The fall semester has officially begun and students are flocking to club fairs and induction meetings to find a club that suits them. Clubs are a great opportunity to connect, sample work, build a resume, and pursue hobbies with like-minded people outside of the classroom. They’re a free and fun way to build on your education and express yourself. With over 384 clubs and over 25 arts-centric clubs, there is something for everyone.
Do you want to create memories that will last forever? Then the Rowan Photography Club might be for you. Led by founding President Jill Taylor, this club meets to share and enjoy the art of photography.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re a hobbyist, an expert, or someone who’s never held a camera before,” Taylor said.
The club organizes photo competitions, photo hikes and gives tips on how to improve as a photographer.
“We’re trying to be super inclusive,” Taylor said. “Photography and photo clubs can be expensive and intimidating, so we try to help people learn as much as possible and feel included.”
The club meets every other Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in Westby Hall, Room 105.
3D Printing Club
As technology advances, we see how it interacts with different parts of our lives — from how we connect with others and how we see the world to how we create art. The 3D Printing Club gives members a glimpse into all of this as the club gives students the opportunity to learn about the 3D printing process and create art themselves.
Its mission as described in his pro link The profile is to “enable all students, regardless of major or skill level, to learn about 3D printing and 3D printing-related activities.”
Additionally, the club hopes students will “learn skills that will be beneficial for the rest of their academic and professional careers.”
They meet every two weeks on Fridays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the technical hall in room 240.
Rowan Lab Theater
Have you always wanted to look behind the scenes of a play? Well, now you can be a part of it! The Rowan Lab Theater seeks to explore every aspect of theatrical production.
Theater helps develop students’ skills in any area of production that interests them. They explore costume design, lighting design, stage management, performance, direction and development. They try to involve everyone, not just members of the club, to improve the Rowan community as a whole.
Be sure to keep an eye on her Instagram@rowanlabtheatre, to keep up to date with their audition dates, open technical positions and performances.
RU doll artist
If you’re looking to make a friend, the RU Puppet Artist might be for you. Founded in Fall 2020 by TJ Jacobs, The RU Puppet Artist explores the art of puppetry through accessible practices.
Artists experiment and collaborate to expand their community through proven educational techniques and learn by creating artistic experiences for their communities.
Last year the club hosted an original show “RAGNARUCKUS” which incorporated Norse mythology through puppetry. The show included the legendary Norse characters Odin, Thor, Loki and Fenrir, as well as Norse tales such as the end of the world, also known as Ragnarok.
“We are an organization working to bring puppetry to others through creative, educational and insightful workshops with a focus on the use of sustainable and recycled materials,” said Jacob Kantrowitz, the club’s social manager.
At RAGNARUKUS, the club used cardboard, water jugs, plastic bags and other recycled materials to make many of the dolls.
You don’t need any experience to join the club.
“A lot of the E-Board members didn’t think they would ever do puppetry before they came to Rowan,” Kantrowitz said.
Monthly workshops are held and they have a list of sessions and programs for this semester on their Instagram, @ru_puppet_artist. All workshops are held in Westby Hall Room 104, with the exception of the Christmas Carol Auditions which are held in Bunce Hall Room 159.
Rowan Art Collective
Do you love art? Do you have a passion for creating a more accessible and inclusive environment in art? Then the Rowan Art Collective is for you.
The Collective seeks to give Rowan more visibility in the visual arts by collaborating with other clubs, organizations and art installations.
They host a variety of events to promote the arts on campus, with their flagship event being the annual juried exhibition with the help of the High Street Gallery. Casual events vary such as rock painting, card decorating, batik, mud building and more.
If you are interested in joining the collective, meetings are held on Tuesdays at 8pm in Westby Hall, Room 206.
beauty in distress
If you have an interest in fashion, the Beauty in Distress Club is where aspiring designers, artists and entrepreneurs hone their skills. The club works with other artists and the surrounding community to become better designers.
They host field trips, student exhibits, workshops, community service events, and biweekly get-togethers.
Beauty in Distress is hosting its first introductory meeting on September 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 409 of Discovery Hall
Rowan Alternative Music Club
If you want to go out, Rowan Alternative Music Club has the music for you. your pro link explains that they want to “promote the local music scene” and “start a group where people can share music, talk about it and share simple music”.
Even if you don’t like alternative music, they welcome all musical tastes. You don’t have to play an instrument to join the club. The association is also interested in building a local music scene.
This is just the tip of the iceberg of the art clubs you can join at Rowan. There is something for everyone, no matter what interests you or what you experience. Would you like to see more information about the clubs mentioned or other options? Go over there https://rowan.campuslabs.com/engage/organizations.
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