Art Two Final Portfolio

  1. Which project was your most successful? Describe the theme and or topic and the process you went through to complete the project. Were the choices you made regarding material, size, technique, etc beneficial to enhancing this project. Please explain.
I think that my portrait project using non art materials was my most successful. There was no them for this piece, all we had to do was create a portrait of someone. I chose to do a person from my favorite band, Scott Avett. I decided to do him because I've been listening to his music for as long as I can remember and I really just look up to him..and also he has a beard i love beards. When doing this project it took me a bit to come up with a material to use. I ended up using pushpins. Which i think benefited my piece in the long run because they were the right size and only black and white which is what i wanted. There wasn't really any special technique to what i did, just pushed some pins in a foam board haha.
hey look its my dog and my brother.
2. Discuss one project where you felt you overcame the most obstacles. What were those obstacles and how to work through them? Explain how taking risks or challenging yourself made you a better artist.

I think that the project Ashlyn and I did together really challenged me because I don't really think me and ashlyn have the same style of art. It was very hard to work with someone who was so different than me. We disagreed on some things and I had to just force myself to stop fighting it and just go with the flow. I was absent for a couple days while working with this project and when i came back so many things had changed. I wish she would have discussed with me some of the things she was changing. I was a little upset by what she had done but overall it was partially hers and she could do what she wanted. I think the challenges i faced during this project made me a better artist because i was out of my comfort zone. I normally like to work alone and just do my own thing but i learned that even if working with someone is hard, it can also be really fun and enjoyable. 

3. Look at your body of work over the semester and choose 2 pieces that show your growth as an artist. Discuss each piece and how you grew in the following areas: application of materials, techniques and skills, artistic vision, use of the principles and elements, creativity, intuition and subject matter.

I think that my "whats the point" piece which was our very first piece shows what i was already comfortable with doing, and it shows my style and what kind of techniques i use. I love using charcoal and pastel materials. After i had started this project it showed me how aware i have to be of what im doing. I remember one day i was completely like covered in charcoal. It looked like i had huge bruises for a couple days.

Another project that i think shows some of my technique was the up close and personal project. I was messing around in my sketchbook with some pastels and a tortillon just making random squigily lines and everyone thought it was so cool. I decided to use that technique and create some feathers. 

4. This semester we introduced a new way of teaching and learning. Students had choices in subject matter and materials. Explain your thoughts on how effective this was (or if it was not) to your learning experience in this course. Provide examples through your art projects so we can see evidence of your learning.

I really liked the new way we were taught this year. We got to choose what we wanted to do and make it more personal. I remember last year in Mrs Brokke's class i had no choice in what we were doing. We had to draw shoes, or an apple which are things we did as warm ups this year. I love having more freedom and and say in what we're doing. 

I think the sticky situation was a really good example for me because i learned so many different techniques and i had problems with the way things looked but i was just encouraged to take as long as i needed. I learned that if i have a bad attitude towards the beginning then i'm probably never going to like it. I learned to stay optimistic. 

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