Student Art Sale and Open Day

WITT is opening it’s doors, 17th and 18th of June to the public and schools. Come along and learn about our qualifications while exploring the campus.

WITT Art, Design and Media is hosting a student art sale – nothing is over $100, and all work is by current students. Lots of wonderful work at very affordable prices. Come and support your local art students!

WHERE? WITT Campus, 20 Bell St, F block (art dept), 10 – 4pm Friday and 11 – 3pm Saturday.

 

Artwork by Shane Nolan

 

Artwork by Alice Blinkhorne

 

 

Artwork by Heidi Singe

 

Cute stickers for our Open Day and Student Art Sale

 

TGM Design Studio Field Trip

Some of the printing.com brochures, we love the candy!

This week our senior Print Media 2 class got to take a filed trip out to meet with local industry. We spoke with Leanne Hodge, a digital specialist from TGM Creative.

TGM Creative specialises in print and web design for their clients, so it was great to see the designers in action, learn about client-communication techniques, and for the students to get a chance to pick the brains of an industry specialist. Thanks Leanne for taking the time to talk with us!

2015 Exhibitions are OPEN!

Our student exhibitions are open! Come and view TILT the Diploma of Creative Technologies exhibition, and Xposed the Certificate in Photography exhibition.

F Block, 20 Bell Street, WITT Campus New Plymouth. Open to the public from 10am – 4pm daily, 14 Nov – 26 Nov.

Check out some portraits of the exhibiting artists and photographers here.

Photography students win awards

WITT Art photography students entered the 2015 NZIPP Iris Awards and scooped 1 silver and 3 bronze this year. Check out the winners and entrants below. Read more about the event here.

David Burroughs

Logan Hermanns - Bronze award

 

Logan Hermanns - Silver award

 

Shari Gilbert - Bronze award

Shari Gilbert - Bronze award

Sharon Mace

Sharon Mace

Degree Update Meeting

Calling all past and present WITT Art students! You are invited to attend a meeting to discuss the status of WITT Art, Design and Media gaining a degree.

Consider coming along if you are a:

  • current student enrolled in the DCT, CCT, CCG, or CiP
  • graduate who would like to complete your studies to degree level
  • any other people who are interested to hear an update on the degree

Meeting will be held in the F Block open space (WITT Campus) on Tuesday 11th August, 12.30pm. Put it in your calendar now!

Hope to see you all there!

Typography students play with time

Today the Level 5 Typography 1 class started up with an exercise called Temporal Trios – students take a medium of their choice and construct a piece of type that will change through time. Here are some of the results of this short’n'sweet group project.

Guest Speaker: Coby Slager comes to talk to the Photography students

Coby Slager (left) guest speaking at the WITT Certificate in Photography class.

A big thank you to local Taranaki photographer, Coby Slager, who came in to speak to the WITT Certificate in Photography students. Coby shared her knowledge and experience with the class, discussing what it can be like moving from study to being in the business of photography. It was great for the students to talk with someone who has been there and has real-world advice! Thank you for sharing some of your beautiful images with us. Check out her work at www.slager.co.nz.

Congratulations to 2015 Graduate Class!

Pipers lead the way for the WITT 2015 graduation parade

Congratulations to our graduate class of 2015! This year we are excited to have 21 Diploma of Creative Technologies students graduating from their 2 year course. From all of us here at WITT Art, Design and Media we wish you wonderful adventures as you move forward in your careers. Here are a few shots from the night (credit to Ingrid van Amsterdam and Yu Ping Pan for the photos).

Some of the Diploma of Creative Technologies graduates gather for a group shot

Tutors assemble on stage for the 2015 graduation ceremony

Inside the TSB Showplace for the 2015 graduation ceremony

The WITT Art, Design and Media portion of the graduate parade through New Plymouth CBD

2015 graduands on their parade through town

Tutor Geraldine Guy and graduate Yu Ping Pan

 

String Drawings

Students were asked use alternative materials (rather than the traditional pencil and charcoal) to convey contemporary drawing concepts. As well as using non-traditional drawing media, students also had to look at creating different sized works – one wall-sized and one small work. This senior class, led by tutor and HoD Ged Guy, is part of the Diploma of Creative Technologies.

Above and below: Jessie Allen

Above: Natasha Waterson

Above: Ebony Canwell-Walker

Above: Matt Barnes

Above: Will Bennett

Above: Josh Sands

Above and below: Olivia Nielsen

Above: Natasha Waterson

Above: Linda Barbour

Above: Holly Burman

Above and below: Ryan Clark

Above and below: Courtney Oliver

Above and below: Billy Ray Smith

Above and below: Matt Harland

Above and below: Jessamae Zamora

Design Student Field Trip

Senior design students from the Print Media 2 and Web Media 2 classes joined together for a field trip of local industry. We were delighted to visit TGM Design and Razz Print. A big thank your to Andrea and Roland for giving the students tours of your studios.

Above, left to right: Elle Brennan, Jessie Allen, Andrea Leadbetter (TGM Design), Ethan Ranford-Nickson, Philippa Berry Smith (Tutor), Mae Zamora, Jaycee Burwell, Chloe Reid, and Christine Baylis.

Above: students at TGM Design surrounding designer Julia Berry (seated).

Above: Our visit to Razz Print, with students standing in front of the offset printing press. Left to right: Philippa Berry Smith (Tutor), Mae Zamora (front), Roland Woods (Owner), Chloe Reid (back), Elle Brennan, Jaycee Burwell (back eyes closed sorry Jaycee!), Jessie Allen, Christine Baylis, Ethan Ranford-Nickson (who is standing on a step and is not a giant!), Dave the printer (obscured).