art 2 final portfolio

1.      Which project was your most successful? i think the plant theory was my best project yet, in general.
Describe the theme and or topic and the process you went through to complete the project. the theme of the project was scientific, now i had just been in biology at 2nd period and we talked about Venus fly traps, it was a idea i just had and decided to stick with it.  the time it took me to cut anything out was painfully long, it was just... unbearable at times. in the end, it worked well though.
Were the choices you made regarding material, size, technique, etc beneficial to enhancing this project. Please explain.
the decisions i made were just technique. i didn't have anything but paper cause i didn't have time for the plastic stuff. so everything came down to how well i did it. whatever technique i did helped the project as a whole,  think it turned out well.

1.      Discuss one project where you felt you overcame the most obstacles. this project had quite a few things happen. at first, it was meant to be pennies, but then i forgot to bring them, so i got some leaves. that was one problem, but gluing leaves and burning myself with the hot glue gun, added to its annoyance. but it did turn out well, so no harm done  
What were those obstacles and how to work through them?    as i said, i burned myself with the hot glue gun, multiple times,  leaves were a pain to glue down, i had to go find good leaves, a spider came crawling out of my leaf bag... so yeah, all of that had an affect on my Patience with the project, eventually i just tuned out the hot glue burns, and just did it.
 Explain how taking risks or challenging yourself made you a better artist.  i did have 1 huge risk, i am really really bad at drawing faces, let alone making them out of leaves. that in itself was a challenge for me, and it made me learn to deal with annoyances with art, as well as literally, making myself. and it wasn't a complete disaster, mission accomplished.

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. 

 this is the first (whats the point) project we did in art 2, it was  everything i had done up till the end of art 1. it was art 1, and everything i learned about drawing there.. which granted, i hadn't done very well in the old drawing department. non the less it was good. i mean it wasn't the best thing i ever did. it was creative to do a pointing stick on mount Everest. also the subject of whats the point blended in well with this. my art 1 skills and technique were all in this, simplistic in a way, not to detailed, but not that bad.

the second one was the second to last project done, last one to really count i think. i had used so many random materials making the people, it screamed random to me. i used whatever i had been taught up till that point to make that. i think it was nice, not my first idea, but it was nice. i had used colors to make it seem very sort of.. well... colorful. sorta like rainbow was taking a nap on the back round. all in all, Ive learned from when art 1 ended, till art 2 ended, and with that, i have learned and become better, no we re's near as good as others, but I'll get there, eventually.


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. i think letting us have the freedom you gave us was a great idea, it worked for me anyways, i can't speak for everyone else. it helped because it made me think outside the box, near the start not so much, but later on i had gotten so accustomed to it, that it was just, well good.
Provide examples through your art projects so we can see evidence of your learning

 well, at the beginning of the year, the point of view project was just me thinking in my own ways, it didn't taken affect then. later on, i had done the nature boy project, and it was very confusing, but it was out of my comfort zone, yet i had not done that bad on it, that's when i think it started t0 really help me. now at the end of the year, we had the book project, it was frustrating, but i was motivated to do it. and by the end of it, i splashed on a paint job, and it looked great to me, it was my favorite project. i got better through out the year, getting better as we went along, and now, i feel like Ive grown from when i had just started art 1. and from the start of art 2. if that's not growth, then i don't now what growth is.

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