Winter Art Festival
The holiday spirit was truly captured at the Platt College Digital Media Design’s fifth annual Winter Art Festival!
The opportunity to mingle with amazing people, enjoy flavorful music, colorful decorations, and tasty treats made this first Friday night of December a great one to remember. Our classrooms were transformed into galleries that were full of creative and colorful art work designed by Platt College Digital Media Designers. Our 3D Animation, Video Production, Web Design and other Digital Media demonstrations were showing throughout the event. It was apparent that audiences of all ages cheerfully engaged talking about our favorite topic of the evening, our student’s impressive creativity. However, who could forget the generous and abundant raffle baskets; the anticipation and waiting to hear the winning raffle numbers brought out the kid in each and everyone!
Thank you to all who joined in our Winter Art Festivities. It was great to see everyone smiling from ear to ear as they mingled with friends, and family, admired the inspiring performances, student media design work and, of course, won prizes! This is truly an event that brings all students, family, friends, faculty, staff and our community together.
Did you know some say the American version of St. Nicholas, or Santa Claus originally came from the Dutch version called Sint Nikolaas or Sinterklaas. The Dutch settlers in New Amsterdam (New York) brought this fun and lively tradition to America. This version of Santa has given the current myth its visual form and these most curious traditions:
A merry old man with red and white clothes.
Eight flying reindeer, later joined by Rudolph the red nosed reindeer.
A home located on or near the North Pole.
The habit of filling socks or stockings with presents on the night of December 24th.
Also the habit of entering houses through the chimney.
Santa brings us all together! Kids all over the world know who Santa is… And although he may be a little commercial, who can help, but love the jolly old elf? (Lone-Star…Christmas Connection)
The wonderful thing about this time of year is that people from all backgrounds share a goodwill for one another. It’s the idea of giving that reminds us; we are all on this planet together, for the long run. So with that said… Good cheer to all and be well all year round!
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo (Portuguese), Joyeux Noel (French), Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto (Japanese), Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!or Zalig Kerstfeast (Dutch), Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian), Froehliche Weihnachten(German), Maligayan Pasko! (Philipines), and a Happy New Year!
To see more languages visit: http://www.worldofchristmas.net/merry-christmas.html
Platt College San Diego
Digital Media Design