Design Students Create Haunted Fairytales

GWC students volunteer hundreds of hours to Dr. Nobles’ Halloween Extravaganza in Fountain Valley.

During the Month of October, our Golden West College Volunteer Design Team made a significant contribution to the Fountain Valley Halloween event, logging in over 3,000 hours.

Dr. Anthony Noble creates and funds a Halloween extravaganza every year, transforming an entire street into a Halloween ‘Movie Set’.  This year’s theme was ‘Haunted Fairy Tales’ ­— last year it was ‘Star Wars’.  An estimated 18,000 people came out to see the amazing displays.

Students were able to hone their skills, and get some practical experience, working on Disneyland-type sets, characters and projects at 16 different sites on the street. Many students worked on multiple projects and sets, which included the Ariel/Triton set,  Snow White and Matterhorn sets, Humpty Dumpty, Alice in Wonderland, Jack in the Bean Stalk, Pinocchio, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, Old Lady in the Shoe, Beauty and the Beast, The Three Pigs, and the Rapunzel Tower/Dragon set.

On Halloween night, students acted as tour guides, and others were fairy tale cast members. “It is inspiring to see that kind of hard work, passion, sacrifice and commitment from our students,” said Greg Wight, Design Instructor.

Many of the props were delivered to the GWC Design Studios and will be on display during the Fall 2011 Design Student Show on December 9 from 5 PM to 10 PM.

The students have already begun design and preparation work on next year’s theme – ‘The Wizard of Oz’.

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