Thursday, May 31, 2018

Graphics 11: Lyrical Layouts

Lyrical Layouts is a poster design project that asks students to work with grid-based compositions and work with Visual Hierarchy to create a graphic interpretation of their favourite song.  They used Indesign to compose their layouts.  I love this assignment.  It allows for a ton of creative freedom but touches on a bunch of design points that we have covered in other assignments.  

Angela Aguilar

Phoenix Mei

Kayli Koonar 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Graphics 11: Paper Words

This a really quick easy assignment, asking students to explore paper as a material and different construction methods.  I always tell students, when given a problem, to solve it the most creative way they can; find a solution that is surprising and original and different from anyone else's.  I think this is generally a good way to approach any design problem.

Phoenix Mei 

Alexa Gogoescu 

Rhys Andrews 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Photo12: Oliver New

Photo 12: Wild 'n' Romantic


CUT AND PASTE (Photo 12)

I was thrilled to accept an invitation, on behalf of my senior photography class, to participate in the inaugural BC edition of the Flash Forward Incubator program - a collaborative presentation of the Magenta Foundation and The Capture Photography Festival.  That's a mouthful but what it really means is that we got to partner with some really amazing people to produce photographic work in collaboration with a wonderful arts-based education organization with an exhibition taking place between April 23rd and April 29th 2018 at the Roundhouse Community Arts Center.  A wonderful opportunity for students to get feedback from industry professionals and have their work professionally printed, framed and presented in an exhibition. I couldn't be more proud of them.  Some really wonderful work was created around the theme of Cut and Paste.

Phoebe Wong 

Alex Bolzner 

Julian Lee 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Graphics 11: Lego Alphabet

Recently brought in a bunch of Lego and have had a ton of fun incorporating it into various courses. Here, a senior design class uses it to design and construct assigned letterforms.  The challenge here was to construct a free standing 3-dimensional letterform that contained a specific colour scheme and used the construction method as creatively as possible.  I love these, although some of the photography is whack - my fault...

Monday, April 9, 2018

Portraits of NYC 2018

Recently returned from our bi-annual Art and Photography trip to NYC.  32 students and 3 chaperones making our way around that amazing city, taking in the sites, sounds and inclimate weather, and having a blast the entire time.  Graffiti tours of Brooklyn, Culinary tours of Greenwich, the Met, Guggenhiem, MOMA, Neue, ICP and Museum of Moving Images were but a few of the highlights of a rambunctious week.  Ms.  Dodge took photos of (I think) all of our amazing students along the way.