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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.
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President: Harrison Miracle, Advisor: Jason Alger, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design


The Kendall ASID/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.
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Co-Presidents: Claire Granskog and Courtney Wierzbicki, Advisor: Tara McCrackin, Assistant Professor of Interior Design

Bodies of Art Bodies of Art is a Kendall student organization that brings together students of many different creative abilities. All members share a similar interest...Fashion and Design Concepts.
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Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 12:20 pm in room 212

President: Katie Wright, Advisor: Elise Brown, Reference and Instruction Librarian

Christian Art Society

To influence culture by way of the arts.
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President: Taylor Overbey, Advisor: David Gianfredi, Assistant Professor of Illustration

Furniture Design 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.
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President: Chris Eitel, Advisors: Gayle DeBruyn, Assistant Professor of Furniture Design and Design Studies


IDSA is a professional network for industrial design students. Our mission is to create and foster a collaborative studio environment, help to promote Kendall'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.
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Co-Presidents: Sarah Darnell and Jake Falk, Advisor: Jonathan Moroney, Assistant Professor of Industrial Design

Illustration Club

The Illustration Club will enhance the Kendall experience for those interested in Illustration. The organization discusses current trends, illustrators and other information.
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Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 12:20 pm in room 709

President: Missy Morrow, Advisor: Nancy Hart, Assistant Professor of Illustration

Kendall 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.
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President: Rebecca Degroot, Advisor: Dr. Cindy Todd, Associate Professor and Chair of Art Education

Kendall Christian Fellowship

Kendall 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!
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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: Brittney Turner and Crystal Crouch, Advisor: Ron Riksen, Professor of Graphic Design

Kendall Clay Collective

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

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President: Salvador Jimenez, Advisor: Israel Davis, Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Functional Art

Kendall Game Club

This club brings together a diverse group of people to unite under all forms of gaming and games.
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President: Haley Hawes, Advisor: Gypsy Schindler, Assistant Professor of Drawing

Kendall Green Council

Green Council is focused on educating Kendall 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.
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Thursdays from 11:30 am to 12:20 pm in room 212

President: Amanda Klein, Advisor: Gayle DeBruyn, Assistant Professor of Furniture Design and Design Studies

Kendall Photography Association

The Kendall Photography Association is a student-run 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 main goal is to allow anyone the opportunity to get involved and broaden his or her appreciation for photography as an art form.
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President: Stephanie Facer, Advisor: Emily Renkert, Photographic Facilities Coordinator

Kendall Writers Anonymous Club

A group of Kendall College of Art and Design students who share a passion for writing. The group has regular critiques, workshops and in-meeting writing prompts, all of which are used to encourage members to grow. Also the group is generally awesome, so if you like writing or are just curious, feel free to stop by!

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Meetings are Tuesdays from 11:30 am to 12:20 pm in room 211.

President: Ari Perez, Advisor: Cheri Endean

Markmakers: The Drawing and Printmaking Club

A student group focused on drawing and printmaking. Markmakers 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.

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President: Emily Blocker, Advisor: Stephen Halko, Assistant Professor of Drawing and Printmaking

MFA Club

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

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Officers: Nikki Turner, Katie Moore, Aneka Ingold, Hallie LeBlanc, Advisor: Jay Constantine, Professor of Painting and Fine Arts

Painting Club

The Painting Club'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.
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President: Kirbi Fagan, Advisor: Tom Post, Assistant Professor of Painting and Fine Arts

The Functioneers

Our purpose is to improve and further the already existent comradery in the Sculpture and Functional Arts program.
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President: Christa Carroll, Advisor: Bob Marsh, Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Functional Art

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