Week in the Life of an Art Major

Printmaking II

I pulled a proof of my first sheep print, its almost finished. I also stared the second one. I’m gonna try and get a lot of carving done this weekend.

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Painting II

I’ve started a new series where I’m painting on old photographs.

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Drawing II

We started line work in drawing this week! It’s super fun and surprisingly tiring.

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Design II

I’ve started my key globe. It’s not going as well as I would like it to, but I will get it to work!

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This was the state of my globe after it toppled to the floor and broke it to several pieces.

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We’ll be starting a concrete sculpture soon, so I started sketching. I think I’m going with this little guy!

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Ceramics I

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Week in the Life of an Art Major

This was an extra crazy week! Because of all the ice and snow days we had a few weeks back several midterm portfolios got pushed to this week. I got everything done, but there was definitely a lot of stressing before I got it done! Another big thing about this week was the TJC student show. All enrties were due this week. I had a painting chosen last year and won $50 for fourth place. I’m really hoping I’ll have a piece chosen again. We were aloud to enter up to three pieces. These are my three. I entered one painting, one print (that is two together), and a drawing.

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Printmaking II

I finished my screen print this. I ran eleven colors on it, which I’m pretty sure is the most I’ve done so far. I’m very happy with how it turned out. It’s my favorite of the triangle series that I started last semester.

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I finally got another lino-cut started. Its going to be four 6×8 prints that go go together. I went out to the Boyces sheep ranch over spring break and got more pictures of sheep. I enjoyed the last lino-cut of sheep I did so much that I thought I would re-explore it.

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Painting II

I still haven’t had time to build stretcher frames so I started a couple more works on paper this week. I also did a little more with that big piece.

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Drawing II

Portfolio was due this week, which means self-portrait and ink drawings had to be done.

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Design II

I finally finished my hamburger Altiods tin! It’s super adorable.

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I did a lot of gathering for my found objects sculpture over spring break. When I went out to the Boyces, Jo found me 82 keys form the ranch!! Also my wonderful Latvian friend Mikus found out I needed Key and he sent me some! All the way from Latvia, so they are extra special.

 

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Ceramics I

I finally started my platter in ceramics. I used my linoleum block of St. Peters Church to imprint the clay. I had my friend Christ stand on it to really get the image in!PicMonkey Collage3

I did some more glazing this week! They are in the kiln right now so I will have them next week!

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Week in the Life of an Art Major

This was the last week before spring break, so I had a lot to get done. Due to all the bad weather days last week and then one this week, most midterm portfolio aren’t due until we get back, but I did try to get as much done as I could so I wouldn’t have to worry about it over the break.

Printmaking II

I ran four colors on my triangle screen print. I’ll probably run four or five more. I did some brainstorming on a lino-cut, but never got it started.

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Painting II

We had critique this week in Painting so we had to have at least 5 painting done before midterm time. I had seven done, so I’m ahead of schedule!

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Drawing II

Due to the weather I only got to go to drawing once. I got a little bit more done on my ink drawings and worked on my self portrait (which I forgot to take a picture of).

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Design II

I got quite a bit done on my hamburger Altoids tin. I might be redoing all the insides during the break, so it will all fit better, but I really like how it is turning out.

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My woven clay scarf came of of the kiln. I also got some tester tiles glazed and fired. I’m still up in the air on what I’m gonna do with the glazes for it.

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After the break I’ll be starting a found object sculpture. I’ll be making a globe out of keys and door hardware, so I’m gathering up all the stuff for it. I still have A LOT of stuff to get for it, but its a start.

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Ceramics I

I completely finished my first project in ceramics this week! My coil pot came out of the kiln and I got it glazed and fired. I really like how it turned out!

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I got my whale pitcher all sculpted, now I just have to wait for it to dry.

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I made a few slab cups just for fun.

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Week in the Life of an Art Major

 

This was a really strange week due to weather. It snowed and sleeted on and off all week. Classes were cancelled Monday and Wednesday, and tuesday and thursday classes were delayed, so I didn’t quite get the amount done I wanted too, but, I did some stuff at home and I spent all day friday in the studio. So it wasn’t all wasted.

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I love fridays in the studio, all the space I want! All to myself, but wonderful people still come in and out!

 

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Printmaking II

I didn’t get to go to printmaking this week, but I did get one color run.

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Drawing II

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Design II

I started a second Altoids box sculpture. Its not quite finished yet.

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Ceramics I

I’m working on a coil pitcher in ceramics. It’s a whale pitcher, the handle is his tail and you pour out of his mouth.

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Week in the Life of an Art Major

After missing last weeks studio time due to being in San Francisco, it was so nice to be back. I had missed making art! I’m also a little behind so I had to kick it into high gear this week. I didn’t get as much done as I wanted to, but over all I had a good and productive week in art.

Printmaking II

I started my first screen print of the semester. I’m returning to my triangles series from last semester, but I’m doing it a little differently this time. I got my first two colors run.

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Painting II

I was super productive in painting this week. I finally got my 5ft x 3ft fame up to the school, got canvas stretched on it and finished a painting on it.

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Kailan and I started a collab for fun. We shall see where it goes.

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I’ve got three works on paper that I’ve started. I’ll be doing collage work with them soon.

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Drawing II

This week I mostly took a break from my self portrait and worked a lot with my ink drawings. We have to make 24 of them and then have to build up on 10 of them. So far I’ve made a silhouette stencil and a little feather stencil. I’ve also used water color markers, which are quickly becoming my favorite!!

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Design II

I’ve got my clay scarf sculpted and now I’m in the waiting game with drying.

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My first Altoids tin is almost done. I got it glued together and now I just have a few touch ups with paint to do.

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Ceramics I

I got my six slab cups done. Now I just have to wait for them to dry, then I’ll fire them and then glaze them.

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I started a coil pitcher. It will hopefully look like a whale when I am done with it.

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I finally got the tester tiles back! I definitely got some cool results that I’ll be using later.

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San Francisco

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This past week I had an amazing opportunity to go to San Francisco. A good friend of mine, Lesa Lovejoy has been catering for Jew for Jesus for five years now. Every time she goes out she brings two other people to help. My friend Jordan and I got to go this time. The event we worked was for about 60 people and was three meals a day, Tuesday through Thursday. It was a really fun and new experience for me. Lesa is such an amazing cook and she is such a great delegator! I’ve definitely never done any kind of catering, so I learned a lot from the week! In fact people there would ask me “what got you into cooking?” or “how long have you been cooking?”, and my response was, “I’m an art major, I don’t really cook…”. But even more than the cooking, it was so amazing to see how God is working in the Jewish community all over the world. It was just a huge blessing.

We stayed and cooked at the Jews for Jesus house that is a little bit up the hill from the headquarters. It’s basically a four story house if you include the basement. It’s old and gorgeous with tons of character!

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The trip had four categories: cooking, sightseeing, street art and eating (so much eating!).

Cooking

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Sightseeing

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Left to right: Sea lions at pier 39, Alcatraz, and if you look real close, the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Wearing flowers in my hair in San Francisco has been on my bucket list for years, and I finally got to do it! Scott Mckenzie would be so proud!

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One of the girls involved with Jews for Jesus had a album release show at the Chapel on Valencia St. It was such a good show! She is an Australian, based in Brooklyn and she goes by Heartcities. The Album is called Painting Deserts.

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The Painted Ladies

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Street Art

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This was an incredible find!! The tree outline and the bird in it is a Banksy! I’ve been trying to find a Banksy for a while and we just walked up on it. I thought the guy was also a banksy, but it turns out its by a french street artist named Blek le Rat. He claims banksy stole his stlye and seems a little bitter about the whole thing.

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This wall use to have a Bnaksy on it. Sadly other street artist painted over it. But its defintily cool stuff.

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This is a local San Fran street artist by the name of Zamar. He does this cool little squid guy and its pretty much everywhere!!! Lesa and I walked two blocks from the house to get lunch and we counted 15 of them!!!

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Jermey Novy

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Nychos

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 Eating

A fun thing about Lesa coming to San Fran the amount she does is that she knows where all the good places to eat are! We ate at Stacks twice. Such a yummy and classy breakfast place!

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Four Barrels Coffee is a super hip coffee shop! They even roast their own coffee.

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It’s Tops has been open since 1935! There slogan was “Awesome Hot Cakes!” and they didn’t lie!

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Boundin has been using the same starter for their sourdough since they came over in 1849! So naturally I got clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl.

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Smitten is an ice cream place that was right down the hill from the house. I ended up going twice, and both times it was soooo amazing. They make it by adding liquid, milk, syrup, an whatever else into this machine that spins it around with liquid nitrogen!  The first time I got salted caramel and the second time I got Earl Grey.

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Week in the Life of an Ar Major

Printmaking II

I finished my reductive print of salvation Mountain this week. I ran my last color, whuch was dark green, on monday. I’m very happy with it!

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I got an idea sketched out for a screen print I’ll be doing soon. I’m returning to my triangle series, but doing it a little different.

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Painting II

I started and finished this painting this week.

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Drawing II

Moving right along with my self portrait.

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Design II

I got my clay scarf all molded and together, now I have to wait for it to dry so it can be fired.

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Ceramics I

I was really productive this week in ceramics. I finished molding and carving my coil pot. I also got three slab cups made up.

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Week in the Life of an Art Major

Printmaking II

So I was crazy productive in printmaking this week! I ran five colors on my reductive lino-cut of Salvation Mountain. I also finished a lino-cut, got it printed and then started carving on a third lino-cut.

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Here is a proof of what I’ve carved so far. I’m still brainstorming on the background.

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Painting II

My painting professor has been out due to family matters, so I didn’t get a lot done in painting this week. I wrapped a frame with canvas and started a background for a painting.

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Drawing II

I’m moving right along with my self-portrait! It’s turning out pretty well and I am learning a ton!

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Also, I did more work on my ink drawings.

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Design II

I finally got started on both projects in design.

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Ceramics I

I’m almost done with my coil pot. I have about an inch to go! Once I’m done I’ll be starting a coil pitcher and tuesday we are starting slab cups.

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I finally glazed my tiles, which was really fun! Hopefully I’ll get to see them fired Tuesday.

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Art Club

We didn’t have art club this week, but we did have Egyptian art club. We wrote our our names in cartouches, learned about Alexandria (Where Dalia was born and raised) and of course took selflies!

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Week in the Life of an Art Major

The first week of school is always fun because you get to see everyone after a break, but the second week is fun because you actually get to start making things! I’ve already started around 10 projects, so my semester is starting off with a bang!

Painting II

In painting, Derrick, my professor, walked us through canvas makings. We each got to make a a small canvas, from cutting the wood to stretching the canvas on the frame. Saturday, I made two frames at home in Dad’s shop, one 5ft x 3ft and a 3ft x 2ft. I’ll be stretching canvas on them on Monday.

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I don’t have classes on friday, but I like going on fridays because the studios are usually empty. I started a piece with ink. I’ll be building up on in, it might even turn into a collage.

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Printmaking II

I got everything carved out to print my next color on the Salvation Mountain lino-cut, but I wasn’t able to print, so I’ll be doing that on Monday.

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I also started two more small lino-cut this week.

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Drawing II

We have two projects we are working on in drawing. The first is a self portrait. I started mapping it out Thursday. I’ve definitely got a LONG way to go!

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The second project is ink drawings. We have to do 24, 11in x 12in drawings. It’s WAY fun!!!! In fact, it’s pretty addicting! I’ve already started 10 of them!

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Design II

In 3D design we did a lot of planning this week. We are starting up two different projects. The first is a sculpture done with an Altoiods tin. I have four different ideas but I’m landing on the picture on the left. the two pictures under are testing it out with clay. The second project is a group project. We each have to make a clay piece that will fit within the 12×12 size and then they will all be put together. I’m going to be weaving a clay scarf, its gonna be interesting…

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Ceramics I

In ceramics, we Ceramics I students are working on a coil pot. I am not great at making coils yet, but thats ok! I’ll get there!

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Art Clubs

This was the first week for clubs, so it was a get to know new members and door prizes kind of Art Club meeting.

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Egyptian Art Club was also the get to know new members meeting. We also got to write our names is hieroglyphics, and thats always fun!

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Week in the Life of an Art Major

Spring Semester 2015

The winter break finally ended and I got to go back to school. It’s so nice being in a major that I want to consume all my time with! It was so amazing to be back in the studios and surrounded by the wonderful people in my department! This semester I’m taking Painting II, Printmaking II, Drawing II, Design II and Ceramics I. It’s a crazy load, but its gonna be so much fun!!! It was the first week back, so it was a pretty slow week due to syllabus and safety talk jazz, it makes three hour classes about thirty minutes long. becuase of that I spent most of the time waiting in the art lobby for my classes. I was very thankful this week for friends, iPhone games and little caesars pizza!
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The picture on the left is from Drawing II, we made grey sheets, which I was surprised to find I missed! We will be starting a self portrait on tuesday. The picture on the right is from Design II, which is 3D design. The first project we will be working on is a mini sculpture with an Altoids tin. Thursday we did some brainstorming, these are two of my ideas for it.

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In printmaking I started a reductive print of Salvation Mountain. I started it monday and was able to print my first color on friday! So I’m moving right along with it.

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I’m finally taking a Ceramics class, and its gonna be super fun! Us ceramics one students in the class made tiles that we will be using to test glazes with. Here are my dorky tiles.

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