Week 7, Day 31 – 35, 45 Days of Giving

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

Welcome back to Week 7 of our 45 Days of Giving! See Days 31 – 35 below!  In the fall of 2018, Nossi College of Art is celebrating our 45th anniversary, and we decided to do 45 acts of creative kindness for local classrooms, non-profits, church groups. Nashville and the surrounding communities have been supportive of Nossi College and the impact we wanted to make on this area, so in return, we wanted to feature 45 acts of thankfulness. If you haven’t already, check out our previous blog for Week 6 to get all the action! Day 31: Ivanetta H. Davis Early Learning Center Ivanetta H. Davis Early Learning Center is a child- and family-centered public preschool. What’s unique about this preschool is the children’s growth and development are supported through the studies of the Creative Curriculum. Each day, students focus on literacy, math, social studies and science while also receiving social and emotional learning through experiences in the garden, the library and art classes. Teaching students through STEAM is very important for Nossi College and we were thrilled to stock their classroom with markers, crayons, crafting supplies and plenty of glue to hold it all together! Photos by Blake Russell “Early learning lasts a lifetime.” – Ivanetta H. Davis Early Learning Center Ivanetta encourages families to visit and play often and to be engaged in their student’s life – both in and out of the classroom. To support Ivanetta preschool please follow this link. Shout out to Pencil Foundation for…

Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival – Group Art Show

Nossi College’s Illustration Instructor Rob Nemeth will be showing his work this weekend – we invite everyone to come out and meet some amazing local artists. Learn more about Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and this event here. See more of Rob’s work here.  

Hands-On Learning Versus Learning Online

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

When is it best to take an online class versus a class on campus?You have probably seen or heard lots advertisements for online classes and online degrees, making your choice harder.Before making a decision about where you earn your creative degree, consider why learning at Nossi College of Art can have a greater impact on your professional career than an ONLINE-ONLY education. At Nossi, you spend your first day of class meeting your instructors and learning about their professional, creative lives in Middle Tennessee. Connect with classmates who share your interests, passions and creative gifts. As the semester progresses, you will collaborate with students in class as well as with students in other programs, learning about all creative fields and how they can benefit your professional career. Nossi’s classrooms are interactive environments providing you with critiques for artwork, discussions on client relations, debates on methodologies and advice for pricing your work. There is no better way to learn these skills than in person. So when is it beneficial to learn online? Nossi offers general education courses within an online classroom, so you don’t always have to commute to campus. This online function for general education courses helps fit class into your already busy schedule. It is your decision to learn online or in person. We understand it can be difficult to work a full-time job, go to school and balance your life – but there is a way! Over 300 students do it every year with Nossi. When making your…

Going for BROKE; Introducing a New Comic Series

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Drake Denada “Epic” joins Mathias Bartholomew Santiago “Omega” as the perfect anti-heroes, two broke ‘average Joes’ challenging themselves to become paid, professional heroes. If you have ever struggled to pay a bill in college, then you know the struggle of Broke Comic. Nossi College joins Antonio Flores II and Kenneth Brian Moore, the creators of Broke Comic. Thanks to the Memphis Comic Expo, Antonio and Kenneth were able to secure a publishing deal and Broke will be available for sale in the fall of 2018. Click here to stay up to date!  How did you come up with the idea? Antonio Flores II: Playing a massively multiplayer online game with fellow Nossi grad, Kenneth Moore, I had comical misfortunes happening again and again and my character level was so low I shouldn’t have been able to continue. It was at that moment we laughed at other misfortunes we encountered in life. Kenneth Moore: That idea concocted two broke superheroes trying to pay rent. I drew a single page of the comic at the time and laughed for a solid hour while doing it. AFII: This concept didn’t happen overnight. There were several prospective ‘super’ suits, but it wasn’t until we both enrolled at Nossi College when we started to brainstorm more ideas and made progress in the overall world design, additional characters and events leading the storyline. KM: I wrote a treatment for Comic Class when I was in school that was refined after I graduated after getting feedback from…

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