Commercial Art Students Brighten Up Hallways at Center for Career Services
It’s hard not to be inspired by the new artwork that covers some of the walls in Building B at our Center for Career Services in Valhalla.
The colorful selection of vinyl wraps was created and then applied to the walls by students in the Commercial Art Program.
Under the supervision of instructor Damian Powers, the students first created their unique designs in PhotoShop, then uploaded them to the size of a large-scale visual and printed them on the vinyl wrap printer located nearby.
The project, which began a few weeks ago, is a “pretty cool process,” said Mr. Powers. It is also a great learning project for the students who will one day have jobs as graphic designers, illustrators, web designers and more.
Mr. Powers said the students were first introduced to the new large format printer last year when they were required to print a large banner that was positioned above the stage at the Center’s graduation in the County Center.
When they came back to school in September, he said they were eager to explore other ways of using the printer, which is often reserved to make car wraps. Under his guidance, they learned how to print and enlarge their artwork and then adhere the vinyl wrap to the textured walls in a few different ways. “Through trial and error, the students arrived at a process where they heated the vinyl with a heat gun after they adhered the vinyl to the wall,” he explained.
Some of the colorful designs on view include a warrior, a bat, a dragon, a depiction of the Eiffel Tower, a dog and much more. They also created place name signage on the walls, as well as other signs that include inspirational messages for students and visitors to the campus.
To see photos of the students' creations, go to our recent Facebook posting.