Gr. 12 Media Arts students created original GIF animations based on a theme and design of their choice. Check out the results!
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!
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.
Melissa Reid digitally illustrated characters from Alice in Wonderland and designed her own deck of cards.
Gina Gavel digitally painted a series of GIF animations.
Holly Hamilton planned and designed an original photo editing app called VintIt.
Marie Martin designed these quote illustrations and transferred them on to handmade pillows.
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 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!
Click on one of the thumbnail images below to view the gallery of cinemagraphs.
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.
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.
We look forward to sharing the final designs once they’re completed next week. Keep an eye out for that!
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.
The grade 12 classes have been experimenting with photography and all of the different effects you can create with a camera. The photos below have all been taken by students using a Canon EOS Rebel T3i. The student’s individual styles continue to develop as the semester progresses and it is interesting to see the variety in subject matter they selected.
The Grade 12 Media arts class has just finished their Introductory Photoshop Assignment. They were to create a piece that expressed themselves in any way they wished. As you can see, all the students have a very different style from one another and it is looking to be a very promising semester.