Island H2O Water Park Partners with Central Florida High School to Design Artwork

At Island H2O Water Park, STEAM students at the new Tohopekaliga High School Graphic Design Agency unveil their biggest project ever.

Online PR News – 29-October-2021 – Kissimmee, Florida – Island H2O Water Park is thrilled to unveil 4 new murals designed and painted by Osceola County students from Tohopekaliga High School's Digital Design and AP ART programs.Student-Artist, family, school staff, and members of the Osceola School District will attend the official in-person unveiling of this youth-created work on Thursday, November 4th at 10:00 a.m.Island H2O’s idea was to create a space for the students to showcase their talents with an interactive mural aligned to the social media theme of the park.

The students were briefed to design selfie murals that would encourage guests to engage with the images, take photos and share on social media. Tohopekaliga High School launched the TKHS Graphic Design Agency this year which is a collaboration between the Digital Design Program (Valencia Graphic Design) instructed by Jenny Mohess and the AP Art Program instructed by Jackelyn Adkins. The concept behind the agency was to collaborate and show their students how the entire creative process works from start to finish.

The students are also learning how to collaborate with each other and work as a team.Concepts were designed by the students and presented to park leadership. Specific murals were selected based on their alignment with the Park’s theming and original brief. The designers of the chosen artwork will receive Island H2O Water Park Season Passes and students in the participating classes will receive 2 water park tickets each. “We’re excited to provide a canvas to showcase these incredible local students’ designs,” stated Jim Kunau, General Manager of Island H2O Water Park.

“The TKHS Graphic Design Agency process was great and emphasized the importance of work and process to bring students closer to making their dreams a reality. We look forward to seeing park guests share pictures of themselves emerged in these artistic creations.”Park guests can take their photos with the new murals on weekends through October and November plus the week of Thanksgiving before the park closes for the season on November 28th. 2022 Season Passes are on sale for $99.99 and include the rest of the 2021 season. Passes come with unlimited admission, free parking, one free Bring A Friend Free ticket, free souvenir bottle, access to exclusive events, and more!

About Island H2O Water Park:
Island H2O Water Park is Central Florida’s newest water park and features innovative design techniques and cutting-edge technology making it a uniquely immersive and interactive experience.Island H2O Water Park was named on USA Today’s 10Best Outdoor Water Parks for 2021. The award-winning park has a tech theme with a lazy river, wave pool, kid area, family interactive zone, body slides, mat racers, tube slides, raft rides for the whole family, and an adults-only pool. Amenities include complimentary tubes and life jackets, cabana rentals, retail gift shop, food, and bar. The park is designed to enable guests to customize their experience by selecting music and lighting on a number of rides using a state-of-the-art RFID wristband system. Guests can also earn points to redeem for food and merchandise in the park.; 3230 Inspiration Drive, Kissimmee, FL, 34747

About Tohopekaliga High School:
Tohopekaliga High School is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) high school located in Kissimmee, Florida. The school is committed to inspiring students to achieve at the highest standards of intellectual and personal development. The programs contain multiple Career and Technical Education pathways.
The school’s Digital Design Program prepares students for employment in the Digital Design industry as Information Technology Assistants, Production Assistants, Digital Assistant Designers, Graphic Designers, and Web Designers. The program is the Valencia College Graphic Design Program, where students can earn college credits at Tohopekaliga High School.

The AP ART program is where students create a portfolio of work to demonstrate inquiry through art and design and development of materials, processes, and ideas over the course of a year. Portfolios include works of art and design, process documentation, and written information about the work presented. In May, students submit portfolios for evaluation based on specific criteria, which include skillful synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas and sustained investigation through practice, experimentation, and revision, guided by questions. Students may choose to submit any or all of the AP Portfolio Exams.
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