Fundamental Techniques of Scenic Painting with Jimmy Nguyen

Join Jimmy Nguyen, professional actor and scenic artist, as he discusses the fundamental techniques of scenic painting – focusing on brick.  Learn what materials to use, to how the various techniques work, to how you can get started on your own project! 

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Nebraska Standards for Education, Visual Arts:

FA 8.2.1
FA 8.2.2
FA 12.2.1
FA 12.2.2

About Jimmy Nguyen

Jimmy Nguyen is a freelance actor and scenic painter from Omaha, NE. He earned his B.A in Theatre Arts at Doane University. Jimmy was most recently awarded the Irene Ryan Regional Acting Scholarship as part of the Kennedy Center for American Theatre Festival (KCACTF), in which he competed against over 300 college candidates from across the Midwest and won. He would have gone to the Kennedy Center in Washington DC to perform for the national awards ceremony last March. During those summers away from the university, he kept busy with theatre by being in summer theatre companies such as the Black Hills Playhouse in the beautiful Black Hills, South Dakota where he was part of the acting company as well as a scenic painter. Jimmy has also traveled to Holland, Michigan one summer at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre and was contracted to return back this past summer before COVID-19. At Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Jimmy was an acting intern and learned how to hone his skills in Shakespeare, audition technique, voice, and Suzuki from directors, professors, and other industry professionals from across the country. During his time at Hope, he also acted in shows, one being the world premiere of the children's musical "Dragon Pack Snack Attack". It was also during this time that he found his voice and passion to tell his story as a minority and an Asian American, as the acting company there primarily highlighted and spotlighted the voices of actors of color. It was the first time he has ever seen a company take those active steps and he wants to take the time to appreciate and thank Hope Summer Repertory theatre for igniting that passion. During this time, with the world as we know it today, Jimmy has taken this time to listen and support other voices, as well as write for his own voice and story. "Being an actor is a job, but being a storyteller is a life-long journey." 

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