Easy Art Pro Training Aid’s launch.

 Richard Allport long queue

Next term will see the much anticipated and enquired about “Easy Art Pro Training Aid 10xDVD Boxed Set”!

The Easy Art Pro workshops, seminars and CPD sessions continue to be a great success, and the training aid DVD’s will be the ideal support and continuation from the real world starting points, taking teachers and pupils step by step over the whole spectrum of creativity from a blank page to a finished image or design and every conceivable stage in between!

The set comes complete with two DVD’s dedicated solely to the basic and advanced use of Adobe Photoshop Elements, its capabilities, tips, tricks, techniques and industry insider methods of its use, something many schools, teachers and students alike have been enquiring about for many months.

We are currently in talks about the Easy Art Pro methods becoming an established element of the national and even international curriculum, something needless to say we are very excited about!

No pre orders are currently being taken for the new 10 DVD release, but dates of its availability will be announced here when they are confirmed.

Check back here for further updates!

Richard Allport 2010

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Grove Vale School’s pupils’ lack of enthusiasm caught on camera!

Richard Allport Grove Vale School new

One of the penultimate technical workshops took place recently at Grove Vale School with great results once again.

Pupils got fully to grips with Adobe Photoshop and Wacom’s graphics tablets with ease and began utilising the software’s distort and layering facilities.

The following workshops will complete the course by demonstrating how to use colour quickly and effectively to complete a final design.

Check back here soon for images of their creations!

Richard Allport 2010

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Ferndale School’s winning dragons!

 A quick post to show you the winning dragon designs from Ferndale School’s “Design me a Dragon” workshops. Many thanks go to Sue Petrie and Bernie Offerdal for their assistance and participation on the days!

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Richard Allport dragon winner 2

Richard Allport 2010

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“Make me a Monster” grows a tail, claws…..and breathes fire!

Richard Allport dragon sculpt design 

Due to popular demand the “Make me a Monster” workshops have been developed to involve a new element, named suitably enough “Design me a Dragon”.

Richard Allport Design me a Dragon logo

The theme of dragons and mythical creatures is so prevalent amongst many of the schools, and included in their curriculum in other areas such as literacy, that it prompted the addition of a dragon element to the presentations.

The top image shows the first visualisation of a four-foot dragon puppet that will be created to accompany the “Design me a Dragon” workshops. Progress of its creation will be posted in this news section so check back soon to see it take shape bit by bit!

Richard Allport 2010

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Yew Tree School goes tech!

Richard Allport Design technology

The students that were glooped, splodged and blotched during the Make me a Monster workshops, recently followed through with two amazing days of technical learning at Yew Tree School.

They were shown how to take their sketches of monster designs and realise them in full colour using Adobe Photoshop Elements and Wacom Graphics tablets and the phrase “ducks to water” wouldn’t be out of place to describe the results!

These were easily the most eye-popping workshops so far as everyone battled on with new software and hardware and tackled the process of learning something totally new.

The students were nothing short of amazing and the teachers and head of Yew Tree should feel proud of how their school ethos and implementation of ECM ethics were clearly visible with results shining through the images the students produced.

I look forward to seeing some of the completed results in the following weeks and working with Yew Tree School next term.

Many thanks to everyone involved!

Richard Allport 2010

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Australia Monster update

Richard Allport Australia development

Just a couple of additional images en-route to the Australia monster sculpture. Firstly an orthographic projection of the front view image to measure up for the profile shape.

Then some colour variations. Even though the sculpture isn’t even begun yet it can be useful to get a clearer feel of the character you’re going to make or design by thinking about colouring, characterisation and mood.

Richard Allport 2010

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Q3 Academy multiple images from one source…

A quick regression to the Searching for Creativity workshops many months ago, and a shot of the students who themselves were busy taking photographs. In more recent workshops I have been asked if it is possible to get more than one image from a picture or set of scribbles. The answer is a 100% yes!

Below is the one picture of the students, one set of line shapes found within that picture, that was then developed into two totally different images by rotating the lines and flipping them vertically.

Richard Allport Pupils pics

From top to bottom you can see an explorer in a cave with a pistol (Shot left) then the line work…then the original photograph taken in class…then the flipped line work and finally an image of someone checking digital readout in some sort of futuristic setting.

I hope this gives you some how idea of how much you can get from a quick scribble over one image!

Richard Allport 2010

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E.M.A Models

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Just a quick note on the back of my receiving my clear hemispheres from EMA models today, for the Australia monster’s eyes (See below), to say what a great company they are. Most of my time in the film industry was spent making things from their brilliant range of creative model making products. The people there are very nice too and ship your order very fast!

http://www.ema-models.co.uk/

Richard Allport 2010

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Australia Day Monster sculpture prep art…

Richard Allport Australia Monster Design001

After the success of Australia day at two Sandwell schools recently, I was inspired to sculpt the monster that the map shape turned into (See a couple of posts below). Based on this creature here is the first of several images created to allow the process of sculpting the form in 3D to begin. Further posts will show the progress so check back from time to time.

Richard Allport 2010

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Something from “nothing”…

On many occasions people have asked me to publish some  of the images of school buildings that I’ve turned into monsters, well here you go…see if you can spot the visual cues that translate into the final designs. Top to bottom- Yew Tree School, Whitecrest School, St. Margarets School and All Saints School.

Richard Allport school to monster

To help you along, here’s a monster designed from the map of Australia for a special Australia themed educational day, done backwards so you can see where the imagery comes from. Enjoy!

Richard Allport Australia to Monster

Richard Allport 2010

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