Auto Biography and Self-Assessment
I was born Michael Scott Hull. However, I am one of those people who is referred to by his middle name, Scott. I have taught studio art at Daytona State College where for over five years. I truly enjoy teaching in higher education as well as sharing in the creative journey with my students. I have done workshops at other colleges and demonstrated at several high school mentoring programs. I am a constant learner, I continue to challenge myself in order to gain inspiration and it helps to maintain my work ethic.
The reason my style is so diverse.
I have to constantly familiarize myself with the up and coming trends. However, I must say that I gravitated toward more trending computer based technology that can offer visual engagements as well as inventive interactions. Currently I am developing a work flow for a gesture based navigation and manipulation for polygon sculpting using such tools as Zbrush and Leap Motion. The technique will allow for a functional pottery technique to be instructed, mastered, and reproduced within a digital arena. Having this ability will allow distance learners to utilizing an online learning management system to gain a studio art degree in 3D.
What I want for the future of the studio art?
I want to be able to build a sustainable program within the digital arena for the arts. As we move away from the brick and mortar style of teaching many of the face-to- face art programs will be subjected to loss. I currently instruct many me-diums within studio art and I believe in its importance, which in turns motivates my need in solidifying a new approach. Implementing more engaging and current digital media allows for students to gain a sustainable education in areas such gaming, education, training, marketing, as well as medical. After all what use is it to become a plastic surgeon without the ability to sculpt and recreate the human form with beauty. How could a lab technician recognize small molecules and/or bacteria without a design-oriented foundation? There are many new approaches for the future of fine art but it must be taken seriously not as a craft/hobby but an essential eye to muscle training of technique and design.
What is Interesting about myself?
An interesting fact about myself is I am lifelong surfer and I live a rock's throw away from the ocean. My entire family surfs so you can imagine what a magical experience it can be. My wife delivers babies and I have four beautiful children
(out of the house now) I also have 3 dogs and 2 cats.
Undergraduate Degree: Daytona State College - Bachelor of Science, Management Science
Graduate Degree: Full Sail University - Master of Fine Arts, Digital Arts
• Conceptual painter for multiple surfaces • Restoration of automobiles and motorcycles • Skin art and design • Flash illustrator for tattooing • Commercial graffiti and mural artist • Set designer
Technology and Coding