Action Figure Project

  • 1) What learning did you bring to this project?  How/where can I see this?
    • Even though I wasn’t able to finish the project, it was definitely one that I had to put in all my efforts just to make it look halfway decent. I didn’t bring any previous learning to this project as I had no prior knowledge of working with wire or sculpt a mold. I believe I actually did well and I am really proud of the work I was able to accomplish in the short time I had. I feel like you would be able to see the learning I was able to develop within the sculpture itself, because I know it’s not perfect but there are some good componants that I believe are really well done.
  • 2) What is something new that you learned? How/where can I see this?
    • I feel that I learned everything that had to do with this project. I did have a lot of fun getting the project to where it is and I hope to finish it in the next week. I feel like I really stepped up my game when it comes to working with wire because that was completely out of my comfort zone, but I feel like I was able to make it work as the figure actually didn’t look that bad. I feel like you would be able to see this one the first picture and how I was starting out the figure with the torso and legs and slowly working my way up. Finally, the sculpt a most was something that I never really worked with before, but I feel like I got the hang of it quickly.
  • 3) What learning are you taking forward?  How will you try to apply this
    • The learning that I am taking forward from this project has to mainly do with how to construct a figure. I’m sure I will need to use this somewhere else in life as I am going to art school, so I think it was important for me to test the waters and see how constructing figures went. Other learning that I am taking forward from not only this project but the class as a whole, is how to build objects into something that can be very creative and beautiful.

Cardboard Project

 

  • 1) What learning did you bring to this project?  How/where can I see this?
    • I didn’t really have a lot of learning when it came to this project so it was definitely a first for me. I feel like the one piece of learning that I did bring was the fact that I knew how to work with cardboard in some ways but I did learn a lot of new things during the duration of the project.  I feel like you would be able to see this in the way I was able to come up with different shapes and ideas for each layer of the project.
  • 2) What is something new that you learned? How/where can I see this 
    • I think the one thing that I did learn while doing this project was how to work with different strings and the glue gun for sure. My biggest obstacle with this project was, of course, the glue gun, I was always trying to find the best way to use in and make use of just a little dot of glue rather than a large one. I think you would be able to see everything that I learned in how I was able to paste all of the different pieces on and how they were initially cut out.
  • 3) What learning are you taking forward?  How will you try to apply this?
    • I think the learning that I am taking forward from this project is how to construct something that is completely abstract and how not having the urge to make the project into an actual object. I needed to use a lot of creativity during this project which I think I did because It was hard for me to try and think of different components for the project and how I would make the end product look.

Formative Textured Containers

Textured Box: 

More photos to come…..

Textured Cylinder: 

 

Formative cylinder #2: 

 

Both of these formatives have really taught me a lot. This was the first time I was able to get my hands dirty with clay. These were much needed test runs, as these led me to a summative that I am very proud of. I think something that I need to work on before I finish my summative entirely, would be the glazing of the pot. I feel like I need to work on creating a more equal coat around the pot, so that when fired, it will come out looking even and more beautiful then it already was.

Textured Container

 

1) What learning did you bring to this project?  How/where can I see this?

  • Honestly I didn’t bring much learning to this project because I didn’t have much knowledge on how clay really worked. But I feel that something I did come into the class knowing was that you had to work around the clay’s mood and what it wants to do. I think that you can see this in the first picture where the mold is still sitting around the tube, trying to harden.

2) What is something new that you learned? How/where can I see this?

  • Something new that I learned while working through this project was trying to add texture to clay containers as well and assembling containers. I had a lot of fun assembling and adding texture once I got the hang of it. I think you would be able to see this added texture within the indentions of the pot. I took a textured scraper and just circled the pot multiple times making sure I had deep enough indentions on all sides of the pot to where I was happy with it.

3) What learning are you taking forward?  How will you try to apply this?

  • The learning that I’m taking forward is the complete process of making pots out of cylinder molds and making boxes. I had a bit of a rough start because I was still trying to understand how to roll out clay and how to make sure I got it on the cylinder mold without ruining the slap. I will definitely apply these techniques from this project to future projects. I also applied my learning for my formatives and summative to a pot that i’m making for fun.

Garden Design

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Areas worked in: 

I dug out the saw grass, planted aloe, saw grass, mother tongues, filled the wire spirals with rocks, and worked on the ceramic labels.

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Learning Reflection: 

I believe I learned a lot through this experience. All the tasks that I was assigned was something new, because I didn’t have any previous knowledge of planting or digging up plants. I was very interested in learning how to plant the multiple plants that are in the garden now, because I never really understood how to work through the cycle of digging up the plants, making sure the roots were safe and not struck and cut off. Then I would learn how to plant all the plants making sure I had the necessary soil and water needed for them to sprout and flourish in the new garden. All in all it was a really goo experience, because I’m leaving the class with a new found knowledge of not only planting a garden but also drawing out the plan.

Self Scoring

1) Creative Cycle end in mind

  • I feel that I was on task all of the times that I was working on everything involving the garden, starting with the scale designs to actually planting everything we intended to. I feel that there were some times that I wasn’t working as hard as I could, but I was still getting everything done on time, and making sure I was on time to class, whether it be going straight to the garden and getting down to work, or going to the classroom.

2) Uses and takes care of resources and equipment responsibly (e.g., safety with lab or sports’ equipment, digital  citizenship, care of textbooks, etc…)

  • I think I took care of the equipment well, I made sure not to throw the shovels and other tools we worked with as it could easily injure someone. I think that the resources we were given to work with, I took care of because I wasn’t being rough with anything. I always made sure I was being respectable to the tools, garden, and the people around me while working in the garden.

3) Actively seeks advice and/or feedback to enhance learning; communicates challenges

  • I think there were many points when I asked either Ms. Amy or Mr. Hansen for help if I was confused about something or if I needed help with planting something. I don’t think I complained to much about being in the heat, and I pushed through and made sure I had all the work I was set to do for that day, done. I think the only thing I really complained about was my feet in the sand, cause I’m really cautious about my shoes, so I ended just taking them off in the end and working.

4) Consistently comes to class with all necessary materials; materials (including digital) are organized

  • I think I came to class with the necessary materials that worked for me. I was fine taking off my shoes when we worked in the garden and with leaving my hoodie on. I honestly just compromised and took off my shoes, rolled up my sleeves, and rolled up my pants and I was good to go. I feel that I worked well with others, and I was able to get my job done for each day.

 

Hippie Van

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1) What learning did you bring to this project?  How/where can I see this?

  • The learning that I brought to this project would be outlining objects with real measurements that we would actually use to build the real thing for the production. I think you would be able to see this by looking at the small drawing that has scale dimensions, which would account for the real thing when we start building sets or estimating the amount of paint that we would need for this van.

2) What is something new that you learned? How/where can I see this?

  • Something I learned while doing this project would be by understanding how big designs should be so that we can have everything to scale on the van, as well as estimating how much paint we would need for the designs so we don’t run out before we are done designing and decorating everything for the musical. I think you would be able to see this in the designs that I have put on my van.

3) What learning are you taking forward?  How will you try to apply this?

  • Learning that I’m taking forward from this experience would be coming up with a design quickly and efficiently. The reason I say this is because we had to totally change the concept of our design from hippie to rock. By doing this, my group and I were able to create a cohesive piece on the van in the matter of minutes, and I feel like we have really pulled it off. I would definitely apply this to future projects, and use my quick thinking skills if something happens to go wrong.

Scale Drawing of Subway Station

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1) What learning did you bring to this project?  How/where can I see this?

  • The learning that I brought to this project would be how to do measurements of objects and items, which could be easily transferred into real life size. I think would would be able to see this by looking at all the to scale measurements next to all the components on the subway station.

2) What is something new that you learned? How/where can I see this?

  • Something new that I learned would be coming up with a feasible design that would be needed by multiple people to dance on, walk on, or even sit on. I think you would be able to see this from the project as a whole. I was able to keep in mind what was needed for the production of the musical. I feel that by having a lot of the measurements of the objects in the scene, you are able to see that it can withstand people and props.

3) What learning are you taking forward?  How will you try to apply this?

  • The learning that I’m taking forward from this project would be how to build a scene that is user friendly. Also I was able to adapt my old design to my new one according to what the director wants in the end. I will apply this learning to tasks that will be given to us in the future, such as designing other scenes for the play.