Michael Buffington is the Concept Art Lead school of game development at the Academy of Art University. Due to his love and passion for art and drawing, Michael founded the Drawaholics Anonymous. He launched Drawaholics Anonymous intending to foster the love of art and creativity among students. Drawaholics Anonymous provides a platform and environment for artists to nature their craft. Drawaholics Anonymous has also focused on building the skills of their students from the basics of pen and paper drawing hence naturing a concept of artists connecting with their material and medium.
For one to become a member of the Drawaholics community, one has to sign up through the Drawaholic’s Anonymous Member contract. The contract requires or the new member to do 2500 drawings within the year. This policy of the members completing the stipulated drawings within the year has enabled the students to sharpen their drawing skills. The road to becoming a high-level artist is not an easy one, and the Drawaholics Anonymous community has natured the team spirit to help each member grow and be the best they can be. Drawaholics Anonymous is indeed creating a culture of excellence at the Academy of Art University.
About the Academy of Art University.
Academy of Art University was founded in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens by then known as the Academy of Advertising Art. Since then, the Academy of Art University has become known as one of the largest privately owned school of Art and Design in the USA. The school was formerly known as Academy of Art College and is located in San Francisco, California. The school has over 200 full-time teachers and has employed over 1000 part-time teachers. Academy of Art University has about 11000 enrolled students and has an open admission policy. The admission acceptance rate of Academy of Art University is 100 %.
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The Chainsmokers are DJs Alex Pall and Andrew “Drew” Taggart. The New York based band formed in 2012 when the two men were introduced by mutual friend and band manager Adam Alpert. Pall and Taggart both worked in different Museums and were both looking for a chance to step up their DJ careers. Alpert thought the two of them together would make a great team, and he brought them together. Their chemistry was quick and easy and they soon formed the Chainsmokers. They quit their day jobs and Taggart moved from Maine to be closer to Pall in New York City, and they began rehearsing and practicing together full-time. After over a year of this, they made their debut performance in September of 2014 at Terminal 5, as the opening act for Timeflies. Soon after they began releasing their own prerecorded music.
The duo have released several EP’s and a full-length album in the traditional manner, the Chainsmokers are known for regularly releasing free singles through their website. These singles are not just a thank you to the fans in the form of free, new music: They also serve to keep the Chainsmokers regularly having new material for play in clubs and on the radio. In addition to these benefits, the singles can often serve as an experimental format for trying new things in their music.
The Chainsmokers are known for blending other music genres into their dance/electronic style. As big fans of many forms of music, Pall and Taggart enjoy splicing these interest into traditional dance/electronic music and creating a style all their own. They also enjoy collaboration with other DJs and musicians, often explored on single releases.
In addition to these steps outside the traditional boundaries of their chosen musical genre, Pall and Taggart also push the boundaries further by providing their own vocals on some songs. They write some tunes about emotional states and events in their lives and will bring their own voices to these expressions. When singing live the two have become fond of using live instruments in their performances for an audience.