Final Exam Questions
1. What work that you made in Art 3 are you most proud of?
Surprisingly, this is kind of a difficult question since, despite all my self deprecation, I do like a few of my pieces from this class. The pieces I debated between were the painting, the prisma piece from above and the figure drawings. Ultimately, I went with the painting since I feel like it has the least amount of flaws. The expression and posing of the piece seem pretty solid to me and I've fixed the coloration issues in the hair and background (although I don't have a picture of that). That said, I still have some points of contention, particularly with the sunburn-like skin and the head shape, but I digress. Now if only I took the time to buy purple and tan paint...
Once again, this is a tough choice since most of these projects were challenging, albeit for the wrong reasons. I struggled with brainstorming during all of these assignments, but not only does that not give me a specific answer, that's not really what the questions asking. Looking at which project had the most roadblocks, it once again points to the painting. The paint itself was the cause for my strife since if I made a mistake, I had to wait for it to dry to correct it. Although the acrylic dries relatively quick, I still made a lot of little mistakes which led to a lot of waiting. The available colors were also a problem since I didn't have purple or tan, which meant I had to mix colors to get the them. It can be extremely difficult to get the exact shade I want, and even when I did, I quickly ran out and had to repeat the process and almost never get the same result. From that ordeal, I learned that painting is a fickle matter and is not always the most rewarding. Not all morals are positive, kiddo.
3. What did you like about Art 3? What would you change?
Art 3 allows an astronomical amount of freedom in pretty much every area (aside from seating, to my dismay). While that is a definite boon for the class, I also see it as a double edged sword. Most projects have prompts that boil down to things like, "Paint something." While that does allow everyone to do what they want, it leaves people like me, who frequently take exorbitant amounts of time to nail down a solid idea, even more lost. As such, I would suggest at least offering more specific ideas from the start instead of waiting two weeks to confront the student about it. That sounds really passive aggressive, but that's just my two cents. I'd give my three cents, but I'm trying to emulate Scrooge here.
Comedy gold, right? No? I'll just be going now...