Each student could apply for a space, usually one square of pavement, though some students teamed up to make larger pictures. The assigned squares were numbered, and each student was given a box of large chalks in many colors.
The starting time was 11 AM, and as we walked around, the artists were beginning their creations. There were two basic techniques: drawing directly with the chalk, and grinding some chalk into powder and mixing it with water in a cup, then painting it on with brushes. The latter gave more control, but took longer.
One of the beautiful homes next to Forsyth Park. After some viewing, we took a break and visited Forsyth House, a SCAD building housing Alumni Atelier. These are graduate students given a studio and living space for some weeks. Each works with a company or client to create work furthering their own career, as well as working with undergraduate students. We enjoyed talking with the Forsyth House residents and seeing their work.
In mid-afternoon we were back in Forsyth Park to enjoy many of the finished chalk paintings.
Saturday evening we had a wonderful time at the SCAD theater on Broughton where Alumni awards were given. One of the winners and keynote speaker, Jesse Hildreth (Visual Effects 2008) showed us some of his fascinating digital lighting work for films, including “Rogue One, a Star Wars Story,” and “The Jungle Book,” nominee and winner of this year’s Oscar Award for Visual Effects. Then we all enjoyed a showing of “Rogue One” in 3D, and saw many of the shots he’d worked on and talked about. A fantastic evening!
More when I have time.