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Anahid Telfeyan, Director:

Anahid Telfeyan is an undergraduate student at NC State’s College of Design studying art+design with a minor in computer science. She loves and welcomes every type of art: fine art, dance, theater, poetry, and anything else that sparks creativity! This year she is the assistant director of art2wear at NC State and is excited to bring some of the boys and girls of wake county to art2wear to experience the show! And some of the fashion designers to the Boys and Girls clubs! She is also a member of a hip-hop dance team at NC State called The Production, and would love to integrate dance as a part of design at NSS. Anahid has experience in child care and teaching and wants to integrate the passion of designers with the creative potential of children in the Raleigh area.

If you are interested in volunteering or helping out New Sense Studios in any type of way, email us! We would love to have you working with us teaching art to the youth of Raleigh!

Julia Rice, Academic Advisor:

Julia Rice is the Director Design Lab for K-12 Education at the College of Design. Areas of activity include strategic development, pre–college design programming, design educator development, research, and educational community outreach and engagement to further the programmatic mission of the Design Lab for K-12 Education and the academic mission of the NC State University College of Design. Julia originally joined the College of Design as K-12 Camps + Workshops Coordinator in 2012. Julia has directed programs such as the College of Design’s popular Design Camp, High School Summer Studios and the Weekend Workshops program at CAM Raleigh, Open Studio, and other K-12 Design Education initiatives, serving hundreds of students, families, educators and members of the community yearly. She maintains connection with thousands of high school students, parents and teachers throughout the country and the world who are interested in design education opportunities at the College of Design at NC State. In her work with the Design Lab, she engages College of Design faculty, students, design professionals, local teachers and members of the community in opportunities for collaboration, outreach and employment in programs for aspiring design students. Julia connects the College of Design to the community and aspiring students via the The Design Lab, offering programming to facilitate learning, creative challenge and design inquiry in K–12 classrooms and beyond.