Art After Dark is a new engagement effort brought to students by the Office of Student Engagement at Siena Heights University.
Students come to the living room of the University Center and can participate in any artistic project listed on the calendar for that day. So far, students have been able to make their own key chains or Christmas decorations, on two separate days, with another event coming up this month.
The first Art After Dark was held on November 11 and was a keychain creation event. The students used models, resin and colors to create their own creations. The students used cups and popsicle sticks to mix the resin with the colors to make the keychain of their choice. After that, the students poured the resin into the molds provided. After the resin has dried, the students attached a loop of medal keychains to the project and have a keychain that they made themselves.
The second Art After Dark took place on November 17 and was a Christmas ornament decorating event. Students could choose from the types of ornaments provided, wood, plastic or globe and decorate them with the materials provided. Options included paint to decorate or glitter to fill in or decorate. Once the students were done, they had an ornament they could take home to make their dormitory a little more festive or to give as a gift.
Art After Dark is a fun, easy way for students to get out of their dorms and take a break from studying. Art is a good outlet to release some stress, and students don’t have to spend a lot of time participating in this event. Siena Heights students who want to be kept up to date with upcoming art events, follow @shuengage on Instagram.