For the second project of the year, our intrepid Smart Starters in the Integrated Arts program delved into colour theory for digital workflow along with learning how to use Adobe Illustrator. Known as a tool for vector graphics creation, Illustrator enabled our students to use their portraits as a reference for their own vector avatars. Please click on the thumbnail to enter gallery mode.
For our very first project of the year, the grade 9’s in Mr. Galang’s Integrated Arts explored the world of mobile photography and post-processing in Adobe Photoshop. With an emphasis on composition and colouring techniques, every student had an opportunity to captures images that focused on people, places and things.
From September 26th to 28th our grade 9 St. Elizabeth CHS Smart Start students participated in a three day, two night trip to the world-renowned Scientific exhibition and teaching facility, Science North, in Sudbury, ON.
On September 19th, 2018 our grade 9 Smart Start students travelled to the Venture Lab Facility in the IBM Building, Markham. This was the first of four sessions students will be participating in to receive their Young Innovator’s Certification from Future Design School. As part of the Smart Start program, students will be working on developing their creative and critical thinking skills and generating and testing ideas using the Design Thinking Process.
On Friday, March 23rd the St. Elizabeth Library Learning Commons hosted two SCRATCH Coding workshops for students. SCRATCH is a programming language originally developed at MIT. This language can be accessed via a very visually appealing and interactive web-based interface that can be used by anyone free of charge.