This work was arranged by Jean Rooney. As Department Head for Graphic & Digital Media Design at the Fredericton campus, Rooney saw this as a wonderful opportunity for her students. She recently completed a mural project for the Aitken Centre herself and was so inspired by the experience she sought out a similar challenge for her students.
“I knew it would provide an opportunity for real growth within their design work,” she said. “This was an exercise in getting them offline - away from Facebook and working face to face. This project required that they had to get real and transform a physical space graphically.”
Rooney herself is an award-winning visual artist whose contemporary artwork was purchased by UNB for its collection. Rooney attributes the success of this project to both the watchful eye of the energetic and charismatic design instructor Jamie Bergin and Terry Oakes, the innovative new Director of the Aiken University Center, Fredericton.
Please visit http://www.art4aitken.ca for more information on the Art 4 Aiken project and the opening event.
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The Centre for Arts and Technology is a digital media based post-secondary institute with three campuses across Canada in Fredericton, Halifax, and Kelowna. The Centre’s certificate and diploma programs offers preparation for careers in Animation, Digital Filmmaking, Audio Engineering, Event & Promotions Management, Graphic & Digital Media Design, Interior Design, Network Security, Veterinary Hospital Assistant, and other emerging entertainment and information technology careers.