This year's Alumni Reunion is Saturday, June 5, with all events happening online, including the Annual Juried Alumni Exhibition. Work accepted for the Juried Exhibition will be on view online, launching June 5.

Reunion Schedule

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Let’s Create a Paper Tulip with Erica Worrall '12

Paper flowers are a newfound love for many individuals. They are most commonly seen in weddings as backdrops. This workshop will show you the basic techniques of creating a paper flower.

Register by May 14 to receive supplies for the workshop in the mail, and be sure to give us your current mailing address.

What you'll learn:

Students will learn in a one-day entry-level class the techniques of cutting, shaping and configuring a paper flower to look realistic. Creating paper flowers starts with learning the anatomy of the real flower you are trying to replicate. Each petal is cut out of fine Italian crepe paper, shaped to resemble the petals of the original flower and then adhered to a wrapped wire stem. By the end of the class you will take away a beautifully sculpted flower that will last you years with good care.

To ensure the best possible learning experience, we are limiting direct workshop participation to 20 participants total. But don’t worry—if you’re not one of the first 20 people to sign up, you can still attend as an observer! What does that mean? Observers are welcome to follow along, and we just ask that you stay on mute.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Moore's historic costume closet, led by alum Jane Likens '66.

Basic Pop Up Structures for Artist Books with Michelle Wilson '00

Learn some basic paper engineering and pop-up techniques! With some simple folds and cuts, paper can be transformed into three-dimensional forms that are both playful and engaging.

What You'll Need:

Scissors, Glue stick, Xacto knife, Bone folder, Paper (recommended: Canson Mi-Teintes in various colors, cut to letter size. Please have paper cut to letter size prior to the workshop. If this can't be found, any basic colored construction paper will do.)

To ensure the best possible learning experience, we are limiting direct workshop participation to 20 participants total. But don’t worry—if you’re not one of the first 20 people to sign up, you can still attend as an observer! What does that mean? Observers are welcome to follow along, and we just ask that you stay on mute.

Space for casual conversation over Zoom. Relax and catch up!

Learn how to fund your projects and make the “new” freelance economy work for you. Choose between a grantwriting workshop and a marketing workshop, both geared toward people working in art and design. Please note: both workshops will be recorded.

Grantwriting Workshop

Speaker TBA

The Art of Brand Marketing with Melissa Ojeda '15

This is a jam-packed workshop where Creative Consultant Melissa Ojeda '15 will guide you through how to create an effective marketing plan to ensure that your work is getting in front of the right people in your industry. Melissa will address the importance of staying on brand and provide helpful industry tips and resources that will support you through your self-promotion.

This Art Education conversation is hosted by faculty member Dr. Li Sumpter, in dialogue with up-and-coming art educator Kendyl Boyd '21, and Post-Baccalaureate alumni Libya Doman '13. Speakers will share reflections from the field as Black Art Educators, and offer space for participants to engage in conversations. Topics of discussion will include: Why does representation matter in the arts and education? What has changed for Black Art Educators in the last few decades, and what remains the same? What supports need to be in place to cultivate and sustain the success of Black Art Educators?

Event attendees will be eligible to receive one ACT 48 credit for Pennsylvania educators. Please note: this conversation will be recorded. Live attendance is required for ACT 48 credit.

Interested in sharing what you’ve been up to this last year? Sign up to give a Lightning Talk! Or sit back and listen to others—your choice! Please note: this event will be recorded.

In 5 minutes, briefly present your portfolio, current projects, or an idea you have been working on. If we have enough demand for this event, we will divvy up participants into breakout rooms based on your project’s medium. This event is an opportunity to connect with those you know and have worked with before, as well as meeting new-to-you alumni!

Join us to cap off this year's Reunion by celebrating our 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awardees and the wide-ranging talents of Moore alumni across the years. Hear from President Cecelia Fitzgibbon and Alumni Council President Valerie Lang '14, as well as the awardees themselves. Please note: this event will be recorded.

Alumni Workshop Leaders

Erica Worrall '12 Let's Create a Paper Tulip

Erica is the owner and visionary behind Little Paper Flowers, based in West New York, NJ (previously Brooklyn, New York). All petals are hand cut, shaped, and sometimes even painted. Each petal is carefully glued to the stem and fluffed with care, as each flower is a 3D piece of art that will last a lifetime. Erica was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA where she received her undergraduate degree in Fashion Design at Moore College of Art & Design. After graduating, she relocated to New York City to begin a career in the fashion world, as an in-house designer for one of the top corporate fashion companies in New York.

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Michelle Wilson '00 Basic Pop-Up Structures for Artist Books

Michelle Wilson is an interdisciplinary thinker, whose work involves papermaking, printmaking, book arts, installation, and social practice. Her practice includes frequent collaborations with other artists, in particular her ongoing projects Book Bombs (with Mary Tasillo) and the Rhinoceros Project (with Anne Beck). Wilson currently teaches printmaking and seminars at San Jose State University and Stanford University, as well as workshops throughout the United States. She lives in Oakland, California.

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Melissa Ojeda '15 The Art of Brand Marketing

Melissa Ojeda is an Artist Rep and Creative Consultant with a background in marketing, brand strategy, content creation and creative coaching. Known for being collaborative, inclusive and turning thoughts into action, her strengths lie in recognizing and cultivating the potential in others. Inspired by her vibrant and eclectic hometown of Miami, she launched Miami Reps to provide evolutionary creatives of various genres, the opportunity to be seen and receive the attention their work deserves. Melissa is an alumna of Moore College of Art & Design, and majored in Photography & Digital Arts.

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Art Education Speakers

Libya Doman '13

Libya Doman is a National Board-certified visual art educator and a cultural responsiveness facilitator. Using art and conversation as “mirrors and windows” to seeing ourselves and others, she designs and delivers curriculums, workshops, and keynotes to help educators grapple with topics that are often deemed “taboo.” Presentation focuses include—but are not limited to—race, gender, orientation, (dis)ability, language, SES, and other special populations. Ms. Doman is proud to have a degree from Spelman College; an HBCU. She received a post-Baccalaureate from Moore College of Art & Design. She earned her Master’s in Art Education and 2D Art from TC, Columbia University.

Ms. Doman is an Equity Lead for her school. She has served as a professor at George Mason University. She was a member of NAEA’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. She was recently named VAEA Art Educator of the Year and VAEA Elementary Art Educator of the Year.

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Kendyl Boyd '21

Kendyl Boyd is an emerging educator and multifaceted creative who is passionate about equity and cultural exchange in the arts and education. An ambitious and detail-oriented "old soul," Kendyl strives to encourage youth to lift their voices and realize their potential through educational experiences that are culturally inclusive, relevant, and diverse.

In her pre-service experience, Kendyl has worked in Philadelphia art museums as a volunteer with the Community Engagement and Family Programs department at the Barnes Foundation and as an intern and workshop assistant with the Family Programs department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She fulfilled her student teaching requirements to become a Pennsylvania state-certified K–12 art teacher with the Lower School at Friends Select School in Center City Philadelphia. Kendyl is an awardee of the 2021 National Art Education Association Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Scholarship and was recently named FAO Schwarz Fellow for Community Engagement and Family Programs at the Barnes Foundation. She graduated in May from the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Art Education at Moore and will begin her studies in the MA program in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations later this year. Kendyl is originally from northeastern New Jersey and is currently based in Philadelphia, PA.

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Dr. Li Sumpter, Ph.D. Moderator

Dr. Li Sumpter, Ph.D. is an independent scholar and multidisciplinary artist who applies strategies of worldbuilding and mythic design toward building better, more resilient communities of the future. Li’s creative research and collaborative design initiatives engage the art of survival and sustainability through diverse ecologies and immersive stories of change. Li is a cultural producer and eco-arts activist working through MythMedia Studios, the Escape Artist Initiative and various arts and community-based orgs in Philly and across the country. She holds an MA in Art and Humanities Education from NYU and a MA/Ph.D. in Mythological Studies and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Li currently teaches at Moore College of Art & Design in both undergraduate and graduate programs and teaches special topics for adult courses at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Barnes Foundation. Li will join Haverford College’s faculty in Fall 2021 to teach in the Visual Studies and Environmental Studies programs. She is a 3-time recipient of the Leeway Art and Change Grant and a 2020 recipient of the Leeway Transformation Award.

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