6 February 2018

IT teacher, Paul Moore, took two groups of final year students to Liverpool’s Apple Store in January, where they exercised their creative muscles and took part in workshops with some of the latest gadgets used in the industry.

Here, Paul talks through what the students had to enjoy on their trip:

"The students took some time out of lessons to visit the Apple Store in Liverpool One to take part in a workshop focusing on creating game art.  The two Apple trainers who led the session made sure every student had an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil to use during the session and guided us through getting started with the professional graphics app ‘Procreate’, which is used by many professionals including the person behind the art for popular Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’. 

"Students got started and were able to develop some impressive graphics very quickly.  The Apple trainers were on hand for help and advice and talked us through some additional techniques.  At the end of the session, all of the artwork was collected in and showcased on the big screen for the whole store to see.  Students were also able to take away their graphics as Photoshop compatible files so they can continue working on them in College when making their games. Game design makes up a component of students’ assessed work and the game art can continue to be worked on as part of final game design project."

 

See some of highlights of the trip and some of the students' work in action:

 

 

 

Posted by The BSFC Blogger on 6 February 2018

Category: College Life