CMYKlub encourages creativity

Autumn Granza, Community Editor

Students are encouraged to show their creative side by joining Marywood’s graphic design club, the CMYKlub.

 CMYK stands for cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black) and is an important color model in the graphic design process used in printing.

The CMYKlub was created by Christine Medley, assistant professor of graphic design, in 2008. Officers are: president Ashley Kujat, junior graphic design major; vice president Shannon Atwell, senior graphic design major; secretary Kathleen Reilly, junior graphic design major; and treasurer Tom Cunningham, junior graphic design major.

This year, members participated in Scranton’s First Friday in November. The club held a themed show of quotes at The Workshop, co-owned by Medley, in downtown Scranton. Resume-building has also been the club’s focus this year. Many of the members are juniors and seniors, so gallery shows that showcase their creativity are important. Members are also making holiday cards and decorations for local nursing homes.

“The CMYKlub is a great community to be a part of,” said Kujat.  “Everyone is easy-going and fun to be around.  We have fun while creating and working on events.”

Next semester the club will be hosting another First Friday show. The theme will be based around a deck of cards. Each member will use a whole deck of cards and translate it into a piece of artwork. Members also hope to have a trip to a museum or gallery outside of Scranton.

Current members encourage students of any major to participate. Not only does the CMYKlub offer a more narrowed focus on graphic design, but the projects they work on cover more than just digital work, including all types of mediums like letterpress, 3D, painting, mixed media, and others. Activities are done at each meeting. At the last meeting, members worked on string art with wood and nails, and the week before they did a letterpress workshop with Medley.

“I sincerely encourage anybody who is a graphic design major to come check out the meetings,” said Atwell.

Meetings are usually held every other Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Center, room 135, but can vary. To join, stop by a meeting, join the Facebook group (CMYKlub), or email [email protected]