The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is proud to announce the winner of the fourth annual Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize (The Fred). The winner is Brian High, a student at the Baltimore Design School.
Last week, Under Armour sponsored a Teacher Collaboration workshop at the Baltimore Design School (BDS), opened in 2011 primarily to provide opportunities for urban youth to pursue an experiential education in the fields of design.
Baltimore Design School is a public middle-high school that focuses on design. In the high school, students will learn the basics of Fashion Design, Architecture, and Graphic Design. In the fall of 2011 the school started with grades 6 and 7, adding a new 6th grade each year, so that by 2016, the school will be a full 6-12 school
The Baltimore Design School believes that all students, with good instruction and practice, can learn art and design skills and achieve high standards in their academic programs. We value student interests in drawing, making things, fashion ideas, creative problem-solving, three-dimensional abilities, planning and building, and communicating visually through graphics. We love students who see problems that need new solutions, who envision possibilities, and imagine a better world.
We believe our graduates will be leading designers and architects of the future who see design as a way of thinking, problem-solving, and living a productive and rewarding life.
When considering what might help Baltimore’s homeless population, “graphic design consultations” might not be the first thing that springs to mind. But as Baltimore’s first-ever street newspaper is helping the city’s homeless population gain a voice — and some extra money — the input from Towson University’s art and design department is very welcome.
Lab safety: not the hippest subject, we’ll admit. But getting your hair singed off or losing a foot to an errant Erlenmeyer flask isn’t particularly cool, either. Because Johns Hopkins students are famously fond of both flip flops and long nights in the lab, the school recently realized it was going to need a much more intense campaign to convince students to engage in safe science lab behavior. Enter MICA’s graphic designers, who could make pretty much anything seem appealing…. even safety goggles.
The Maryland Institute College of Art is known for many things around town, but athletics isn’t one of them. The school has a breakdance crew and a bellydancing club, but no official mascot and no sports teams. Which is why we were happily surprised to hear that the school has a starring role in the 2012 Olympics — only, not exactly in the way that you might expect.
When it opens in fall 2013, the Baltimore Design School might be the coolest high school in a hundred-mile radius. Don’t believe me? Consider this: it will have built-in fashion runways.