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AIGA

AIGA, the professional association for design, stimulates thinking about design, demonstrates the value of design and empowers the success of designers at each stage of their careers. AIGA's mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. Founded in 1914, AIGA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design, and is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational institution. Membership is open to all majors.
Contact by: Facebook – Kendall AIGA or kendallaiga@gmail.com
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President: Abby Bedford, Advisor: Suzanne Jonkman, Associate Professor of Graphic Design

IIDA

The KCAD IIDA intends to create a vying professional and social student organization that allows for the furthering of a student's education as well as to create networking opportunities.
Contact by: Facebook – ASID/IIDA
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President: Amanda Hamberg, Advisor: Tara McCrackin, Assistant Professor of Interior Design

Bodies of Art Bodies of Art (BOA) is a KCAD student organization that brings together students of many different creative abilities from a variety of majors with a common interest in fashion and design. Our goal is to showcase the works of students in fashion-related events. Our organization hosts fashion-related events for the purpose of emphasizing fashion in the Grand Rapids area and to also raise funds for a variety of causes. BOA meetings are held in a creative, opened-minded atmosphere and all students are welcome to attend.
Contact by Facebook: B.O.A (Bodies of Art)
Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 12:20 pm in room 212

President: Jennie Reid, Advisor: Kelly Muschiana

Christian Art Society

To influence culture by way of the arts.
Contact by: Facebook - The Christian Art Society
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President: Taylor Overbey, Advisor: David Gianfredi, Assistant Professor of Illustration

Furniture Club

The Furniture Club meets with the intention of informing its' members of annual events, contests, and scholarships; acting as a resource for networking between the junior and senior level students and those new to the program. On a basic level, we create a collective of students with the same drive and interests.
Contact by: Facebook – Furniture Club - KCAD
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President: Stacy Folker, Advisor: Monty Simpson, Assistant Professor of Furniture Design

IDSA

The Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) is a professional network for industrial design students. Our mission is to create and foster a collaborative studio environment, help to promote KCAD's creative talents and to build understanding, connection, and involvement with the larger design community. Our weekly meetings involve group discussions, professional workshops, demos and tutorials, portfolio/project critique, and semester long skill development. This group is open to all departments and participation is encouraged at all class levels.
Contact by: KennethKrayerJr@ferris.edu

President: Justin Beitzel, Advisor: Ken Krayer, Adjunct Professor of Collaborative Design and Director of Business Engagement

The Creative Divide- The KCAD Illustration Club

The Creative Divide will enhance the KCAD experience for those interested in Illustration. The organization discusses current trends, illustrators and other information.
Website: The Creative Divide
Contact by: The Creative Divide – The Kendall Illustration Club

Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 12:20 pm in room 709

President: Samantha Stutzman, Advisor: Nancy Hart, Assistant Professor of Illustration

KCAD Art Education Student Association

Art Education students will learn about the Michigan Art Education Association, opportunities to get involved with local arts education projects, service projects, and conferences.
Contact by: Facebook - Kendall Art Education Student Association
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President: Megan Armstrong, Advisor: Dr. Cindy Todd, Associate Professor and Chair of Art Education

KCAD Christian Fellowship

KCAD Christian Fellowship is open to everyone who is seeking to learn and study more about Christianity. This group meets regularly to worship and praise the Lord, study the Bible, and encourage each other in the journey taken with Christ. KCF also seeks to explore and develop members' artistic gifts for the glory of God and service to others. Kendall Christian Fellowship's goal is to create a strong community of believers and to rock this world for Christ!
Contact by: Facebook – Kendall Christian Fellowship
Prayer Groups:
Tuesdays from 7:30 am to 8:20 am in room 215
Wednesdays from 11:30 am to 12:20 pm in room 215
Large Group:
Tuesdays from 11:30 am to 12:20 pm in room 213

Co-Presidents: Ryan Parrish, Advisor: John Koziatek, Graphic Design

KCAD Clay Collective

The KCAD Clay Collective is a student group dedicated to the advancement of art education through ceramics.

Contact by searching for "Kendall College of Art and Design Clay Collective" on Facebook.

President: Nathaniel Large, Advisor: Israel Davis, Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Functional Art

KCAD Game Club

This club brings together a diverse group of people to unite under all forms of gaming and games.
Contact by: Facebook – Kendall Game Club
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Co-Presidents: Ian Middleton and Wade Leppien

KCAD Green Council

Green Council is focused on educating KCAD students, faculty and staff on improving the impact we leave on the environment. The group plans events, attends lectures/seminars/conferences, offers green social activities, and much more. Join us at one of our meetings for more information.
Contact by: Facebook – Kendall Green Council
Thursdays from 11:30 am to 12:20 pm in room 212

President: Katherine Patterson, Advisor: Gayle DeBruyn, Assistant Professor of Furniture Design and Design Studies

KCAD Photography Association

The KCAD Photography Association is a club focused on getting students, faculty, and the Grand Rapids community interested in photography. The group holds student exhibitions, volunteers for charitable organizations, and collaborates with other clubs to organize/photograph events. The goal is to allow anyone the opportunity to get involved and broaden his or her appreciation for photography as an art form.
Contact by: Facebook - Kendall Photography Association

President: Matthew Provoast, Advisor: Adam DeKraker, Assistant Professor of Photography

Collective Pressure: The Printmaking Club

A student group focused on printmaking. Collective Pressure focuses on several areas of drawing/printmaking, professional development, social networking, fundraising and community service. Priority is placed on maintaining a student moderated open figure drawing session (once a week), group critiques, exhibition opportunities and community service.

Contact by: Facebook – Collective Pressure

President: Jenna Para, Advisor: Danielle Wyckoff, Assistant Professor of Printmaking

D.Composition: The KCAD Drawing + Mixed Media Collective

A student group focused on drawing and mixed media. D.Composition focuses on several areas of drawing/mixed media, professional development, social networking, fundraising and community service. Priority is placed on maintaining a student moderated open figure drawing session (once a week), group critiques, exhibition opportunities and community service.

Contact by: Facebook – D.Composition - KCAD Mixed Media and Drawing Collective

President: Isaac Smith, Advisor: Deb Rockman, Professor of Drawing

MFA Collective

The MFA Collective connects KCAD's graduate students with Grand Rapids and beyond. The club offers professional development opportunities such as networking, fundraising, promotional skills, and exhibition opportunities.

Contact by: MFAcollective@gmail.com or Facebook – KCAD MFA Collective

Coordinator: Brianna Baurichter, Advisor: Stephen Halko, Assistant Professor of Drawing, and Tom Post, Graduate Recruitment

Painting Collective

The Painting Collective's members seek to connect Kendall College of Art and Design to the surrounding community through events and activities focused in fine arts. We offer opportunities for students to build their resumes along with increasing their involvement within the College and the Grand Rapids art community.
Contact by: Facebook - Kendall Painting Club

Co-Presidents: Jesse Clevenger and Ryan Klotz, Advisor: Elizabeth Hawkins, Adjunct Professor of Painting

KCAD Pride

The KCAD Pride club aims to provide a safe and fun environment while informing people about important issues facing and within the LGBTQA community. Anyone is welcome to join even if you are simply an ally.
Contact by: KCADpride@gmail.com
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President: Allison Frye, Advisor: Darcy Storms, Director of Counseling and Disability Services, and Jon McDonald, Professor of Illustration

KCAD Dance Collective

The KCAD Dance Collective is a place for all dancers, novice to expert, to come learn and enjoy dance together. Through regular practices and performances KDC works to build a community of dancers and through collective effort enhance our individual skills and bring athleticism to the arts.
Contact by: EmilyRenkert@ferris.edu
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President: Kat Matisse

KCAD Theatre Association

The KCAD Theatre Association is a group for KCAD students who want to express and exercise their love for theatre and performance arts. We engage in both on and off stage activities, and host performance-related events at KCAD. KTA is open to any and all students whether they have a background in theatre or not, and hopes to bring the art of performing to the forefront of our artistic community!
Contact by: EmilyRenkert@ferris.edu
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President: Kat Matisse, Advisor: Patti Constantine, Associate Professor of Drawing and Coordinator of Student Learning Support

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