During my semester in Art 110 my favorite three activities are Plaster Casting, Graffiti Writing, and Fiber Art Social Networking. My three least favorite were Instagram, Vlogs, and Sketching in the Garden. For my three favorite activities I listed worked really well for me because I found it very interesting to do in art 110. This class made me become more aware and open with the activities I have never thought of doing in my life. I find the class be very fun and interesting overall with all the activities. The reason my three least favorite activities didn’t work for me because I didn’t looked forward to it. Mostly, for my least favorite activity was because most people today are very private about themselves on our Instagram activity or Vlogs. Even though I was not comfortable doing the activity I was able to manage my way around it by creating a new Instagram profile for the class. After doing the activity I realized it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, you just have to be a little open about yourself. The class in general as a hybrid format I really liked overall. Though at first it was kind of difficult to figure out online but overtime you get use to it. The SOA Galleries I found it great to do about the artists artwork and there backstory behind it. The classmate conversation is great as well as getting to meet new people in your class. The samples weren’t really necessary to show to classmates but its a great way to represent it on your website, to capture students attention. I would see the ePortfolio a great useful way for art majors but not necessarily for other majors. WordPress is a useful tool for student to show work and express themselves on their website. Art Talk OTW video is useful to us students to learn in art 110 and the discussion on the website are good. I don’t see the need of change on the discussion website.
For this week is our last activity in art 1110 for the semester and its finger painting. This activity was kind of dirty for the most part and the paint dried quickly on my fingers, but it was fun overall. My experience about this activity was different, it was messy in general but while I was finger paining was creating a different color paint. I used red, blue, and brown color paint. At first when I started painting the red and blue paint color mixed together change to a violet color which I thought gave it a better look. For this activity i found it harder than I expected because the brown paint color didn’t make my finger painting better. Personally I thought the brown paint color didn’t give it a better correlating color. The experience of making a painting with no subject was weird but alos interested about the outcome mostly for me confusing and frustrating. I found it confusing and frustrating probably because the use of the brown paint color didn’t correlate well. The Graffiti writing does have a resemblance regarding paint but also differently the way we used paint. There might be a connection between them regarding how painting is expressed as an inspiration or abstraction.
Artist: Sam Medeiros
Exhibition: Art Sale
Gallery: Marilyn Werby Gallery
About the Artist
This week in the SOA Galleries was pretty cool and never thought there would be an art sale. Also I was able to interview Sam Medeiros at the galleries who’s actually part of the art sale. Not only this was pretty amazing art sale we also had the chance to touch and buy one of there art pieces. Sam is a senior who attends at CSULB majoring in sculpture. He’s majoring in sculpture mainly because he heard people that it was a great thing to do, which he ended up enjoying it.
As I was looking around the gallery there were so many amazing art pieces from wood working, sculpture, and print making. The one that caught my attention was a chess piece. Sam used wood, acrylic and resin with a smooth wooden box to create this amazing beautiful art piece. The details seen for each chess piece for example the pawn, queen, king….etc, shows how much Sam’s details really stood out. It also captured my attention how inside the smooth wooden box has these slots so each piece is put in place neatly. You can tell how much work is been put into it, the details shows it very well its just outstanding.
The chess piece its self in the art sale cost about three hundred dollars, but personally I would buy on the spot mainly because I love to play chess. So the chess piece took about ten days to do and took a majority of Sam’s time on accomplishing it. He personally created this piece because he likes to play games and especially chess. Eventually people would come around to see this amazing chess piece and buy it, I would but at the same time I don’t have three hundred dollars to spend right away.
When I walked through the gallery I was first astonished that it was an art sale. Also most importantly we could touch or maybe even buy one of the art pieces displayed. This weeks artist conversation was by far been the best and interesting to do at the SOA Galleries. So as I walked around the gallery I was able to see wood working piece displayed in the center of the gallery. Then these cool headphones that the artist was able to be creative on. Lastly that captured my attention is the chess piece. I was considering to touch each piece because it was so amazing and beautiful that I was afraid I might break or drop it. Overall the gallery had pretty interesting pieces all around room and are able to be purchased.
For this weeks art activity is posting up four pictures on Instagram. This activity was pretty awesome having to post pictures and hash tagging them to our classes Instagram page. This activity in my case, made me become a little open about posting pictures more often on my personal Instagram. It’s been a while since I have posted anything and this activity made me more interested on my Instagram. Hash tagging our pictures has given us a glimpse on what our classmates are doing for the day. For the most part everyone is either in class or around the CSULB campus. Also some pictures taken outside of school seeing how amazing and interesting everyone is doing later on throughout the day. Some classmates are taking pictures of their meals, pets, Christmas tress, or even funny posts.
For this weeks classmate conversation I was able to meet Arvan Arguelles at our last day in FA4-311. Arvan is his third year here at CSULB majoring in biochem. He’s also a drug dealer a legal one working at a pharmacy as a technician. The question of the week was describing what the college experience will be like for a student in 2036. Arvan’s response was that college will become mostly an online experience for example no more classrooms and paperless homework.