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Over 115 students attended this fall’s Imagination Day in order to attend workshops and demonstrations in letterpress, printmaking, ceramics, glass blowing, and 3D modeling. Area high schools that attended included Amherst, Beatrice, Broken Bow, Grand Island Northwest, Grand Island Senior High, Gothenburg, Kearney Catholic, Kearney High School, Lexington, Minden, Ogallala, Shelton, Wicox-Hildreth, and Phillipsburg, Kansas.

Students began the day at the Museum of Nebraska Art studying the current exhibitions before heading over to the Fine Arts Building to be greeted by faculty and begin their morning workshop sessions. During both the morning and afternoon sessions, students broke into groups to learn more about their areas of interests within the different programs and emphases within the department.

A new component this year was a contest held through Snapchat where students were encouraged to take selfies during and between sessions and decorate them using Snapchat’s drawing tools. The most creative submissions received a bundle of art supplies provided by the department.

UNK student volunteers were also on-hand to take Polaroid keepsakes for the visiting students.

Students and faculty alike touted this year’s Imagination Day a huge success and look forward to seeing it grow as it continues. The next Imagination Day is tentatively scheduled for February of the Spring 2018 semester.

Check photos of the event in the gallery below!