The Graphic Arts Club at Pitt State has activities such as fundraising projects, industry tours, guest speaker presentations, and volunteer opportunities.
Abigail Mitchell, who graduated in the spring with a bachelor’s degree in graphic communications with an emphasis in graphic design and a minor in web interactive media, is a former member of the Graphic Arts Club.
“Participating in Graphic Arts club is a great way to become more involved in the graphics department, deepen your knowledge of the design industry, network with other creatives, and build leadership skills by becoming a club officer,” Mitchell said.
The Graphic Arts Club holds meetings every other Thursday in the Kansas Technology Center (KTC).
“…We also invite our club members to participate in various creative workshops hosted by both the club and campus activities,” Mitchell said. “Examples of those workshops include screen printing club shirts, making stickers and buttons, creating a comic book character with an Illustrator from Marvel, and learning how to create hand lettering.”
To join the organization, students can reach out to them via their Gorilla Engage page or contact the club’s advisor, Andrea Kent-Mcconnaughey, an associate professor in the Graphics And Imaging Technologies Department.
“There are no set dates for club events for the fall semester yet, but students can follow us on our Facebook page @psugraphicsartclub where we will post events throughout the semester,” Mitchell said. “We typically will have a welcome back event, a holiday party, and a senior send off at the end of the semester. We may also try to plan graphic industry tours, volunteer opportunities, and guest speakers for the fall semester.”
Pittsburg State students of any major and minor are eligible to join the Graphic Arts Club.
“Our club meeting discussions consist of GAC club announcements and updates, upcoming scholarships and events from the graphics department, discussions on extracurricular events the members would like to take part in, and an open forum for members and advisors to discuss any other information they would like to share with the group,” Mitchell said. “All information discussed in our meetings is also available on our club Canvas page, which students are invited to join after becoming a member.”