Today I wanted to post a couple of pieces from Typography class. This is the Five Classifications of Type assignment where students have to create a poster for Old Style, Transitional, Modern, Sans Serif and Slab Serif typefaces. The first two pieces were created by Lorena, and the second was created by Kelly. Great job ladies. Keep up the fantastic work.

Century- student typography Professor Victoria Martin
Century- student typography Professor Victoria Martin
Garamond- student typography Professor Victoria Martin

A Present from Steven

If you have been in my office you may have  noticed the little owl painting below. It was a gift from a student Steven M. and I just adore it. It’s a lovely little watercolor he created in Painting class. When he graduated he gave it to me as an appreciation of thanks. He knows I am inspired by nature.

A lovely gift from a lovely person. Thank you Steven. My little owl is still there watching over me.

Victoria Martin's student watercolor
Victoria Martin's student watercolor

Traditional Painting: Brooke

It’s the best when  students  think creatively. The student featured in this post is Brooke. She has a great imagination and the skills to back it up. The work below was created in Painting  and Digital Imagery for the Fine Artist.

professor Victoria Martin painting student

My job is to teach students skills, to ask them to think critically and perhaps view things in ways they had not before. Always doing my best to expose students to artists or art movements they may not be aware of. It’s important to be exposed to art and all of humanities and world history can provide a glimpse into why artists were doing what they were doing. So enjoy the paintings and bask in the glorious magic found in Brooke’s work.

professor Victoria Martin painting student

Student Highlight: Josie

Here in south Florida it’s still roasting hot, yet I cannot help but dream about fall. Looking at the divine work created by Josie makes me crave late October. And I shall pass on your Pumpkin Spice Lattes, thank you.

Below is Josie’s Photoshop project that includes photo manipulation and digital painting. The project was character design, the world where they live, and then turn that design into a block buster motion picture.

Josie visited a store where they sell Halloween costumes, dressed up a family member in the finest witchery garb available and snapped some shots in the isle of the store with her phone. Her photos are living proof that you don’t  need the fanciest camera in the world to make great images. It’s the concept which rules.

student work by Professor Victoria Martin

All good movies market themselves, so my students must incorporate their designs into different pieces. Below is Josie’s tote bag concept.

Promo piece: tote bag

And who doesn’t enjoy a good tub or two of yummy popcorn? Or curling up at home with a movie?  So, let’s hope that summer and hurricane season buzz off soon and wonderfully talented students keep showing up at Palm Beach State each fall. Great job Josie. Your work is beyond brilliant and well thought, please keep inspiring everyone around you.

student pop corn box design
dvd box design by Victoria Martin's Photoshop student