how I survived advanced Art BY NOAH LANGSTON

Why I took Advanced Art

Advanced art... I don't know if I can answer why I took this class, I just know I wanted to. I guess I wanted to learn to have more patience and acceptance.

Working With Water Color

What I've done this year

To be honest, I haven't completed any projects that I have started this year. A lot of disappointment from my side and of course my teacher's side. It's not like I don't want to finish them, I really do, but this year has been a lot of finding myself. I don't really know how it ties in with my art, but for some reason I think it correlates.

One thing I really have enjoyed working with this year is glazing pottery. Just the experimentation, and the anticipation of how it will turn out, makes the project really fun.

Unfinished Projects

Metal Work patiently waiting for me to finish it

In the beginning of this year, we were given an assignment... as you can guess, it's not done. A little discouraging, but it gave me knowledge on how to work with the media of metal bending. I'm definitely not an expert, but I know how to work the metal to give more dimension and texture.

My Crazy Lookin' Eye
My attempt to paint with water color my crazy lookin' eye

Most of what I have done, I am proud of. Not finishing all of them is a bit of a problem, but something will click. I wish I had more motivation at the time of these projects, but that doesn't mean I won't finish them. I don't want to procrastinate on them, but it needs to come from my heart and head to get them done.

Doodles I like more than my art Projects

Artistic Behaviors (I guess)

Even though it doesn't show in completion, I've definitely been working on developing art making skills. This year was about experimenting with new different types of media, getting out of my shell. I think that means it's okay that I didn't complete the projects. I'm trying to figure out what works best with me. Metal working was not my favorite, but I'm glad I worked with it. Glazing... OH MY... One of my favorites. Even though I've only glazed two things, it is always a good time in art when the glazes are out. Lastly, I come to watercolor. I honestly don't hate water color. It definitely takes a lot of skill, but I really enjoy working with it.

As I said before, this year has been a whole refection year for me. I hope it gets me on the right track of having more motivation. Most of the time, in art, I just stare at my work. I try to think of how to complete it, or what I should do to improve. Nothing happens physically, but it's definitely a reflection time for me. My goal is to at least reflect and get stuff done.

More water color experimenting


If I had to have a goal, it would definitely be to find motivation and persistence. To complete the rubric though, I definitely would love to create a large clay sculpture (or have someone else make it for me so I can just glaze it). Glazing that would be a fantastic experimental time, and would really spark my interest. My biggest goal of all is to complete my project I started this year.

Just being myself ☺


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