphics for CalArts’ international educational partners. The program, coordinated by CalArts Graphic Design Program Co-Director Michael Worthington and the Office of Global Initiatives, included classes taught by Graphic Design Program alumni Mark Kulakoff (Art MFA 04), Darrin Wakasa (Art MFA 07), third-year MFA student Edwin Alvarenga and Tae Kyu Kim.
In true CalArts fashion, the students’ works underwent a rigorous critique, provided by Xaver Xylophon, a Berlin-based visual storyteller, who is at CalArts as part of tonight’s (Jan. 23) CalArts Graphic Design Visiting Artists Lecture Series. Xylophon’s presentation of his own work is being held at 7 pm in room E65.