5 Questions for Elona Van Gent

The visual arts section of the University’s Creative Process course gathers each Wednesday in the Design Lab 1. Creative Process is an interdisciplinary course dedicated to the exploration of creative problem solving through hands-on activities. We sat down with Elona Van Gent who teaches the visual arts section of the class. Our conversation is excerpted […]

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Luminary Workshops in the Workantile

Every Sunday in the month of March, Festifools are hosting their Luminary making workshops at the Workantile on South Main Street from 10am to 5pm. Mark Tucker the organiser kindly agreed to having us show up and work on our project alongside those creating their own luminaries.

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Gray screen station: not just for compositing!

Last night, a student found an additional use for the gray screen station. The student came in and used the gray screen station’s lighting and associated white table to take fantastic photos of his integrated circuit. This is just an example of the many different ways a Design Lab 1 user can use the gray screen station. The […]

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Creative Process Critique, part 1

Tara Beiser, Stephon Dorsey, and Motaz Khader (top left) critique Trent Hansen’s untitled piece for Elona Van Gent’s Creative Process (UARTS 250) course. The students learned how to present and talk about the work in terms of process, composition, texture, juxtaposition, and strengths/weaknesses.

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Processing “Processing”

Every Monday and Wednesday night, Art students divulge their brains into what is a new art form on the rise: code. Through a program called Processing, data can be visualized through basic graphic representations, video and audio can be manipulated and responded to, 3D models can be developed, lights can be programmed to work with […]

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Sonification

Here in DL1, Robert Alexander and Yohei Kanehara have been working together on some really interesting work about sound in space, specifically the Sun! Here are a few quick questions and answers about his research. Why did you choose to work on this UROP project? I chose to work on this UROP project because I […]

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Collage Inspiration – Chuck Close

Elona Van Gent’s Creative Process (UARTS 250) course is gearing up to make digital collage work with Adobe Photoshop. One of my favorite artists work fell into examples of how the human face can be broken down into something unrecognizable – American painter Chuck Close. An interesting fact: Chuck Close has face blindness where he doesn’t recognize faces. […]

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Inspiring Collage Video

Elona Van Gent’s Creative Process (UARTS 250) course is gearing up to make some composite and collage work with Adobe Photoshop. Here is a sweet treat to inspire your composite creations!   Buildings and Vampires from 1stAveMachine on Vimeo. Courtesy of 1st Ave Machine

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