Category Archives: Graphic Design

First Thursday Downtown

First Thursday Downtown

 

Art Exhibit featuring artists from the WHS Visual Arts Department June 7, 2018

 The Wakefield High School Visual Arts Department is partnering with the Albion Cultural Exchange to host First Thursday Downtown on June 7 from 6:00-8:00 pm.  This event will be the last art exhibit for the 2017-2018 school year and will feature artwork from juniors, sophomores and freshman art students at WHS.  The projects for this upcoming show have been created in the past 6 weeks since Visual Arts Night that was in April.

“Art students are constantly creating and it is very exciting to be able to show off their most recent work,” said Joy Schilling WHSVisual Arts Coordinator. Included in this exhibit will be linoleum prints, paper maché masks, portraits, graphic design work and ceramics.

First Thursday is a perfect opportunity for the public to see the great things that are happening in the Wakefield Arts Community. Hope to see you on Thursday Night.

 

 

WHSArt Holiday Window Painting 2017

WHSArt Holiday Window Painting 2017

Photoshop Yourself into a Famous Painting!

Photoshop Yourself into a Famous Painting!

Graphic Design students have learned so much this year! One of the last skills we learned was how to edit photos in a convincing way so they don’t even look “photoshopped”. To do this project, students chose a famous painting and took their own photo in the same position. They had to blend their face onto the famous photo by editing color, contrast and brightness. They even had to edit the texture to make their face look like it was on a canvas or had cracked or smeared paint. This project is one of many that bring many ideas and skills together that they have learned over the course of the year. Nice work, Graphic Design!

Massachusetts State Frameworks: Visual Art

PreK–12 STANDARD 1: Methods, Materials, and Techniques
     1.10 Use electronic technology for reference and for creating original work
PreK–12 STANDARD 2: Elements and Principles of Design
     2.13 Use color, line, texture, shape, and form in 2D and 3D work and identify the use of these elements in the compositions of others Examples include: line as edge treatment and in patterns; color temperature, mass and volume as functions of color, size, perspective; negative space; visual and surface textures.
     2.17 Create artwork that demonstrates facility in selective use of elements and principles of design to establish a personal style

WHS ARt featured at “First Thursday Downtown”

WHS ARt featured at “First Thursday Downtown”
1st ThursdayThe inaugural, “First Thursday Downtown” is scheduled for Thursday June 2, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm. at the Albion Cultural Exchange and will feature young up and coming artists from the Wakefield High School Visual Arts Department.
“On May 19 we showcased the work of our graduating seniors and now it’s time to present our upcoming talent.” said Joy Schilling of the Wakefield High School Visual Arts Department and Albion Cultural Exchange Committee.  The Albion Cultural Exchange has an open main floor gallery with natural light pouring in from palladium windows and is in the heart of Downtown Wakefield at 9 Albion Street.
First Thursday’s Downtown is just beginning and the Albion Cultural Exchange is looking to add in various monthly community partners to participate in First Thursday’s Downtown.  If your business or organization is interested in participating, please contact the Cultural Exchange through the website www.albionculturalexchange.org or by attending one of our events.
First Thursday’s Downtown is brought to you by the Albion Cultural Exchange.

Visual Arts Day/Night Virtual Slideshow

Visual Arts Day/Night Virtual Slideshow

April 7 & 8, 2016

Graphic Design Party Invitations

Graphic Design Party Invitations

Graphic Design students are starting to combine many different concepts together to create original designs. For this project, students were assigned a client in class to design for. This is much different than designing for yourself in the way that the students now did not have the ability to choose color schemes, imagery or text. They had to create a design that showcased their knowledge of contrast, repetition, alignment and proximity as well as choosing font pairs that complimented their theme. Students balanced the client/designer relationship well to showcase their aesthetic as well as making their client happy. Great job, Graphic Design!

Massachusetts State Frameworks: Visual Art
PreK–12 STANDARD 1: Methods, Materials, and Techniques
     1.10 Use electronic technology for reference and for creating original work
PreK–12 STANDARD 2: Elements and Principles of Design
     2.13 Use color, line, texture, shape, and form in 2D and 3D work and identify the use of these elements in the compositions of others Examples include: line as edge treatment and in patterns; color temperature, mass and volume as functions of color, size, perspective; negative space; visual and surface textures.
     2.17 Create artwork that demonstrates facility in selective use of elements and principles of design to establish a personal style

Magazine Cover Design

Magazine Cover Design

Graphic Design classes just started to learn about what the terms proximity and alignment mean in design. These are two of the four most important concepts to master over the course of the year.

Students chose from a list of types of magazines they would like to design. They then had to work on alignment and have their designs be both aligned on the right and left. This was tricky – a magazine cover is one of the only things that has two different alignments! Students also had to work on their proximity of information. Information that is closer together visually is related to each other. They could have a story or article title as larger information and then have the supporting text right below it in a variant of the same text.

The students did an amazing job of showing their knowledge and comprehension of the two first concepts of design! Keep checking back as more students finish for more photos to be added to the slideshow.

Massachusetts State Frameworks: Visual Art
PreK–12 STANDARD 1: Methods, Materials, and Techniques
     1.10 Use electronic technology for reference and for creating original work
PreK–12 STANDARD 2: Elements and Principles of Design
     2.13 Use color, line, texture, shape, and form in 2D and 3D work and identify the use of these elements in the compositions of others Examples include: line as edge treatment and in patterns; color temperature, mass and volume as functions of color, size, perspective; negative space; visual and surface textures.
     2.17 Create artwork that demonstrates facility in selective use of elements and principles of design to establish a personal style

Graphic Design Portraits

Graphic Design Portraits

During Term 1 in Graphic Design, we started to learn about how color choices are everywhere in design. For example, muted tones will make you more relaxed than bright colors. A five star restaurant will use neutral colors to make you want to stay a while while a fast food restaurant with bright colors will not give you that feeling. Color choices are important!

We used the app Scribbler Too to create a portrait that showed an emotion or feeling. We then learned how to create a repeating pattern in Photoshop much like how fabric and wallpaper is made. When we put them together, we created some pretty awesome portraits! Check them out!

Massachusetts State Frameworks: Visual Art
PreK–12 STANDARD 1: Methods, Materials, and Techniques
     1.10 Use electronic technology for reference and for creating original work
PreK–12 STANDARD 2: Elements and Principles of Design
     2.15 Create artwork that demonstrates understanding of the elements and principles of design in establishing a point of view, a sense of space, or a mood

Visual and Performing Arts Day was a Success

Visual and Performing Arts Day was a Success

On April 15, 2015 the WHS Visual and Performing Art students presented their talents to grades 1-8 during Visual and Performing Arts Day. VPAD is an annual event when students from middle and elementary school get to see the many courses and activities waiting for them in high school. WHS students were pleased to show off their hard work, display their talent and entertain everyone with their creativity and originality.  

VPAD reinforces the positive impact art has on your life and the world you live in.

Student Art Installation at WHS

Student Art Installation at WHS

Recently, ceramic artwork was installed in the Visual Arts Department hallway as part of an effort to promote the Arts and beautify WHS. A ceramic project, created by Erin Riley, Class of 2012, was installed yesterday in the Art Department area. Her ceramic work is now in good company along side a group mural project painted by an Art One Class in 2000, a fantastic underwater water fountain alcove painted by KT Dodge Class of 2006, a Visual Arts sign by Corey Jones Class of 2008, and the lastest Visual Arts sign created by Nick Murphy Class of 2015. With the overwhelming numbers of creative Art students at WHS, the Visual ARts department is clearly marked.