Yr7 9digitalartexcursion2019

On Friday 7th June students in Year 7, 8 & 9 who are part of our extracurricular Digital Art Group visited Murdoch University as part of their Creative Outreach Program.

The day provided students with a hands on opportunity to see what pathways are available for those with an interest and talent in working creatively with technology. Two student ambassadors from Murdoch University introduced our students to the hands on activities they would be undertaking, using industry standard equipment and programs.

Our students began the day learning about creating game characters and drawing them in Photoshop on the Interactive Wacom tablets. After recess students were able to explore 3D animation using industry software, Maya. Whilst they didn’t get to animate the physical characters they were challenged to animate facial expressions to match body movements.

After lunch, Subway catering to the delight of the group, they were able to view the work of their student ambassadors. And I have to admit, you can always tell when you take art students out, they always end up drawing. 

Though the weather was not our friend and we had to make some minor changes to our day, it was definitely worthwhile and great for the students to see what they can aspire towards.

At the end of the day they were left with some very wise advice from their hosts -  Practise, Practise and Practise.

Mrs Roberts - Head of Arts

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