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Danforth Students Combine Art and Science at Ryerson

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Two dozen Danforth students attended the Halloween Installation event hosted by Ryerson University on Saturday, September 29. They had a great time at the event and attending three more Saturday sessions to complete a huge Halloween display of human figures which will be placed outside. The transparent bodies will be lit by lights that we will program.

Martha Susheen legs and Maisha

The day was separated into two parts: rendering and casting. Rendering involved taking pictures of  in front of a "green screen" and editing the photos using Adobe Photoshop to create an image of what the figures will look like at night.

Mushfique and Shafayet posing

Fariha photoshopping herself


The renderings allowed us to visualize and represent the ideas we were proposing for the project. This activity introduced some basic photo editing skills such as creating layer masks, using green screens, synthesizing textures in photos, etc.

The second part involved casting  to create the piece. The students wrapped one another in plastic wrap and covered it with tape to solidify the cast.

Jack Evan Farhan Saran

The Danforth students were mentored by students from Ryerson University who taught us what we needed to know for Photoshop. They were also able to tell us about Ryerson, the programs and university life.