Wednesday, May 18, 2016

PG Art Department takes New York

Every two years, Point Grey art students are given the opportunity to spend a week of their spring break exploring New York City. This year, 24 lucky students visited the Big Apple alongside the beloved photography, art, and design teacher, Mr. Long, the lovely Drama teacher, Ms. Correia, and the famed former graphics and photography teacher, Mr. Bosello.

Our adventures began in New York with a walking tour through the neighbourhood of Harlem and finished with an afternoon at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. In-between, we saw the quintessential sights: we ascended the Empire State Building, ventured through the Financial District, crossed the Brooklyn Bridge, and stood in front of some of the world's greatest masterpieces at the MET and MoMA. We also got off the beaten track and explored parts of the city that one would not always think to explore. One afternoon was spent on a culinary walking tour through the trendy Greenwich Village. We sampled everything from balsamic vinegar to cheesecake, all of which were fantastic. Another day we ventured to Bushwick, Brooklyn, a neighbourhood that has been revived by street art. No building in the neighbourhood had been left untouched by spray paint. There were murals three storeys high and tiny portraits on sidewalks. We were all in heaven. 

Many thanks go out to Mr Long, who made this dream of a trip become a reality. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016

Graphics 10 Lyrics, Truisms and Gaphs: Text Posters

Jenny Wang
Alex Ng

For this project students had to choose an aphorism, quote, truism, lyric or other short phrase to reproduce as a poster.  Students were asked to create a dynamic composition, filling up an entire sheet of 18" x 24" poster board.  They were to create emphasis by manipulating colour, contrast, size and font style (shape), effectively directing a viewer in how to read the message or creating clever and appropriate visual puns.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Com Design 12 Novel Covers

Connor Miller

Rebecca Gu

Nelly Wat

Helen Shen
Grayson Taylor
Christine Yang

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Graphics 9 FLIPBOOKS 2015

I neglected to post these amazing animations when my students made them last year.  It took some time and effort to digitize them, then I got distracted (as I tend to do) and just remembered a few days ago as I was preparing for my current Graphics 9 class  to begin their animation unit.  I was blown away watching them again (as I was he first time around) as it demonstrates the crazy talent of these kids and their truly weird, wild and wonderful imaginations.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Art Careers: Tabitha Chen

The topic of my art blog assignment is “The Human Face". I picked the five facial senses drawing and the other pieces of skull drawing which I have done as practise . The connections between all these pieces of art works are they are all pencil works, all about human's faces. I have been interested in building stronger basic skills, creating pretty facial senses by pencil and learning the ratios between five facial senses . I have always trying to achieve my spacial shading. Pushing my drawing skills to a higher level is my goal of doing this art blog.

My interest of this drawing is to learning the basic ratios in human's face. This is my first practice facial drawing. By doing this drawing, I am trying to achieve a stronger basic skill of sketching.
For my skull drawing practice, I drew a young man looking to the side. In this drawing, I am interested in the nose, because it is a big challenge for me. This is my second real facial drawing. my goal of this drawing is to make it look like a real man.
Sometimes, people do not have to see the whole face to get to know the person, and what they are considering. Eyes are always saying something about people’s minds. I would like to let readers have the imagination of the full facial expression only by reading such an eye drawing. The shading part is what I am interested for this drawing.

As an ear drawing practice, the goal of this drawing is making the ear look 3D. For this drawing, the shading part is what I am interested in, and also my favourite part. I would love to let people having good imaginations after they see this drawing. The imaginations could be the stories behind this human ear, or something else.
This is a practise piece of mouth drawing. I have always tried to express the feeling of relaxation and grace in this piece. I don't want to draw the whole beauty of the face. Instead, I would like to pick one portion of the lovely face, describe the specific details well. I am interested in the shading. With this piece, I want to exercise the imagination of the reader.
This is a skull practice drawing , mostly using straight lines to draw the whole skull drawing. Drawing such a skull from a side angle is a little bit harder compare to a front angle. However, such a side angle drawing is the basic practise in the path of facial drawing. Even though such a skull drawing might looks not that pretty, it is the basics of every facial drawing. For this drawing, I have only few straight lines. Improving my basic skills is the goal which I have been always trying to achieve.