Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The past three years of art have been a wonderful experience. There have been many ups and downs, and many dramatic changes to the system, but I am more than happy to be apart of them. I got the chance to expirience crafts 1 my sophomore year, and it was a wonderful class. Although I would have loved to take a variety of art classes, the one class suited me for two years. I have grown not only as an artist, but as a person. A lot of it has to do with the amazing art teacher Mrs. Kiick, and also my fellow class mates. Although my last year of high school is coming to an end, I plan to continue taking art in college. I've realized that art is not always pleasing to the eye, and that one can find art within the most ordinary objects. Such as plastic, trash, and water. The past three years I have found myself fully involved in every project, and have learned that with each of the projects comes a new lesson, or new perspective. I will miss HTHS arts very much next year, and I wish the best of luck to everyone!
Saturday, March 31, 2012
We have finally started my favorite section! Clay can be frustrating, but with a little bit of control you can make it into whatever you want. The project is inspired by Georgia O'keeffe's piece The dinner party place setting. It seats 39 women that have made an impact on the world in some way. Our pieces have to be tributes to someone in our life or a role model. When finished, the classes will have a meal with each other, using the plate, cup, and bowl they made. Mine was inspired by my. mother, she is the chain that holds me together.
Friday, January 20, 2012
As one of our second marking period assignments we had to complete our self portraits. It feels like I finished mine a million years ago because I've been so involved in many different assignments since. I have to honestly say I surprised myself with my self portrait, but it still isn't one of my favorite pieces. While many people who take the course love to draw, and are awesome at it, I like the hands on activities. Although my skill for drawing has improved, I still love the metals and clay units.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
We started out metals unit last Monday by designing the pieces were going to make. I have been thinking about my design for over two weeks now, and after many failed attempts I finally came up with this (top left). It's crazy how the most thought of ideas don't usually work the way you hoped, instead it's something you do by accident. That's how my design became what it is. I have already begun sawing and so has the entire class. I looked forward to the metals unit this year because now I'm incorporating my piece with a lantern!