By: Emily Hinds
In the spirit of the changing seasons, Titan Productions planned a “Cocoa and Canvas Night” for students and the community on Oct. 13. The purpose of this event was to help students take their mind off the stress of school by enjoying a nice cup of hot cocoa and getting in touch with their creative side with painting a canvas.
This event was held via Zoom but also in person at the University Grill. If students decided to join the event through Zoom, they were provided with the materials and picked them up beforehand whereas the rest of the students were provided with them in-person. Space in the Grill was limited in order to follow social distancing. Although it was only a small gathering, this was one of the first events on campus.
The head of Titan Productions, Eric Yankosky, conducted the cocoa and canvas night with the help of his assistant, Kyra Deloach, former graduate of IU South Bend.
Deloach guided attendees of this event through the painting process. She took it step-by-step helping anyone in the process. This event taught people how to paint and draw designs on a canvas starting with the background. The background consisted of blending the colors, then moved on to the rest of the design on the canvas. Participants were able to paint each of their canvases to their own desire.
Many of those that attended through Zoom joined in with their families, allowing for a cozy and creative night inside. Everyone was allowed to paint at their own pace with no pressure. Even though COVID-19 has affected many events, Titan Atlas is still putting on events to keep the campus community engaged and entertained, even at home.
IU South Bend will be planning more events like this throughout the remainder of the semester either via Zoom or limited in-person. For more information to join upcoming events go to titanatlas.iusb.edu.