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INKTOBER is just a month away!

INKTOBER is just a month away!

Here’s a tiny reminder on why all of you should get involved. For those who don’t know what Inktober is, it’s a month long art challenge created by artist Jake Parker which starts in...October. How the competition works is that there will be a word each day posted on the INKTOBER site or their instagram page, and you will have to make an ink drawing. Then upload it with the hashtags  #inktober and #inktober20189 so your artwork can be seen far and wide across the universe.    The whole focus of this competition is to improve your skills and develop a more...

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Hashantha Hemachandra

Henna by Shanu – A love for the intricate of henna designs

Henna by Shanu – A love for the intricate of henna designs

‘I am a tiny girl from a tiny island who has big dreams and set sail to achieve them. I was immensely fond of henna since I was little.’ Shanu is a First Year Interior Design student who has a love for intricate details in the world of henna.  Coming from Maldives, she inspired by Maldivian rational art such as lacquer work, mat weaving, and nature (including trees, flowers, and ocean) as well as other henna artists.  ‘My henna journey started, as I remember, when my parents used to travel to India, they would bring some henna cones for me....

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Chanuka Wijayasinghe

Chanuka Wijayasinghe

Chanuka Wijayasinghe is a Visual Communication graduate from the very first batch of degree holders from AOD attending from 2008 to 2010. Since graduating, Chanuka has worked at prestigious advertising agencies in Sri Lanka such as Triad and Ogilvy as an Art Director, and as a Creative Director at BBDO. Currently, he’s the Creative Director at Splendor Media.   We are catching up today with Chanuka as he just received his PADI Open Water Diver certification from Poseidon Diving Centre, Trincomalee.  After 8 years of experiencing life under the sea, we caught up with Chanuka to ask about his scuba life,...

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Hashantha Hemachandra

Found Objects Designs by Fast Track Foundation

Found Objects Designs by Fast Track Foundation

The Fast Track Foundation students were given two hours to create a Found Objects design during class time. They were allowed to scavenge home as well as the college for objects or fragments of objects that are found around the surroundings.  The purpose of this activity is for students to come up with creative solutions to problems, to work with limitations, and to realise that their own creative capabilities. Photo Captions A hair accessory that works as an Alice band as well as a hair tie. Earrings inspired by cars. A shirt inspired by cars to wear for a car...

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Hashantha Hemachandra

AFTER A/L's Find out how to make a Creative Career in the New Age Economy

AFTER A/L's Find out how to make a Creative Career in the New Age Economy

AOD’s Creative Career Month, that will take place from the 27th – 30th of August, initiates an open discussion on tomorrow’s biggest job opportunities for creative young minds, where business world begins to value design thinking and how it all links to making smarter career choices. The rebel artist who won’t stop drawing on the back of their school notebooks, the young creative intellectual whose ideas seem to hold the potential to shake the world, the aspiring designer, the tech enthusiast and the budding business brain that have always had an unusual flair for thinking outside the box; these are...

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Hashantha Hemachandra

Reanna wins the Sri Lankan heat of SDC Competition!

Reanna wins the Sri Lankan heat of SDC Competition!

The International Design Competition is SDC’s annual flagship competition, engaging with hundreds of students, universities and designers globally. The competition helps the entrants develop their understanding of colour and the challenges around sustainability in the textile supply chain. The theme for 2019 is ‘colour and nature’. Colour is crucial in the animal kingdom, providing a range of signals. Animals use it to camouflage themselves from danger, to warn predators they are poisonous and to attract a mate. Biomimicry creates solutions to challenges by emulating the ideas found in nature. Nature has huge potential to provide us with solutions for more...

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