Star Wars Days Event with Boy Scout Troop 501


  • Freedom High School 15201 Neabsco Mills Road Woodbridge, VA, 22191 United States

Art Way Alliance is joining Boy Scout Troop 501 to celebrate Star Wars from Saturday December 12 to December 13, 2015. Come enjoy artists, vendors, comics, and even workshops and panels that are all Star Wars focused. Activities include costume contests, Jedi Training Academy, Star Wars Cake Contest, Blast a Trooper, and more!

AWA will be there with multiple artists hosting Star Wars centered drawing panels and workshops that range from animation to character design. Boy Scouts will even be able to earn their own Animation Badges! Our workshops include: 

*Drawing Word Games (Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Darren Soto will ask for 3 Star Wars centered words from 3 different people in the audience, and then draw a picture using those worlds. There will be a few rounds of this and then the instructor will call up 3 people from the audience to draw just as the instructor did! This game will have you thinking outside of the box. 1hr Drawing Workshop with Darren Soto

*Design your Own Droid (Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Utilize character design to create your own unique Droid! Using elements of S.T.E.A.M. participants will create their own robot that could be found within the Star Wars Universe. Participants will look at and study other robots, such as C3P0 and R2-D2 for inspiration on how to capture the feel of the universe. 1 Hr Drawing Workshop with Darren Soto.

*Animation 101 Merit Badge Workshop (Saturday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM; Sunday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Bugs Bunny cartoons to full-length features like The Lion King, animation has had a huge impact on pop culture. By creating a simple flip-book with paper, scissors, and a pencil, children of all ages can create their own moving cartoon. Certified artists will walk scouts through this process and assist them as learn the basics of animation. Completion of this program gives scouts the opportunity to earn an Animation Badge.  Limited to 20 Scouts with Jake Heagy & Jimmy Horner

*Taking Flight - Animate your Favorite Star Ship. Tie Fighters and/ or X-Wings (Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Come join the last hour of the Animation 101 Merit Badge Workshop to learn animation! Take flight and make your own Star Wars Ship animation.  Ride along with Jake Heagy and Jimmy Horner as they apply basic lessons in animation to help you create a flipbook of a Tie Fighter or X-Wing to take home and share. 1 hr Drawing Workshop


*Designing a Jedi Knight/ Sith Lord (Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Exploring the Light side of the Force and the Dark side of the Force.  Shouldn't be hard, right?  Come study the ways of the force in an hour-long art jam session, in which we look at the clothing choices and body language of Jedi and Sith and see how to render them into our own designs.  Do.  Or do not.  There is no try. 1hr Drawing Workshop with Tyrone Barnes


*Intro to Comic Book Creation (Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Intro to Comic Book Creation/ the Art of Penciling, Inking, Coloring and Lettering Class
Comic book creation is a team effort. Pencilers use a script to layout and illustrate each comic book panel. An Inker adds dimension to an illustration by defining the moods and setting of the Penciler’s drawing. Colorists take photocopies of layouts after they've been inked and prepare them for printing, coding the pages for color separation. Letterers write the dialogue of the characters, often as a balloon coming out of a character's mouth. In this class, students will become acquainted with these occupations as they develop their own artistic skills. They will also define their own style of drawing while working together in groups. 1hr Drawing Workshop with Keir Lyles

Find us and these fantastic artists in the yellow box!