I signed up for this class because I love participating in 4H photography, I want to learn more about my camera, and my older sister took the same class. By the end of the year I want to be able to use of have an idea of how to use photoshop, understand my camera more and know the elements and principles of photography to build better photos. As far as my future I plan to use photography as a hobby and possibly enter some photos into an art show maybe one day. because I want to do something in the medical field instead. For me to be most successful this year I would like for my teacher to help me by showing me how to build excellent photos that capture the viewers attention.
During my freshman year in 3D art, I learned how to mold and make a pinch pot starting from just a simple, small, ball of clay. My inspiration for my pinch pot was a pig. I chose a pig because it reminded me of a piggy bank that you can put coins or other items in. Over all the bowl was not very big, but it was a perfect size with four little feet to hold him up and also little marks in the dark black skin, made from the technique of scriffito.
Also in the clay unit of 3D art I was able to, and learned how to, make a clay whistle. And my clay whistle was inspired by the brown bear while also holding a bee hive. When creating my bear whistle I used the principles and elements of identity, shape, color and also form to bring my bear to life and make a beautiful deep sound. I used identity and shape to create the bears look and give him character, while form was used to create the whistle at first and then the bears body. And of course color was painting the bear and giving him a more defined life and characteristics. All of these elements and principles came and worked together perfectly to give this bear a personality and a beautiful sound to describe himself.
Later on towards the end of the year, the class was given the opportunity of making a Viking Knit bracelet. I, of course, took up the offer and decided to try it out myself. My bracelet is made up of copper and silver wire all bent and Knit together with a few small pinkish beads to complete the look. And like I said previously, this bracelet is made completely of wire and metal with a few beads thrown in as well. This bracelet represents, to me, beauty, wealth, and importance. Which is exactly why I decided to give it to my mother on Mothers Day this year. Even though the bracelet is made of relatively thin metal, I still believe that the meaning will never change because I worked very hard on it to make it perfect for my mother.
The last project that I have chosen to talk about and describe is one of my wood projects, in fact it was my final wood project. This project was over all a little challenging to make only because it took a lot of measuring and preciseness because each student was given only one board of thin wood to make their final project and no more. My final wood project was two decks of playing cards and the cards were moving/floating to the next pile. During this project I feel that my strengths were measuring and cutting the wood into similar pieces but getting all of the pieces exactly the same and also assembling them with hot glue was a challenge. And if I could go back to this assignment and or re-due it I think that I would chose a different topic or make something different than a bunch of cards because it was a little too simple for my liking personally.
But looking back over this whole year in 3D art, I have loved all the projects, accept the wire unit, and had such a great time getting to use my imagination and just have fun with my friends in the class. In the future I am planning to take a couple more art classes mainly photography and AP photography because personally I have been doing photography outside of school for many, many years.
This project was basically just making a clay whistle and then creating a more complex character or object out of it. From my plain clay whistle I transformed it into a bear with soon to be flying bees. The bear is also holding a bee hive and that is where the bees are going to be coming out of. I definatly feel that this project was much harder than the Pinch Pot because this project had much more careful clay designs and attachments while the Pinch Pot was really very simple. I think that I enjoyed this clay whistle project more than the Pinch Pot because it was so much fun to create, design and think of. I also love being able to hear the whistle. I personally thought that attaching the bear’s body to the actual whistle was quite challenging and my teacher needed to help me on that but all of the other designs and processes were fairly easy but some of them just took a little time to perfect. To finish my clay whistle I will be painting my bear a black or brown color then with the sgraffito Tool and paint I will make lots of little fine marks to represent the bears fur, also for the bees it will paint them yellow and black with white wings. Once I have painted it them I will add a couple layers of glaze to get more shine. I have truly had a lot of fun with this clay whistle project and am excited for the next one.
My pinch pot is simply made out of clay. To create the bowl I used the pinching method in order to make the pot, and then for the feet of my pot are just little cylinders attached as animal feet. My design I was going for was a pig with simple features such as, feet a nose and ears. Then I used the sgraffito technique to create little marks in the skin to look like the fine hairs pigs have. From my personal view, I think that the top bowl part is successful because it has a smooth top and edges as well as the clean and careful design on the outside. The idea of a pig to be a pinch pot bowl juxtaposes very well together because of the thought of a piggy bank. And the bowl can represent the bank part of the pig.
If I could start completely over on my pinch pot I think that I would change my design and make more of a sgraffito imprint instead of more clay appearance. And for the feet of the pot I would make more of s round or circular plain stand just to keep the base simple but the overall design more complex.
Beatrice Coron is a paper Sculpturer (cutter), but more importantly she is a story teller. Beatrice Coron creates paper cutouts of stories, weather they are her stories or others that she has been told. Her inspiration is the world, friends, family, history, future, and present day problems or events. I find Beatrice Coron to be very interesting not only in her accent but how she manages to be so free with her artwort. In other words, how it is almost a natural gift that she has, and just how precise and beautiful her creations are.
Watching the TED talk of her makes me think that she wanted to show an audience what she creates the artwork, how she does it, what topics she focouses on, and why she does what she does. Thinking back if the TED talk I think that Beatrice Coron was very successful at capturing the audiences attention, and how they were mesmerized by her precise artwork and why she decides to cover a certain situation or event instead of others. Finally Beatrice Coron was able to physically and emotionally capture the attention of the audience by walking out on stage with one of her art pieces around her, then presenting many, many more up on a screen and describing the thought process of them or most of them.
My name is Emma Fentz, I love running Cross Country and I am on the Noblesville High School team, as well as spending time with my friends wether we are going to see a movie or just out and about. I also love being outside and climbing trees, fishing, walking my dog, and riding my bike.
Question for the Future me
1: Did you try out for pull vaulting?
2: What was your best 5k time this year for Cross Country?
3: Did you keep good grades for your freshman year?
4: How was your freshman year?