Merry and Bright: Full Sail Faculty Put a Creative Spin on Traditional Holiday Decor

For the first time in its 30-year history, Full Sail’s Digital Arts & Design faculty took part in the Festival of Trees event at the Orlando Museum of Art. Full Sail created the theme “From Art to Nouveau” for their tree, using all recycled materials to create stunning decorations.

Ornaments ranged from a 93-foot garland made out of decoupaged toilet paper rolls and hand-crafted paper roses to painted baby food jars and bottle caps. Presents wrapped with newspaper and recycled paper bags were elegantly arrayed around the base of the tree interspersed with subtle nods to Full Sail, such as business cards being used as a gift tags.

The team began brainstorming in late August and worked on the decorations right up until it was time to set up the tree. “Seeing our hard work take shape and come together so beautifully at the end was very rewarding,” said Digital Arts & Design Course Director Laurie Hasan. Laurie was responsible for creating the concept artwork for their theme, and hand-painted the piece of artwork that is framed to the right of the tree.

This was also the first time the festival has offered awards to its participants. Full Sail was honored with Best of Show, and the tree was purchased by the corporate executive office of Tavistock in Lake Nona with all proceeds directly benefiting the museum.

The trees are sadly no longer on display, but you can check out the gallery below to see photos of Full Sail’s award-winning tree!