With A Paintbrush And Some Styrofoam

Scholarship Entrant: Sarah from Milford, MI
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Sarah: 38

Set painting; a skillful practice used in film and plays that I dream to use in my career someday. This career includes interacting with different people, literature, places and materials. The different stories you can bring to life are limitless, both on stage and off. The connection you can build with people from constructing a set or the reactions you get from a captivated audience member never leave you. When people go to see a show or a movie, the set painter can decide what they want the person to feel by just sticking with a certain color scheme or different levels of complexity. Sometimes even by using just styrofoam or hardwood pieces cleverly painted to look like something else, can the whole feeling or a look of a set be turned upside down. This career affects the world in the way that it brings to life fantasies and dreams of people from all over the world. It helps bond people. In the fall I hope to attend Western Michigan University to study theatrical design and technology. With this and my own perseverance I hope to go into this as a career to not only live out my dreams, but help bring other’s dreams to a stage of their own.

Vote for Sarah: 38

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