Written by: Sara Lamb
Welcome back to Week 2 of our 45 Days of Giving! See Days 6 – 10 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 1 to get all the action!
Hugh instilled dedication, commitment and tenacity in our illustration students and he is deeply missed. He also supported illustrators by sketching every day. To honor his dedication to sketching, Nossi College encouraged freshman illustration students enrolled for fall 2018 to submit 2-4 pencil drawings and a short paragraph on what they drew and why.
Kaity’s inspiration for the illustration she provided was her concept of “A Better Tomorrow.”
“The ideal tomorrow is getting through college, and the ideal future is becoming a successful artist. In this little sequence, I’ve tried to convey the perfect tomorrow. It takes place while I’ll be in college and the years after,” Kaity said.
“This page (below) is to show growth not only as an artist, but also to strive always for better days. Because tomorrow is not promised, but I can promise to try my hardest today.”
Kaity’s “Better Tomorrow” Comic Illustration
“Winning the Hugh Shelton scholarship not only inspires me to create more wild concepts but also gives me confidence as an artist that I can learn to be another Hugh Shelton.”
It was awesome to see the students use their new light boxes to help with their illustrations and we believe MACC has some incredible future illustrators on their hands.
MACC is a nonprofit in Hendersonville and they exist to create a vibrant art along with educational and cultural experience for people of all ages. They also ensure Monthaven is preserved as a Historical Landmark.
It’s awesome seeing future artists at work, below are some of Oliver Middle School student work we love.
Fun Fact: Oliver Middle’s student body comprises more than 900 students who represent 37 countries around the world. To contact Oliver Middle and donate additional supplies, please visit this link.
Of course, we were dying to know if the kids loved the supplies, so we sent Nossi photography student, Dyllan Abernathy, to do some investigating at BMCC and Dyllan’s photos definitely speak for themselves.
To learn more about or donate to the Belle Mead’s Children’s Center click here.
Want to learn more about Rock of Ages including service times and ways to get involved, visit their website here.