Thorp previously worked at the Savannah College of Art and Design as a professor and as design coordinator for the school of foundation studies. Before that, he lived and worked for a decade as an exhibiting artist.
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- The Creative Coast
- InnoCentive Solvers
- Front End of Innovation
- FabLab Interest Group
- Art Educators USA
- Maryland Institute College of Art Alumni
- The Psychology of Creativity
- MICA alums
- Ocean Exchange Delegates and Friends
- International Creative Trainers
Media Appearances (7)
Linda Hardy wins fifth annual Applaud the Artist contest
The Augusta Chronicle
“This is my first choice,” said judge Scott Thorp, the chairman of Augusta University’s Department of Art. “It is colorful and has a good composition. Also, it has a very positive and energetic feel.”...
Scott Thorp, Designing the Future
Augusta Magazine print
In 2015, a candidate for a job in the department of art at Augusta University—Scott Thorp—got his first tour of downtown Augusta. He also noticed a lot of abandoned buildings and empty storefronts. Wow, he thought: Empty storefronts usually mean cheap rent; artists always look for cheap rent. What a great opportunity there is in Augusta to grow the arts and culture downtown!
Call for Entries: ‘Trifecta’ MFA Exhibition at Augusta University
Georgia Southern University online
Trifecta could not take place without the generosity of Scott Thorp, Chair of the Art Department at Augusta University who graciously is providing the Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art for the exhibition.
Immersive Van Gogh experience is way to expose world to art 4 trillion pixels at a time
Augusta Chronicle print
Augusta University art professor Scott Thorp said while most people will never have the opportunity to see Van Gogh originals, this presents an opportunity to be introduced to art – perhaps for the first time – which could inspire visits to the local Morris Museum of Art or the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Westobou or Mary S. Byrd galleries, the latter of which is located at AU's Summerville Campus.
Immersive shows like ‘Beyond Van Gogh’ are future of art, expert says
An interactive exhibit on the art of Vincent Van Gogh is coming to Augusta this month, and an expert says the immersive show and others like it promise to being art to a whole new audience. “Beyond Van Gogh — The Immersive Experience” has wowed millions of art lovers interested in the famous Dutch painter since it began touring in 2017. t Scott Thorp, chair of the Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department of Art and Design, offered an expert’s perspective before the exhibit opens locally. “I believe these types of exhibitions exceed expectations because they are so stimulating. They include a new type of interactive media that entirely surrounds the viewer. You are more of a participant than a viewer in these situations,” Thorp said.
Scott Thorp with Augusta University talks immersive & interactive art!
Augusta University Scott Thorp talks about the new Immersive Van Gogh experience
Scott Thorp tells us about the animation program at Augusta University
Augusta University's animation program is growing and Scott Thorp tells the Morning Mix all about it.