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!

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).

Art Open Day Feb 2014

Are you considering a creative career?

WITTart is having an open day where prospective students can come along and meet the tutors. You can learn about the different courses we offer and explore our fantastic arts facilities. It’s not too late to enrol for 2014!

We have courses from 6 months through to 2 years, and you can study certificates or diploma level. Courses cover topics such as photography, graphic design, printmaking, sculpture, painting, drawing, computer graphics, animation, web design, video, and theory.

Come along Tuesday 18th February

F Block – WITT campus

10am – 3pm

Got a question? Can’t make it in? Call the Art Department (06) 7587178 extension 8778

Careers Expo 2013

Whew! Another whirlwind careers expo is done and dusted. Sunday as usual was for those looking to beat the crowds and learn about WITT courses in their own time, while Monday saw many busloads of high school students come through the TSB Stadium to take part in the fun activities and learn about tertiary study.

Here are some pics that feature WITT Art and our jolly fine crew: Hover for descriptions.

If you didn’t make it up to see us at the Careers Expo this year, don’t worry. You can contact us anytime to talk about studying Art, Design, Photography, Animation, Video.

Design students visit SpecialEyes Studio

Senior design students from the Print and Web Media classes braved the rainy weather to visit SpecialEyes Studio in Inglewood today.

Above: Natasha Downes (designer), Alex Dodunski, Steve Wilson (Director), Layton Otene, Ashley De Grey, Rozelda van der Watt, Dan Southorn, and Philippa Berry Smith (tutor).

Above: Natasha Downes (Designer), Alex Dodunski, Sarah Paul (Operations Manager), Layton Otene, Ashley De Grey, Rozelda van der Watt, Dan Southorn, and Philippa Berry Smith (Tutor).

Absent from photos: Grace Baker (Designer) and Rusty the *enormous* cat lion.

A big thanks to Steve and his team for showing us around your studio and sharing your project work with us!

Spotswood design students workshop

Today it was a pleasure to host a group of Year 12 students from Spotswood College for an Illustrator pen tool workshop.

We covered Illustrator techniques right from the basics, and went through a variety of every-more-challenging techniques. The students are creating logo designs for their class, and their teacher Katie Keane wanted them to learn the best way of converting their sketches into vector illustrations.

Good luck to all the Spotswood students as they complete their projects!

If you are involved in teaching a secondary school class in Taranaki and would like more information about setting up a workshop with WITT Art, Design and Media tutors please contact us for details.

New. Shiny. Beautiful

So there is a delightful surprise awaiting students tomorrow morning. Our new Apple iMacs have arrived!

Here’s a sneak peak to get your heart going:

Gorgeous new iMacs, making our Mac Media Suite now the highest-spec classroom on campus!

Who gets to use them, you might be wondering? Well, if you are an enrolled student then YOU DO! Ask you tutor to schedule time for your class in here. We want all students to experience the Mac platform as well as Windows PC.

How soon can you get your mits on them? Well there is still a bit of setting up and tidying up to do, but should be happening this week for timetabled classes.

Wow! WITT Art Student do the Harlem Shake!

It’s the first day of Semester One and all the Art Students gathered for a big welcome in F Block. And then, being Art Students, they did the Harlem Shake, as you do:

We have the largest Arts cohort ever this year with over 60 students! This is simply fantastic and already there is a positive atmosphere on campus.

This year is going to be fantastic with upgrades to some of our facilities, a brand new tutor, and so much potential standing there waving their arms all about.

We are really looking forward to seeing what amazing designs and artworks you will create.

Have an enjoyable year and study hard!