3. Two projects that really showed my growth as an artist were the 3D and the sticky situation project. The 3D project was very interesting in both the materials I used and the technique. I used magazine strips for the structure of the bowl because the theme asked me to be questionable and I thought that nobody made bowls like that anymore. The special technique I used was when I used a balloon to help me put the coils in the shape of a bowl. Making the bowl light up was hard because I wanted to find an original source of light; thats how I came up with the idea for the glow sticks. Being able to use my knowledge of the theme and my experience as an artist, I was able to create an amazing piece of art. The sticky situation painting made me a better artist because I was able to pull out my creative side a blend to bright colors together and see the outcome. Even though I only used acrylic paints, I was able to experience the different uses for the primary colors and how I could make so many different shades of one color. This helped me with my skill of making and blending the colors. Together these two pieces of art helped me become the artist I am today.
4. Giving the students a free range of material and matter was probably the best idea a teacher could come up with for an art class. This gives the students the freedom to think for themselves. Even though they have a theme, there are endless possibilities to every theme. The theme can be taken literally or figuratively. The free range definitely helped me come up with my our ideas. It helped me express more of me into my art work. If I hadn't had this opportunity, I wouldn't have been able to use the glow sticks for my 3D project because they aren't traditional materials. Art class is about expressing you self through your work, not limiting your thought process. Giving students the option to use basically whatever they want, gives them every opportunity to express themselves. The sky's the limit!