Art 2 Final Portfolio
1. I think that my most successful project was the portrait project. We were supposed to make a portrait of someone with unusual materials. I made this portrait out of plastic and shell beads and glued them down with glue. I needed to put each bead in a specific place, which took a long time. I used different colors for the strands of hair so that it would look like hair. I think that the extra effort was worth it because if I hadn't taken the time to put the beads in the right place, it would have looked bad.
2. The project where I think I overcame the most obstacles was the mixed media project. Making the trees was difficult because the tissue paper kept looking bad and I couldn't find good material for the tree bark. I had to cut out magazine pictures for the ground and finding grass was hard. I finally found all the materials that I needed and overcame the challenges. I used cloth for the tree bark and I was able to glue down the tissue paper the right way. I used watercolor in the sky so that it would contrast with the ground. The flowers on the trees and on the ground were cut out of origami paper.
3. The projects that show my growth as an artist are the up close and personal and the whats the point projects. In the up close and personal project, I used oil pastels to draw a picture of a cat. I used the right application of materials to draw the cat. I used the right techniques and skills because I learned how to use pastels in demonstrations. My artistic vision improved when I learned how to use pastels the right way. My use of principles and elements improved when I was planning this project and deciding what principles and elements to use. My creativity improved when I got creative with pastels. My intuition improved when I planned out the project and decided what the project would look like. My subject matter improved when I planned out the project. In the whats the point project, I used pencil to draw the project. My application of materials improved when I learned how to draw better with pencils. My techniques and skills improved when I learned pencil skills. My artistic vision improved when I learned how to make a good piece. My use of the principles and elements improved when I was planning the project and deciding what the project would look like. My creativity got better when I learned how to draw tigers. My intuition improved when My intuition improved when I planned out the project and decided what the project would look like. My subject matter improved when I planned out the project.
4. I think that this class was very good and that it is great the way it is. I would have liked a watercolor project, but the class was good without it. I liked that the students had choices in subject matter and materials. This was very effective in my learning experience because I got to learn how to use many different materials. In my projects, I was able to learn better skills and use them the right way. I learned how to use new materials and use techniques that I had never used before.