Project Identity got a rolling start this week as we moved from MIAD to Kettle Moraine High School in Wales, Wisconsin. Mr. Barder and his supportive staff of visual educators delivered a fine group of driven animators to work with me upon my arrival to KMHS. All of these young men not only submitted videos for the project, but they feverishly rotoscoped during my residency.
We also got to test-drive Joseph Wagner’s (MIAD alumni) fantastic portable animation table that Project Identity commissioned him to make for the adventure. The whole thing folds up neatly and fits into a standard carry-on piece of luggage as Joe knew from the start that we’d be doing a good amount of traveling for this project; into the thousands of miles.
KMHS, Mr. Barder and their Administration should be proud of not only their completely functional facility for the arts, but also, the diversity of art that is explored there. In 25 paces I could walk from the animation lab, through a figure drawing class past the kiln and sculpture areas and land right in-between choir and orchestra! Proximity and diversity empower this fine performing and visual arts curriculum in Wales, Wisconsin.
Associate Professor of Foundations
This is quite the experience. I just wanted to personal thank you for letting us be involved in such a big project. I can’t wait to see the end result and it’s a thrill to see how excited other schools are about this. I can’t wait to get more pictures to work with.
Gotta Run (Faster)