In my second semester of art at Northwood, I got to hone my skills in creating detailed art that can convey stories and themes. This semester challenged me and my art more so than in the past, and was a difficult yet rewarding experience. A lot of the work I did centered around myself, my past, and how I view both of those. It was a really educational experience for me, and the ability to use a variety of mediums and learn how to use them helped me push my art further. Even though I won't be going into art as a career, I still enjoy doing it and seeing what things I can create with it, and being able to learn these skills this semester has helped me push my art to the next level and sparked my creativity.
Throughout the first semester, our art class learned how to work with many different mediums, mainly focused on drawing and composition. We used pencils, collage, acrylic paint and colored pencils, and charcoal to learn techniques such as line, gesture drawing, and creating form through light and value, and also worked with digital mediums to practice composition. Whenever we started a new unit, we also learned about the history behind the art- such as for our surrealism unit, we learned about the history of surrealism, and also about the type of art itself. The same was done with our portraiture unit- we learned about the different portrait types, and also how throughout the years new interpretations of the art form arose.
“I'm not trying to make sense yet. I'm saving that for later. So for those of you who lack the patience to wait for my sense, use yours. Cheers.” -Carrie Fisher