Library Orientation!

Penn Library Homepage: http://www.library.upenn.edu/ The library is a lovely, quiet place of refuge. Whether one is looking to take a break from studio or simply read/work in a controlled environment the nearest library is the place to go.   Wednesday I attended a short orientation to the Fisher Fine Arts Library on campus. Below are links to the multitude of resources I was unaware…

First Week in Review

The first week is often though of as a week to adjust to new surroundings, plan for the months to come, and meet the new people embarking on this educational mission with you. While all this was true for my first week, there was far more activity than originally anticipated. Monday: No classes were held this day, however, the school still held functions aimed…

Reading Terminal Market Adventures

Reading Terminal Market: http://www.readingterminalmarket.org/ Century 21 Stores: http://locations.c21stores.com/en/philadelphia Philadelphia Flea Market: http://philafleamarkets.org/ The Reading Terminal Market is a busy place filled with food ranging from fresh produce, fish, specialty sausages, coffee and ice cream, and prepared foods from stands such as Spartano’s cheesesteaks and Po Boys gumbo. There’s certainly something there for everyone to enjoy. I happened to be there around noon, which is…

Farmer’s Market

In Philadelphia there a several year round and some seasonal farmer’s markets all throughout the city. The Food Trust [http://thefoodtrust.org/] is the main organizer. For more information on the Farmer’s Markets locations, hours, and stands use the following link: http://thefoodtrust.org/farmers-markets I enjoy the excercise I get from walking to Clark Park in University City District on Thursday’s and Saturday’s for a bit of fresh produce….

Orientation!

Most of us think of orientation as a set of hours any institution we are integrating into has set aside to talk us to near informed boredom. The information is all, of course, very important but perhaps not in that moment. As a student, I’m generally a little more nervous and excited to meet new classmates, faculty, and staff than be lectured about my…

DIGIBLAST!

  All students entering PennDesign will have an introductory summer course to attend. This course ensures students are aware of PennDesign resources, the basics of the programs they will need in the semester, and have met their classmates. In my introductory course, I spent two weeks covering basic design programs (Rhino, Grasshopper, Python, Vray, Autocad, Photoshop, and Illustrator) as well as access to the…