Digital Painting

The Grade 12 Media Arts class explored digital painting using our Wacom pen tablets.  The results are pretty incredible!  For most students, this was their first time creating a full painting digitally using Photoshop. Check it out.

Northern Lights

Grace Taugher

Painting Assignment

Denver Torfason

Painting Assignment - Leroux

Jarret Leroux

finalpaint (1)

Sydney Eliot-Wilson

landscape final (1)

Bella Meban-De Groot

kelis photo painting assignment

Keli Hawley

Lavradeira_Meg-Erb

Meg Erb

Steph Curry Digital Painting - Medeiros

Dylan Medeiros

Media Arts Culminating Projects

Gabby Garofalo

Digital Painting

Lize Freundorfer

Digital Painting with Hybrid elements

Freundorfer- Culminating

Kianne Bearman

Digital Painting, GIF

Grace-Kelly

Liam Hamilton

After Effects, Photoshop painting

Kali Kincaid

Digital Painting and Photography

Kyle Collier

Photography, GIF Animation

Gillian Lackie

Digital Painting with Hybrid elements

Lackie- Culminating Project

Alice Longtin

Photography with Hybrid design

Izzy Little

Digital Illustration

Poster color

Jordan Vanwyngaarden

Digital painting, GIF Animation

 

Erik Helmer

Photography and GIF Animation

Erik helmer

Grade 12 Photography Portfolios

The Gr. 12 Media Arts class was given the task to take creative photos under a theme to create a portfolio. They were challenged to do only minimal Photoshop edits allowing the photography skills to shine through, but were given creative freedom on one photo to explore fun adjustments on Photoshop. Take a look at a few of the portfolios!

Kianne Bearman

Grace Cordeiro

Erik Helmer

Izzy Little

Liam Hamilton

Sarah O’Brien

Shannon Coady 

Grade 12 Photoshop Skills

As a refresher for the Grade 12 Media Arts class, students created a project about themselves that expressed some of their interests while also regaining familiarity with Photoshop.

Grade 12 Media Art Culminatings

Melissa Reid digitally illustrated characters from Alice in Wonderland and designed her own deck of cards.

Melissa Reid Originally designed card box

Melissa Reid
Originally designed card box

Melissa Reid

Melissa Reid
Original Playing Cards

Melissa Reid

Melissa Reid
Original Playing Cards

Alice In Wonderland Card Game

Alice In Wonderland Card Game

Gina Gavel digitally painted a series of GIF animations.

Gina Gavel GIF Animation

Gina Gavel
GIF Animation

Gina Gavel GIF Animation

Gina Gavel
GIF Animation

Gina Gavel GIF Animation

Gina Gavel
GIF Animation

Holly Hamilton planned and designed an original photo editing app called VintIt.

Holly Hamilton

Marie Martin designed these quote illustrations and transferred them on to handmade pillows.

Marie Martin

Marie Martin

Hannah Pokotylo researched the history of Vogue magazine and the portrayal of women over the years.  She recreated a series of VOGUE covers dating from 1940-present, using her own Photos of RND students and original headlines.  Click on one of the thumbnail images below to view the gallery.

Molly Goodfellow created a WEB ART piece where she created characters and a fictitious story in the form of a blog with all original photography.  It’s a fascinating blend of creative writing, photography, and web design.  Click here to view the blog.

Ashlee Earle created a Claymation style Stop-Motion Animation inspired by Tim Burton.

Gr. 12 Animation Projects

Gr. 12 Media Arts students were given the choice of creating a Flash Animation, a GIF Animation or a Cinemagraph.  Check out some of the projects below!

Melissa Reid Hand drawn GIF Animation

Melissa Reid
Hand drawn GIF Animation

Gina Gavel Hand drawn GIF Animaiton

Gina Gavel
Hand drawn GIF Animation

Click on one of the thumbnail images below to view the gallery of cinemagraphs.

Grade 12 Media Arts iPhone Skin Designs

The Grade 12 Media Art students have received their iPhone skins!  The original skins they designed were generously printed and donated by Gelaskins in Toronto.  We want to express a big thank you to them and their generosity.  Many of the students now have great Christmas presents to hand out to friends and family.

Nicholas Walsh

Nicholas Walsh

Gina Gavel

Gina Gavel

Shawna

Shawna Swayze

Melissa Reid

Melissa Reid

Emma-Lee Goulding

Emma-Lee Goulding

Rachel Hall

Rachel Hall

Holly Hamilton

Holly Hamilton

Shannon McCarthy

Shannon McCarthy

Sydney Pivato

Sydney Pivato

Alex Yuen

Alex Yuen

Ashlee EarleAshlee Earle

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!

Grade 12 Media Arts – Gel Transfer Projects

Continuing with their photography experimentation, the Grade 12 Media Arts classes have been learning how to transfer their photos to unique surfaces using a gel transfer technique. Gel transferring involves spreading a layer of gel medium onto an object (a piece of wood, metal, a table, chair etc…) and then pressing an image or photo into the gel. Water is then used to dissolve the paper away but the ink from the image remains absorbed into the clear gel on the printing surface.  This technique often creates a vintage-like effect. A lot of the students have chosen something personal to them to print on like a chest or a record player. Other students have made something practical like, a sign that will hang outside of their art room.  There are so many possibilities with gel transfer techniques and it’s great to see the diversity in the final products.

Stu Mulholland Gel Transfer on Wood

Stu Mulholland
Gel Transfer on Wood

Ciahna Mazzeo Gel Transfer on Vintage Record Player

Ciahna Mazzeo
Gel Transfer on Vintage Record Player

Emma-Lee Goulding Gel Transfer on Wood

Emma-Lee Goulding
Gel Transfer on Wood

Shannon McCarthy Gel Transfer on Hockey Stick

Shannon McCarthy
Gel Transfer on Hockey Stick

Matthew Bento Gel Transfer on Wood

Matthew Bento
Gel Transfer on Wood

Melissa Reid Gel Transfer on Wood

Melissa Reid
Gel Transfer on Wood

Natalie Schutt Gel Transfer on Wood

Natalie Schutt
Gel Transfer on Wood