October Meetup: Art Book Night

Aint nothing finer than sitting down to stacks and stacks of art books. Bring along your favourites so that others can pour over them. Art books, coffee table books, instruction books, rare books. Anything that inspires you will surely inspire others.

$2.00 to hang in this makeshift ‘readbrary’.  Stay the whole night or just drop by to say ‘hi’. RSVP on Facebook

E3C Interviews Michael Lei (Part I)

Michael Lei has an extensive career as a 3D modeler and currently works at DHX media. In this career he has discovered the importance of knowing the tools of your community, and always searching for something new to learn. In fact with his huge range of experience we have two distinct topics for two distinct articles from just one interview. Here, we’ll talk about the tools and community that surround 3D animation.

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Trade School Halifax Wants YOU!

Do you have a passion for a topic you know so thoroughly that you wish you could share it with others, but don’t have the resources to do so? Would you love to practice teaching? Or, are you looking to expand your mind on topics from knitting to building a solar panel or making sauerkraut, but want a more hands-on experience?  

Trade School Halifax  to the rescue!

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The Creative Pub Art Drive Re-Cap!

Hello again, everyone – and Happy Holidays! We hope everyone had a warm, safe (and creative!) season. If you haven’t been tagging along to our events this month, here’s a little recap of our most recent: The Creative Pub!

As usual, we held this event at The Foggy Goggle and much art-ing was done and fun was had. This year, however, we also decided to do a little bit of giving back. We do a lot of work with people within our artistic community, (more…)

School's Out

School’s Out For Summer

In less than five weeks, I’ll be done my work term and officially completed my two year graphic design program.  Which is crazy. If you would have asked me several years ago if this is where I imagined I’d be, I wouldn’t dream of it. I always knew I wanted to be involved in the arts, but it wasn’t until my first year at NSCC in the Applied Media and Communication Arts program that I really got a sense of what I could do. One little taste of design and I was hooked immediately. Now, after two incredible years in the Graphic Design program, I’m taking a step back to look at all of the lessons I’ve learned and share with you some advice. Whether you’re thinking of taking the program, you’re interested in design, or you’re already a designer, I hope that some of the things I’ve learned will be helpful.  (more…)