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Freestyle Academy of Communication Arts & Technology

1299 Bryant Ave, Mt. View, CA 94040 T 650-940-4680   F 650-961-1346
2 Required Classes: English and Digital Media 3rd/Elective Class:  + Animation or Design or Film

Artist In Residence Program (AIRP)
Joshua Wigger

The mission of the AIRP is to provide a working artist to inspire and educate students in all aspects of their program.  Josh Wigger is an emerging artist, musician, and sound engineer from the Los Angeles area.  He grew up in Fresno California where he first created many of the city's large-scale murals, before moving to LA to attend sound school.

 

Josh came to Freestyle in November, 2010 and stayed with us for three weeks.  During his tenure he taught students' many new techniques in Photoshop and Illustrator, new approaches in audio engineering, as well as many new studio art methods.  Additionally, we were also very fortunate that Josh painted four murals for the campus, each depicting one of the classes - see photos below.

 

"Making new brushes from ink and importing them to Photoshop was really cool!" - Ally Watanabe

 

"He fostered a different approach to creativity that only an independent artist could provide" - Miller Wrenn

 

"We want more Josh!!" -- Ben Malenka

 

"It was such a delight to have another artist in the classroom with me.  Each student received more one-on-one attention which benefited the students greatly." - Leslie Parkinson, Freestyle Design Teacher

 

Thank you to all the parent support that helped make this program become a reality!

 

Design

English

Film

Digital Media

 

Click on any photo for a full gallery of 71 photos while Josh was working with classes