Monday, September 25, 2023

NFA Students Design Habitat T-Shirt

Newburgh Free Academy recently students had an opportunity to design t-shirts for Habitat for Humanity’s annual Walk for Housing.

NFA’s Visual Communications class, taught by Jeffrey Gebhardt, was recruited by two alumni to create a t-shirt design for their annual walk. Matthew Arbolino, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, and Gary Chasteen, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, both alumni of Newburgh Free Academy, recruited scholars to create a design for their annual Walk for Housing t-shirt. 

Chasteen presented to the class about their upcoming event and what they were looking for in a design. He informed the student designers about required elements, styles, and coloring. They also discussed designs from previous classes and critiqued why specific designs have been chosen in the past over others.

Students created their designs and presented them to Chasteen the following week. Feedback was provided and the final submissions were reviewed by the entire Habitat team with a final design being selected. 

The design that is chosen will be used as the primary design for Habitat for Humanity of Great Newburgh’s Annual Walk for Housing t-shirt.

The Walk for Housing was held last Sunday.

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