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

Grade 12 Media Art – Photography

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.

Jordan McEvoy

Jordan McEvoy

Ciahna Mazzeo

Ciahna Mazzeo

Sarah Burtch

Sarah Burtch

Nicholas Walsh

Nicholas Walsh

Selena Benevides

Selena Benevides

Emma-Lee Goulding

Emma-Lee Goulding

Sydney Pivato

Sydney Pivato

Holly Hamilton Experimental Light Effects

Holly Hamilton
Experimental Light Effects

Nicholas Walsh

Nicholas Walsh

Melissa Reid

Melissa Reid

Alex Yuen

Alex Yuen

Holly Hamilton Experimental Light Effects

Holly Hamilton
Experimental Light Effects

Molly Goodfellow

Molly Goodfellow

Andrea Amos
Andrea Amos

 

Gr. 12 Media Art Introductory Photoshop Assignments

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.

Sydney Pivato 400x259 Gif

Sydney Pivato
400×259
Gif

Gina Gavel  17 x 11 inches

Gina Gavel
17 x 11 inches

Ashlee Earle 11x17 Inches

Ashlee Earle
11×17 Inches

Molly Goodfellow 11x17 Inches

Molly Goodfellow
11×17 Inches

Emma-Lee Goulding 17x11 Inches

Emma-Lee Goulding
17×11 Inches

Selena Benevides 11x17 Inches

Selena Benevides
11×17 Inches

Ciahna Mazzeo 11x17 Inches

Ciahna Mazzeo
11×17 Inches

Stu Mulholland 11x17 Inches

Stu Mulholland
11×17 Inches

Melissa Reid 17x11 Inches

Melissa Reid
17×11 Inches

Nicholas Walsh 11x17 Inches

Nicholas Walsh
11×17 Inches

Alex Yuen 11x17 Inches

Alex Yuen
11×17 Inches

Gr. 12 Media Art Culminating Projects

The senior students ended the year by creating some incredible experimental art pieces.  Students created a huge variety of pieces including Stop Motion Animations, GIF animations, Hybrid Paintings and Collages, Interactive Video Installations, Choose Your Own Adventure Graphic Novels, Children’s Stories and digital paintings.  Below is a sample of some of the great projects they produced.

Emma Goldstein explored Macro Photography and displayed her photos in a beautiful glass house with the orchid she chose as her subject as the centerpiece.

Sarah Sanders created a series of collages that combined digital and tactile elements.  The series of three pieces were created as a tribute to a very important family member and showcased all of the life lessons Sarah had learned from him.

Rhys Davies created a GIF Animation that plays off of the Photoshop toolbar and artboard.

Ahmed Omer combined video and digital painting to create this animated GIF.

Omer---Culminating2

Lexa Poulos designed an interactive book where the viewer has the opportunity to choose the outcome of the story.  The story had an environmental theme and all of the images and characters were designed by Lexa using Adobe Illustrator.  Below is a sample of two pages from the book.

Front Cover

Front Cover

Back Cover

Back Cover

 

Alecz de Castro created a story with an environmental theme as well and used photography as well as digital drawing and painting to create the graphics for her children’s book.  Below is a sample of some of  the character’s in her story that go on a journey to  try and be recycled.

Gr. 12 Media Arts Class Learns to Screen Print

Media Arts students took a trip down the road to Acme Screen Printing and Embroidery to watch the winning design from the Grad T-Shirt Design Contest be printed onto shirts for our graduating students.  George Merjavec, owner of Acme, showed the students how to transfer Emily Raite’s design from the computer, to a stencil, to a commercial screen and finally onto the shirts.  Students were able to try their hand at printing using the commercial equipment.  The shirts should be ready for distribution in homerooms on Friday, June 14th.

Gr. 12 Cinemagraphs

Cinemagraphs are best described as a photograph with subtle moving elements.  They are created from film footage that is edited in Photoshop using animation techniques.  Grade 12 Media Art students created some incredible cinemagraphs!  Click on a thumbnail image below to view the gallery.

 

Grade 12 Media Arts Conceptual Design Projects

Jordan McEvoy %22Lost%22

Lost
Jordan McEvoy
Photoshop 11×17 inches

'Hope' Ryan Walsh

Hope
Ryan Walsh
Photoshop 11×17 inches

Ahmed Omer - Fantasy vs Reality

Fantasy Vs. Reality
Ahmed Omer
Photoshop 11×17 inches

Zachary Niles-True Strength

True Strength
Zachary Niles
Photoshop 11×17 inches

Lexa Poulos - 'Life as a Moment'

Life as a Moment
Lexa Poulos
Photoshop 11×17 inches

Keigan wemp fate

Fate
Keigan Wemp
Photoshop 11×17 inches

Joe Kenney 'Ying and Yang'

Yin and Yang
Joe Kenney
Photoshop 11×17 inches

Emily Raite-Man vs Technology

Man Vs. Technology
Emily Raite
Photoshop 17×11 inches

Daniella Richards 'Man vs Nature'

Man Vs. Nature
Daniella Richards
Photoshop 11×17 inches