Find the encouragement and inspiration you need to persevere through artistic struggles with insights and creative strategies from the OA community.
For The Oatley Academy Team, 2016 was our most intense, productive and collaborative year yet.
In this New Year Celebration we share insights gained from the hard lessons and new discoveries we experienced in the past year.
PANELISTS: Ânia Marcos (Community Director), Ejiwa Ebenebe (Technology Director), Érika Casab (Support Ninja), Jessica Doll and Lauren Morse (Hosts of DIY Animation), Maike Venhofen (Storytellers’ Summit Instructor), Shawna JC Tenney (Host of Stories Unbound) and Chris Oatley (Director for The Oatley Academy).
Artists have always been conveyors of nuance and subtlety…
Artists have always been a culture’s conscience …
Today our job as artists has not changed.
Chris Oatley, along with Storytellers’ Summit hosts Adam Westbrook and Maike Venhofen face a difficult question all artists have:
‘How can we create honest art and stories in a time of so many cultural divides?’
- How do I dramatize what I want to say?
- How do I avoid demonizing people with different ideologies than mine?
- Are villains just characters that don’t agree with the hero?
- Should I dramatize an uncomfortable theme in such a way that is comfortable for my audience?
…which is why creative community is so vital.
In this Staying Strong Through Artistic Struggles series, Chris Oatley and some of our Magic Box Studio Group Hosts Sarah Mills, Melissa Dow and Manuel Aquino will help you stay positive and motivated through your artistic struggles!