Idyllwild Dean Launches Art In 3D Blog
Dr. Doug Ashcraft, Dean of the Arts at Idyllwild Arts Academy, closes the opening post of his new blog with “Let’s just see what happens.”
Titled Art In 3D “(Dean Dr. Doug, 3D…get it?..)”, Dr. Ashcraft writes “in order to provide information, commentary, thoughts, ideas and questions for our parents, prospective students and interested observers.”
Writing from Idyllwild, Dr. Ashcraft’s blog should be able to provide some interesting insights into the ways that driven young artists learn and work through the early stages of the respective crafts- in hopes of becoming professionals in the the arts as adults.
His second post (Actors Wear Black) looks at the challenge to find places for auditioning musicians, dancers and actors in the face of limited seats/roles and how the potential players fit within the works they will perform.
“Back to judgment. It’s really all about judgment. An audition that is. What do these young artists have? What do they need? How can we use it? How can we stretch it? How does this combination of talents fit together best, in order to produce a Beethoven Symphony, a series of plays that Howard won’t let me announce yet, or a balanced dance concert that won’t require every dancer to rehearse until 9:30 every day?”
Dr. Ashcraft’s voice offers the opportunity to get a glimpse inside a driven students body dedicated to the strenuous and professional preparation of their art.