Grade 12 Media Arts Students Design iPhone Skins

The Grade 12 Media Artists are getting a chance to apply their art skills in a new way this year. Thanks to the Toronto based company “Gelaskins” that is run by Kingston natives, the students will be receiving complimentary iPhone skins showcasing their own artwork. This gives the students a chance to apply their Photoshop and Illustrator designing skills in a real-life context and get the chance to create something that is really relevant to teenagers. The artists are putting their whole effort and creativity into this project and are creating not only digital art, but also mixed media art using additional mediums such as water colours. The designs will be completed by Monday, November the 18th and the skins should be arriving in December.

Shannon McCarthy uses Illustrator to create her design. Patterns, like the one Shannon is making are very trendy designs and many are top sellers on the Gelaskins website.

Shannon McCarthy uses Illustrator to create her design. Geometric patterns, like the one Shannon is making are very trendy designs and many are top sellers on the Gelaskins website.

Andrea Amos draws up the final plans for her phone case.

Andrea Amos draws up the final plans for her phone skin.

Jonathan Melo creates his piece using a Wacom tablet. Drawing tablets enhance the precision of an artist's digital drawing, mimicking the motions of real-life drawing.

Jonathan Melo creates his piece using a Wacom tablet. Drawing tablets enhance the precision of an artist’s digital drawing, mimicking the motions of real-life drawing.

Molly Goodfellow uses both her visual and digital art skills to create a piece that is truly unique.

Molly Goodfellow uses both her visual and digital art skills to create a piece that is truly unique.

Many students have ben experimenting with mixed media pieces. This water colour painting will be enhanced in photoshop.

Many students have been experimenting with mixed media pieces. This water colour painting will be enhanced in Photoshop.

Nicholas Walsh uses the Wacom Tablet to paint an image with precision and efficiency.

Nicholas Walsh uses the Wacom Tablet to paint an image with precision and efficiency.

 

Jordan McEvoy lays out his design of the local RND band, 'The Stone Throws' logo on the Gelaskins website.

Jordan McEvoy lays out his design of the local RND band, ‘The Stone Throws’ logo on the Gelaskins website.

We look forward to sharing the final designs once they’re completed next week.  Keep an eye out for that!

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