Lewis (Highland Secondary) – CD Cover Artist (2012)

March 1, 2013 in Core Projects, Visual Arts

Lewis’s interest is in sketching and drawing. His precise work is perfect for anyone looking for a CD Cover Artist. Lewis on occasion left early when he was with us at CORE to meet with his client. Lewis’ creativity showed through when he could capture the visual representation of the music CD that his client requested. Having taken Business in his high school this term, Lewis is well on his way to becoming a young entrepreneur. Had Lewis stayed with us a little longer, we would have helped him create the best business plan and marketing material needed to create his own business or to assist him with local career coaches who could help him decide what arts/ technology courses would work best for him as post-secondary courses towards his arts degree. With his talent, Lewis will do well wherever he goes.

 

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Melissa – Visual Arts Portfolio (2012)

March 1, 2013 in Core Projects, Visual Arts

Melissa’s personal interest project shows she possesses a passion for art and thrives to succeed. She wanted to develop a dynamic portfolio that shows her talent and love for the varying styles of art that she has explored. Some of her concepts and works have different perspectives and mediums — most of her photographs are edited using Photoshop or Instagram. Of all the mediums Melissa has used, her favourites have been acrylic paints, 4B pencil and photo-manipulation using Photoshop. This video, compiled by Melissa, shows off the best of her work during her time with us and before.

Garrett – Mixed Media: Visual Art and Media Arts Meet (2010)

August 9, 2011 in Core Projects, Visual Arts

Garrett developed several unique characters as pencil and paper sketches. These drawings were then digitized and coloured using a pen tablet, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. The results were printed as part of a colourful collection of stylized creatures: great for story writers or comic strip cartoon characters.

New CORE Ambassadors Interested in Cartooning or Anime

CORE Computers have Pen Tablet, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop programs if you are interested in enhancing your cartoon characters. If you are interested in making a cartoon story or a comic book or a poster with a message or if you want to teach a class of children how to make cartoons, then you may be interested in a CORE Cartoon Project. If you already have cartoon characters that you have created then you can use them by getting more familiar with the CORE Computer programs available here. You will be expected to complete some tutorials and visit some web sites to learn new approaches of ways to enhance your characters. You may want to turn your comic characters into anime too.

Jay – Shoes Around the World (2010)

July 16, 2011 in Core Projects, Visual Arts

Jay’s passion for shoes led him to develop a lesson plan for the Artsaround the World program which is in all primary classes in the Hamilton Catholic School Board. Working with a local elementary school, Jay was able to bring Shoes Around the World to a grade three classroom. Working with an elementary school teacher and a class of students, Jay shared his talent for sketching and creating a shoe, examining it from various perspectives-even how they fit-and to include the stories shoes would tell if they could talk. Here is what Jay has to say about this interest:
“The Shoes Around the World” Lesson Plan is created to teach students visual arts, storytelling and social studies. The visual arts aspect of the lesson plan lets students design their own shoe each month from the country they’re learning about in the Artsaround the World program: from choosing the colour of the shoes, to the patterns and textures on the shoes. They can make their shoe a piece of art by finding a new use for it. (planter, bank, animal etc) The social studies aspect of the lesson plan teaches the students about different cultures around the world. It teaches them what other shoes other cultures traditionally wear on their feet. Of course telling their stories from the shoe’s perspective is always fun at story time.”

The Shoes Around the World plan is created to teach students both in visual arts and social studies. The visual arts aspect of the lesson plan lets students design their own shoe each month from the country they’re learning about in the Artsaround the World program: from choosing the colour of the shoes, to the patterns and textures on the shoes. The social studies aspect of the lesson plan teaches the students about different cultures around the world. It teaches them what other shoes other cultures traditionally wear on their feet.

Programs worked with: Artsaround the World
Tools used: Microsoft Word, pencil, paper

Potential for Extended Lessons from a New CORE Ambassador

Shoe Fashion Show
The children find an old pair of shoes (or even one shoe) and bring it into class. Different groups of children work on designing that shoe for a Shoe Fashion Show. They add sequins, ribbons, textures, lace, stars, moons, to create a theme and a new name for their Show Fashion Show.

Patterns and Ideas for Year Two Artsaround the World Countries
The new CORE Ambassador would use parts of Jay’s ideas and develop them further to provide new shoe patterns for the ATW countries studied in Year 2. At least one classroom has to be in-serviced by the CORE Ambassador in order to suffice his/her requirements about ‘giving back to the community’. A school is a community but so is a Community Centre or a Day Care.

Amy: Amazing Hand Paintings and the Environment (2010)

June 24, 2010 in Core Projects, Visual Arts

Amy’s interest in the arts and teaching young children led her to develop a lesson for primary children. As a child Amy was called Picasso and after seeing her work with children I can see why that name suits her perfectly. Working with local elementary schools, Amy visited grades 3 and 4 classrooms. Her three step plan had students first sketching out their hand painting using pencil crayons and paper. Next students created an environment for their animal out of construction paper. Finally students painted their hands and photographed their animals against their backdrop. Teachers were very pleased with the results and young children became very excited about their Habitat Unit that year.

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