Spotlight on the Artist Dylan Bowman: Walsingham Academy Class of 2016

Aspiring filmmaker and fine artist, Dylan Bowman has attended Walsingham Academy since 2008 (5th grade). Last summer, Dylan was selected by NYU's Tisch School of the Arts to participate in the 2015 Young Filmmaker's Workshop held on campus during July and August in New York City.

More than 700 aspiring young filmmaker's apply for these prized slots every summer; only 50 are taken. During the 4-week "intensive", film students are expected to attend "Arts and Culture" classes each morning (much like foundation art courses offered at NYU) and participate in filmmaking classes and field work every afternoon AND evening many evenings until 10 or 11 o'clock; this grueling schedule included weekends for 4 long weeks.

Four weeks of work resulted in a collaborative music video and an individual short film for each student. The films were shown on the "big screen" at the conclusion of the intensive at a commercial movie theatre just off campus in New York City. Additionally, each student received a letter grade and 6 college credits for their efforts.

Dylan spent two previous high school summers in similar pursuits at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond where he studied film during the summer of 2014 and California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA where he studied "sequential" art in the summer of 2012.

Dylan is the first student selected by the Tisch School from Walsingham Academy.

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