April 17th was the opening of the Senior Art Show in the Radford art studio. A good turn out for a Friday night with a start time of 5:30 pm. Show goers took in the work of the eight graduating seniors for the academic year of 2015. Congratulations to the senior on a show well done.
The latest set of movie posters are ready for publication. Each student in the ARTS 270 Graphic Design II class of Spring 2015 designed a poster. The posters were created entirely in Photoshop using their own images wherever possible.
The fall Graphic Design I class has completed their Photoshop “Altered Reality” Project. All start with the same set of images and combine five or more images to create a new “real” image. Enjoy.
Students and faculty gathered for a a dinner at the picnic grounds—home of Duncan and Jane Martin—high above the Mississippi River on the bluffs for a picnic dinner. A warm breeze kept the ghosts in the trees moving and kept the fires glowing. Hot dogs, soup, chips and bread followed with cupcakes and smores. A great evening with a crescent moon looking over it all.
The senior art majors presented their work to the community this past Friday night. Radford galleries were packed with people all checking out the work and talking with the artists. There was food, music and a good time for all.
Large scale design and the use of Photoshop is the focus of the movie poster design project. Each student is to create a realistic movie poster of the genre of their choice.
The ARTS 170 classes have been busy learning and working with Photoshop. Each member of the class was given a set of images to merge together into a new image—altering reality by modifying the pixels and blending the images together as seamlessly as possible.
The Spring 2014 term is off and running and here is a brief update on what is happening around the studio.
ARTS 102 Visual Fundamentals is being taught this term by Duncan Martin.
ART 150 Drawing I is being taught by David Coughtry in the Radford building.
ARTS 170 Graphic Design I has two sections this term—one taught by visiting faculty Kristin Serafini and the other by Dan Kistler.
ARTS 230 Color Studies is being taught by David Coughtry.
ARTS 270 Graphic Design II is being taught by Dan Kistler.
ARTS 290 Web Design is being taught by Dan Kistler.
ARTS 295 Sustainable Design is being taught by Danne Rhaesa.
ARTS 302 Figure Studies is being taught by David Coughtry.
ARTS 495 496 Senior Capstone is being taught by Duncan Martin. The seniors are planning and preparing for a senior art show on April 18, 2014.
Currently the Maybeck Gallery in Radford is showing highlights from the Fall 2013 Turkey Greece Abroad program.
Created using a combination of Illustrator and Photoshop these new machines from the creative design lab in Voney will revolutionize the world of machines. Found in this collection are time machines, toasters, and zappers.