For the first week of this program, it has been very interesting and fun. The idea of learning about veterans and learning different art techniques has been fun. I like the fact that the program is taken place in a veterans museum. All the artifacts in the museum shows deep emotions and contains a story. I learned that I need to be more flexible. I keep tying back to the same basic layout and methods, but I feel like this program can help me on it. Its fun to collaborate with other people and see their ideas. I’m excited to see what else will come from this program.
This week I learned how uptight I am. I have always known what I like so this week was the first time it struck me how badly I deal with others’ assistance or opinions. Because we focused so strongly on these elements in particular, through projects such as consequences and exquisite corpses, I had a very rough start. I don’t really enjoy sharing my art with others mid-process because of the release of control that it requires, and I was tested by the collaborations and restrictions placed on us for the first few projects. As it turned out, however, I made a piece that I was relatively happy with. The assignment was to paint an abstract picture with no preconceived images of what we wanted to make. We had to paint with weird materials such as forks and string and just let our emotions take over. The third of the three paintings that I made surprised me because I actually liked the final product. Hopefully I will get better at loosening up as the weeks progress.
Thoughout this week I did many new things. The drawing was fun although I wasn’t very good at it. The painting was really messy, but I enjoyed it. The hands on art was my favorite, such as the sculpture we made. its been a great experience working with other people, and it really opens my eyes. Although there have been things I’ve faced that I thought I couldn’t do, I was influenced to try and have fun. My favorite activity was the painting we did yesterday, because it taught me that not all art was thought of, but it came naturally. Therefore we don’t have to overthink our art, but just let it happen on its own. I learned many different new techniques in art that I didn’t know. I would have never imagined to find a picture in scribbles. I think I would only need to improve on communication and not to give up when I think I can’t accomplish something.
27 June, 2014
Week of 6/24 Reflection
I had fun making the exquisite corps pictures on Tuesday and finding out that my Spider-Man ended up becoming Spider-Mermaid. I also really enjoyed painting for the first time yesterday. I really liked the second piece that I painted. I found it intersting that you can paint randomly and actually get a good final product.
I also enjoyed my second time sculpting, which was also yesterday. The first time I sculpted, I made Venom from the Spider-Man comics. Yesterday, I made some cool bird feet for the exquisite corps sculptures. I think I’m actually pretty good at sculpting.
My favorite pieces of artwork here at the museum are all by Richard Yohnka They are four of the six he has here in the current gallery: Shell Game, Dodge’m, Scary-Go-Round, and Arcade Barker.
I kind of didn’t like doing the collage project. I did, however, have fun going outside to take pictures and writing about a memory(ies). I also didn’t really enjoy doing the experimental drawing that we did yesterday. The reason is because I didn’t really find anything in my scribbles un til the very end, and what I did find wasn’t really exciting.
This week at the National Veteran Art Museum, it’s very fun because I learned I can paint with forts and with other materials. I can make a beautiful abstract painting and at the end I can see an image in it. I learned that I can find an image in a scribble. I also learned how adding your feelings to a painting or a drawing can tell a story. I feel that art can help people share their feelings without speaking or telling the story to people. That people can see the story without asking questions about the the painting or drawing.
June 27 2014
Even though its only been a week I’ve learned so much! Ive learned that art isnt always about controling the outcome but sometimes letting it form by itself. Just let it go with the flow~ Also Forks are awesome art tools :3
During this week’s art projects I enjoyed testing my art skills on a few things that I’ve never tried before…(exquisite corpse). I learned that there are ways to express yourself in ways that are unknown to you in the beginning, but that are realized in the end. An art prject that showed me this was “Free Thinking”, which is a process of finding pictures that you see in doodles and scribbles. Through these projects and making new friends, things I learned that art isn’t just made of mainstream ideas. They are instead made of ideas in general, be it small and spontaneous or ones that are over thought. I also learned that painting and not having control over the idea of what to paint can also be fun because in the end result you get art work that will even surprise you. Not to mention doing these things with other people who feel exactly as you do is just awesome.
During my first week at the National Veterans Art Museum, I was really engaged in all the different works of art. I learned so much about collaborating with others through art and even though it was challenging and forced me to step out of my comfort zone, it was loads of fun. When the week first started, we began creating exquisite corpses where a large piece of paper was folded into three parts and then three different people would draw various body parts to form a unique corpse. At first I was worried that the people next in line to draw would ruin what I began, but in the end they all ended up really cool and better than what I had imagined! Continue reading “Week 1 Reflection: Natalia S.”
June 27, 2014
This week we made exquisite corpse drawings, sculptures, and picture collages. We also experimented with abstract art to let out our emotions without thinking. I felt that the exquisite corpse drawing was my strong suit because even though, we only had five minutes to do our part of the figure, I could insert details and use my favorite medium: markers.
This week was also the first time I tried sculpting. I enjoyed it because I could make the separate parts and then put them together so they were proportional. I did not like the abstract paintings because I had no control and I could not add details.