Friday, January 23, 2015

Name Design

Most memorable experiences

Two of the most memorable assignment from this semester was the Value Self Portrait. This was one of the most memorable one because it was the one that I made the most mistakes on. That sounds wierd but every single one of those mistakes added to my learning. One thing that I learned with this project was that if you mess up, then you can either start over or turn it into something. Another highlight of this semester was the photography unit. This is a highlight because I enjoy photography and I learned a lot about the rules of photography. I knew some rules befor this unit like the rule of thirds, or needing a subject; but from this unit I learned more that that. I learned about relections, leading lines and more rules that I could have thought of.

Thinking abut art

This class has definately changed the way that I look at art work. I used to look at art work in a way that I thought it looked really good or really bad. There was almost no in between with that subject. Now I can look at art and apreciate it in a different way. There are ones that I like a little, and there are ones that I like a lot. When I look at a painting I think of what color scheme it has. When I look at sculptures the first thing I wonder is what kinds of things is it made of. I think the biggest thing that impacted me was my own art work. When I started a project I had an image in my mind of what I wanted it to look like. When I realized that what I wanted it to look like and what it came out to be were two different things; I gained more respect for art culture.

Project that I am most proud of

In this class I am most proud of is the Oxacan bowl. I am most proud of this one because it is something that I put a lot of work into and had the same amount of reward coming out of it. Another reason I am most proud of this is that I will have it for a while, and every time I put something in it I will get a sense of pride that I have completed this work of art in the best way that I could. I believe that that sense of pride is the lasting impact that this bowl will have on me. Also not only will I have a sense of pride while using it, I will also feel proud when I explain how I made it with the steps that I took. I take more pride in this piece than the other projects also because it is something that came out with my full expectation of what I wanted it to look like.

Graphic Designs and Color Schemes


  • Gain a basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop, cs6
  • Use Photoshop to create two different, interesting designs that demonstrate clear color schemes and organic & geometric shapes.

Organic Design 
Cool Color Scheme

Geometric Design
Warm Colors

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Personal Space Box

The purpose of this project was to look closely at the work of Winslow Homer so that I could better understand who he is as an artist as well as learn how to describe, interpret, and evaluate works of art. In response to looking at Homer’s work, I created a relief sculpture that is inspired by his work and concepts.

Artists Studied: Winslow Homer

My place in my box is at Lost Valley. My personal connection to this is that my brother and I go snowboarding together and it is one of the best ways that we get a long with eachother. I chose this place because this is where we started our snowboarding tradition. I included for a tangable object a Lost Valley flag because it gives a sense of place and lets the viewer know where I am in the box.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Still Life Drawing


  • To create a still-life drawing that demonstrates understanding of angles & ellipses in perspective, along with using a variety of mark-making techniques to describe form;
  • To understand value by creating a good range of values between black & white to help make the objects appear 3D;
  • To demonstrate quality craftsmanship and good composition skills in a drawing.

Artists studied: Henry Moore, Vincent Van Gogh, Giorgio Morandi

I saw the cross hatching in my drawing. This technique worked out really well for me because it put depth into my drawing where the light hit the surfaces. I also used the bending lines to represent the shape of the cup. Also I used different values to show where the light was strongest. I really thought that I used the shadowing well too because I think it made some of the places look shallower than others.

I learned that using different techniques in the same drawing work out well. Before this unit I thought it wouldn’t look so good with using more than one technique. I also learned that values are more important than they way you make your marks. Another thing I learned was this is one of those things that the more you do it the better you get at it. I think the exercise we did with drawing the rock using the different values and the different lines to direct where the light was hitting the rock.