DrawSpace: Advanced Drawing Techniques and Special Projects
The Art of Imagination’s DrawSpace project is entering its second semester. The advanced drawing class grew out of the earlier Amazing Invincible Super Comic Book Project! and continues to be led by local comic book artist and illustrator Tim Mayer. Projects completed to date by the DrawSpace students include personal board games, giant paper mache heads, and group comic projects, among others. The class also spent a few weeks practicing life drawing and basic sketching techniques.
The images pictured here include the game board and game pieces for Brian’s The Great Humiliate board game and the board for Amy’s game, Pizza Avengers.
Summer Film Project 2014 Premiere
On the evening of September 25th, the Summer Film Project 2014 culminated with the premiere of Ninja Clowns of Clownsville.
Self Portrait of DJ
Title: It Takes Forever
Self Portrait of Melisa
This summer (Jun. 2-Aug. 29, 2014) local filmmaker David Ackermann and Ollie Webb Center Artistic Director Jim Hoggatt led The Art of Imagination students through the process of creating an original short film as a part of our third annual Summer Film Project. Components of the project included workshops in script-writing, story-boarding, acting for the camera, the proper use of a video camera, training in behind-the-scenes film activities (eg. props, sets, costumes, location scouting, etc.), and instruction in operation of film editing software. The project has met twice a week throughout the summer.
The resulting film has been conceived and completed entirely by the students under the supervision of the filmmaker/instructors. On September 25th at 7pm, the project will culminate with a special premiere showing of the completed film, Clown Ninjas of Clownsville, at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church (1725 S. 60th St.) in Omaha. Films from the previous two summers will be presented as well.
Funding for the project was made possible through a grant from the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
Admission to the premiere is $5 per person at the door. No advance reservations.
For more information contact Jim Hoggatt at 402-342-4418 x.30 or email@example.com
A Guitar Player Makes Magic! By Alex Johnson
A guitar player named Steve is playing his guitar in Downtown Omaha. He’s making-up music as people walk by. Steve sees people walking-by, working on something, or just plain being themselves. As Steve makes up a song, he sings the words that pop in his head and lets them flow out of his lips like magic. The money he makes pays his rent at his apartment.