Reflection of classes and my work:
I have taken many art classes here at Smith, but my first class was 3-D art in 7th grade. Going into this class I was really excited because I love making art using my hands. I learned some really important elements of creating a sculpture like structure and contrast. My favorite project that we did in that class was using paper maché to build a mask because you can peesonalze it so much to your liking, and even have a steady theme.
Then, in 8th grade I took design your space. Entering this class I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but it actually ended up being one of my favorite classes. The most importnat things that I learned were several elements of design, including the meaning behind different colors. The things I learned in this class actually helped me as I began my modern design class while I was designing my package with certain colors. My favorite project in this class was when we created our own pillowcase!
Another class I took was art smart in 8th grade. Starting this class I didnt think it would peak my interest, however I was wrong. I ended up really enjoying thus class. The most important things I learned were just tye basics of drawing and art. I ,earned more about the importance of contrast and form. My favorite project was when we drew a shell large scale using several elements of art such as line, value, shape, etc,. I liked this project the most because it gave me a chance to practice the different techniques.
My favorite part of the creative process is definatly the presenting part of it. I like this because I get to see what all my hard work and effort payed off into. I also love presenting my finished product to others just to feel proud of my work! Below are some of my favorite finished products I have created.
My favorite artist is Georgia O'Keeffe. I like her work the best becuase of the perspective she paints from. She really blows up the image, and it allows for a lot more detail when you get so close. I also love what she paints, more naturally occuring objects, more specifically, her flowers. I especially love her painting Hibiscus with Plumeria. I love the color combinations she uses, and it adds so much contrast and emphasis.