Mia Woo

Spruance Fine Arts Center

Mia Woo Jun 25, 2020 11:19 am

Confessions From an Art Major

I might be biased, but being an Art major is pretty awesome. It isn’t easy by any means, but I get to do what I love almost every day—and our department isn’t half bad, either. It’s equipped with studios and state-of-the-art equipment that are unique to Arcadia. Most majors are generally similar...

Hand lettering by Mia Woo

Mia Woo Apr 23, 2020 8:00 pm

Learn to Letter With Me!

I picked up hand-lettering in my junior year of high school. In art class, I saw a good friend of mine hand-lettering, and I decided that I wanted to try it. Now, as I’m a rising junior attending university, I’ve developed pretty decent skills. I’m completely self-taught, so I thought I would share...

Desk covered with paints, markers, and a sketchbook.

Mia Woo Apr 18, 2020 4:20 pm

Confessions of a Displaced Artist

I’ll be honest. As an introvert, I am more than happy to be stuck at home. But as an art major, I won’t sugarcoat anything—this sucks. When I got the news that I’d have to go home to Doylestown, I packed up all of my art supplies and tools, and I even swiped 20 pounds of clay from the...

Image of sunset over the Olympic stadium in London.

Mia Woo Feb 19, 2020 3:16 pm

A Third Culture Kid’s Take on Culture Shock

In my previous blog post, “From Everywhere and Nowhere: The Third Culture Kid,” I talked a bit about my experiences as a “TCK”—someone who spent a significant amount of their childhood in a country or culture that doesn’t match their citizenship. In my case, I lived in Tokyo, Japan,...

View of skyscrapers in Tokyo at night.

Mia Woo Feb 5, 2020 4:50 pm

From Everywhere and Nowhere: The Third Culture Kid

From my very first day at Arcadia, I learned the art of introducing myself: stating my name, major, where I’m from, and the good ole fun fact to top it off. I’ve gotten pretty good at introductions, except for one bit—I have no idea how to say where I’m from. I genuinely don’t know what to say...

Two students visit a table in the great room with a rainbow flag next to it.

Mia Woo Jan 3, 2020 11:02 am

Finding My Pride On Campus (and Learning to Love It)

I discovered PRIDE Club at the activities fair as a freshman—the rainbow flag draped over the table caught my eye. I was out back then, but I wasn’t proud yet. I was too anxious to sign up, so I let myself look at the table for a second longer before walking past it and pretending to...

Mia Woo Dec 3, 2019 3:32 pm

An American in Paris: Timeline and Tips

Last year while abroad, some friends and I decided to go to Paris as a group. Safety in numbers, right?  We picked a date, bought our bus tickets in advance online, and packed as much as we could into a long weekend. Here’s how we did it:  Arcadia London Center (Thursday...

Mia's ceramic vases

Mia Woo Oct 30, 2019 12:30 pm

My Professors Were Happy That I Failed

Recently, I learned how to make vases in my Ceramics class. But, for whatever reason, I just couldn’t execute the technique. I felt like I had no control over the clay. I’ve been doing ceramics since I was 11 years old, so the fact that I wasn’t “getting it” straight away was discouraging....