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Brandon Jones Art portfolio

This quarter opened many opportunities to create many interesting pieces of art. Freedom of Art played a big role in every piece in this Portfolio. The first piece in the portfolio was to create a collage of whatever the artist wanted. When making this, I chose the video games that have impacted my life and inspired me to make art and to be more creative. The next piece I created was an edit of a photo of my choice. The piece after that was a fabric drawing. With that we had to show the shadowing and creases of the object we drew. The last piece we had to create was an illustration of a piece of writing such as a poem or a novel. The poem I chose was Shel Silversteins The Diving Board and then I illustrated it. The poem reads: "You’ve been up on that diving board
Making sure that it’s nice and straight.
You’ve made sure that it’s not too slick.
You’ve made sure it can stand the weight.
You’ve made sure that the spring is tight.
You’ve made sure that the cloth won’t slip.
You’ve made sure that it bounces right,
And that your toes can get a grip– –
And you’ve been up there since half past five
Doin’ everything … but DIVE.
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Jennifer's Art Portfolio

This quarter has been great so far in art class. I enjoy my class because I get to show off my creative side and become a artistic in my own special way. I am always proud of myself for making the best out of me since art is a hobby and possibly a talent. Once, when I get my hands on a piece of paper and a pencil I start to feel relieved from stress and feel like the world doesn’t exist to me since I’m way to focus on my work. For example, when I created a new ceiling tile for the classroom, I thought about my pervious work ‘Elsa’ from Frozen. I thought it would have been a good idea to create her sister ‘Anna’ so both sisters can live in SLA art class. It was really detailed and many students had complimented me. The portrait is not the only thing that I accomplished but I had followed up the requirements and completed all assignments that Ms. Hull had made us to. I took my time and accepted the challenged, Hull was also very helpful because there were some techniques that I was stuck when creating my plate and print and her advice was really useful. At the end, I felt good about myself. I look forward to my last days in senior art class. 
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Aateeyah Sharrieff Q2 Art

For quarter 2 art, we had many different art assignments and all of them were challenging in some way. I think that my art work reflects how well I worked this quarter. I enjoyed the negative space work that we had to complete the most because we actually got to create a physical piece of art and paint it as well. 
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Q2 art- Estefan Carrillo

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​In the second quarter we worked on the Fibonacci sequence and negative space. I thought that it was really cool that the Fibonacci sequence is our everyday lives and most of the time we don't even notice it. For my collage I cut out parts of the body and sport items because our joints twist and turn in so many ways that our body can look like the sequence. I created a diamond with 2 fern leafs next to it for my block print because I thought it was a nice contrast and some people don't know that diamonds are excavated and cut to look like they do in jewelry stores. 


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Jennifer's Art Portoflio

This quarter has been great so far in art class. I enjoy my class because I get to show off my creative side and become a artistic in my own special way. I am always proud of myself for making the best out of me since art is a hobby and possibly a talent. Once, when I get my hands on a piece of paper and a pencil I start to feel relieved from stress and feel like the world doesn’t exist to me since I’m way to focus on my work. For example, when I created a new ceiling tile for the classroom, I thought about my pervious work ‘Elsa’ from Frozen. I thought it would have been a good idea to create her sister ‘Anna’ so both sisters can live in SLA art class. It was really detailed and many students had complimented me. The portrait is not the only thing that I accomplished but I had followed up the requirements and completed all assignments that Ms. Hull had made us to. I took my time and accepted the challenged, Hull was also very helpful because there were some techniques that I was stuck when creating my plate and print and her advice was really useful. At the end, I felt good about myself. I look forward to my last days in senior art class. 
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Tenzin Chemi Q2 Portfolio

​This quarter, we were able to do some very interesting projects. Freedom in perspective played an important role in each of these pieces. The first project was creating a collage of whatever the artist desired. I decided to make a piece that represented culture. In this piece,  I knew I wanted to have patterns and different colors to show culture in my perspective, rich and colorful. However, I also wanted my piece to have simplicity in it's looks, so in the final product looks both colorful and simple. Our second piece was drawing fabric by shading and showing contrast to see the creases of the fabric. The third part of our project was to take a picture of something showing depth of field and then editing it on a given website. The final piece of the project was to pick a piece of writing such as a poem or a novel and illustrate something out of it. I picked my favorite poem called There, I still will be by Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol and illustrated the poem in my perspective.  

The poem goes:
I gave you the sun 
But you wanted the moon. 
When I gave you the moon, 
You wanted the stars. 
So I reached blindly, 
for the most infinite stars, 
And wrapped myself 
Around each one of them, 
Just for you. 
The stars, 
the moon and the sun combined, 
Weren't enough for your fickle heart. 
So I took my tears, 
And made you a sea, 
So you can sail the earth 
And find the impossible treasure, 
You constantly seek. 
Yet every morning, 
my sun will be there to wake you. 
Every night, My moon will be there to calm you. 
And if you ever need me, 
Look amongst the stars, 
Wrapped in each one of them, 
There, I still will be.
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Q2 Advanced Art

In the second quarter, Ms Hull gave us assignments that require time and effort. They were enjoyable but they took a lot of patience and mistakes. We started off with making collages, then moved on to drawing fabric pieces which was probably what took the most time and patience with making numerous mistakes. You can see that in the drawing itself. Then we had to take a picture that showed depth of field and also had to be edited with an editing tool. And lastly we had to create an illustration that represented a written book. I did mine on my favorite childhood book, The Giving Tree. 

Ms Hull was very hands on this quarter with helping me figure out where I needed to strengthen my art skills. She took her time and explained and even demonstrated on my artwork until I had a clear idea of what to do. That was what helped me the most through this quarter. My artwork this quarter represented only a small portion of what I am capable of achieving. 
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Azaria Burton Art Portfolio Quarter 2

This past quarter in Art has been very interesting. Between juggling classes and college work I've been very busy and stressed. So it was very nice being able to come to art four times a week and being able to let my guard down and have fun. I wasn't  as imaginative this time, but I used a lot of colors. I especially had fun creating my Golden Triangle collage because I had previously heard about the Fibonacci Sequence, but I never bothered to learn what it actually was. I used this assignment as a way to learn more about the Fibonacci sequence. I used different colored  shapes to create my collage because I thought that would be very cool to see. I think my artwork this quarter is better than my artwork last quarter because of all the colors I used. I think colors draw attention and make art look better overall. I hope that people will enjoy looking at my colorful drawings and collages because I enjoyed making them! 

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MP2 Art - Nia Hammond

Throughout this marking period, we worked more on illustrations and drawing things we both imagine and see in real life. The illustrations we produced include drawings of fabric, a collage made from old magazine paper, and an illustration of any form of text that spoke to us. Also, we edited photos via the Pixlr app. 
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Q2 Art Portfolio

Artist Statement

During this quarter I have made 4 pieces of art I am truly proud of creating. I made my first collage that form something else, inspired by two of my favorite fantasy worlds. I created a fabric drawing, without tracing anything. The fabric had to my best, due to the fact that I went with my own gut on how to draw it. Throughout this quarter I was able to express myself using more mediums. I found it both challenging and a little "weird", but the finishing products came out very well. However, I would say that as an artist in "A" band's class I still represented myself through my artwork. Every artist has their own style, and I think I've found my own during this quarter.

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Q2 Art Portfolio — Breathing In the Sky

I have produced and portrayed in my art a wide variety of emotions precipitated when watching the sky. The moon shooting into the clouds, scaling the largest monoliths or falling into the vast oceans, it is painting the night sky along with all the stars, in both its absence and its wonderful, shining presence. As intelligent and sensitive creatures, humans are psychologically and emotionally affected by that perfect rock. We inevitably smile upon the moon's art—the cold blue clouds and tired purple sky. And those who immortalize this magic with pencil and paper? They are daughters of the moon, burning with an infinite love—a passion for art and creation and life. This daughter who, when all else dies, will burst from the top of the tallest mountain. This daughter who, when the moon falls away from the earth finally, will be left only to reimagine our sanctuary of deliverance upon her page in long lines of magic. Art will save us.
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MP2 Art Blog

 Art does not come second nature to me. In art class, we get to pick where we feel the most comfortable out of 3 sections. Passive, Middle and Future Art student. I chose middle because  I wanted to challenge myself. The knowledge that I had about art was limited. I knew about "The Mona Lisa" painting by Leonardo Da Vinci and I knew a little about "The Starry Night" by Van Gogh but not much.  From the new things I learned this quarter, I created artwork that I am proud of.
 Below, you will see the best versions of my work. In every image, I added vivid colors in all of my work. Vivid colors are my favorite. These colors are very interesting because they have the power to cheer you up. I feel as though they bring cheerful, positive vibes.

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Q2 Art Blog by Karoline Castillo

As a senior, there aren't many classes that I look forward to attend to. Art however, is the exception. I've had art every single year of my high school career. Each year, and every quarter, I learn something new. In this quarter, we had a series of drawings to do planned out for each week of the marking period. 
Below are the drawings that I completed this quarter. Not only did I draw, but as usual, I also helped out my fellow classmates. This quarter, we created a fern, a collage, negative space drawings, and print making. Different color schemes were chosen for each piece. Please view and comment as you please. 
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Advanced Art A2 MP2

During Advanced Art this quarter we had four main projects. The first was an art collage, in which I created an eye out of words. The second project was to do a fabric drawing, which was very interesting to create. The third project that was assigned was to take a photo, put a filter on it and edit it. This was a beautiful assignment, and it really captured how the world changes everyday. The final assignment was an illustration of a child's book, poem, or novel. I chose a quote from the Hunger Games that I feel depicted how people want to change. The art was very diverse, and captured a lot of different aspects the term "art" can fall under.
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Bailey Britton Q2 Art Portfolio

During this quarter of Art I complete the 4 assignments, which were an art collage, a fabric drawing, a photo that was edited, and a drawing from a piece of writing. My favorite assignment I would have to say was my drawing from a piece of writing but it was also the hardest. I feel like the easiest assignment was editing the photo, but I really liked that also. I think my least favorite piece of art we had to do this quarter was because I couldn't decide on what to do. I feel like I have grown as an artist because my work looks at least a little bit better than it did in quarter one
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Alexis Dean Q2 Art

For quarter two art, we had four assignments to complete. We had to complete a 8.5 x 11 photo collage, a fabric drawing, photo editing and an illustration. For my photo collage I decided to do a vacation collage for my dream vacation and what that would look like. I decided to use colors that complemented each other well and that I feel are happy colors. For the fabric drawing I decided that I wanted to do a very detailed drawing and therefore chose silk. I chose a red silk that flowed very nicely and executed that very well in the drawing. When it came time for photo editing and illustration, I decided to use my sister and one of the books we have recently read. I used a basic filter in which highlighted the basic focal features of the photo and then drew the one scene from “Brown Bear, Brown Bear.” I enjoyed doing all of these projects and spent a great deal of time on them even though I had an extensive absence. 
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Alexis Dean Q2 Art

For quarter two art, we had four assignments to complete. We had to complete a 8.5 x 11 photo collage, a fabric drawing, photo editing and an illustration. For my photo collage I decided to do a vacation collage for my dream vacation and what that would look like. I decided to use colors that complemented each other well and that I feel are happy colors. For the fabric drawing I decided that I wanted to do a very detailed drawing and therefore chose silk. I chose a red silk that flowed very nicely and executed that very well in the drawing. When it came time for photo editing and illustration, I decided to use my sister and one of the books we have recently read. I used a basic filter in which highlighted the basic focal features of the photo and then drew the one scene from “Brown Bear, Brown Bear.” I enjoyed doing all of these projects and spent a great deal of time on them even though I had an extensive absence. 
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Jade Schweitzer Q2 Art

I created all these different pieces of art for Quarter 2 at very different times in my life. I've had a hard time personally, with three deaths in my family, one family member in the hospital and the pressure of having to set up the building blocks for the rest of my life. I create the art I do, to get people's attention, to show them what I can do, and that I matter. 
To show my creative spirit, and that even though I might not understand Algebra, or Physics, or World History that I understand other things. Like how people can change over time, and what people think when everything falls apart around them. 
My art is my venting time and my emotions. 
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Q2 Edgar Pacio

This quarter focused on the Fibonacci spiral and negative space. I found it intriguing that the fibonacci spiral is shares both mathematical and artistic occurrences in nature. For my fern drawing I wanted to revisit pastels, because of the wide variety of colors available. My collage was an attempt to recreate the golden triangle using different symbols. My dog was my inspiration for my block print and I think it turned out better than I expected. 
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How To Make Sautéed Garlic Pepper String Beans

Instructions for making sautéed garlic, pepper string beans:

Ingredients:

-Vegetable oil
-Garlic
-String beans
-Black pepper

1. Pour vegetable oil in a frying about the size of a quarter.
2. Lift the pan and move it around so that the vegetable oil coats the surface of the pan.
3. Add a spoonful of garlic to the oil.
4. Move the garlic around the pan same as the vegetable oil and let it simmer.
5. Pour string beans into the pan and cover them.
6. Take the cover off and move the string beans off with a spatula, fork, etc. and add black pepper
7. Let the string beans become a nice green and turn the pan off.
8. Enjoy!

Food Analysis:
I feel that my dish would only be considered "processed" because of the vegetable oil unnatural additives and properties.  The vegetable oil is taken through a lengthy process before being sold to supermarkets across the country.  Other than that, my dish is pretty healthy.  It is a vegetable and contains natural ingredients such as garlic and black pepper.

The dish is not fattening because it is vegetable-based.  Also, the garnishes and seasonings are natural and do not contain any added chemicals, additives, etc.  It also helps with bowel movement because of it's vegetational state.  If eaten too much, there will be limited to no waste inside of the body.

I think that the food mostly comes from the Midwestern part of the country.  This part of the country is the most occupied with crops used to grow fruits and vegetables.  The food is conventionally grow but its organic counterpart can be purchased at stores that whole foods like Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, etc. for a slightly inflated price.

This dish is better than any fast food that can be purchased.  This dish is healthier because of the lack of fats, oils, grease, processed additives and extra chemicals.  The only way that this dish can be used to make money is by the company it was made by or if the cook decides to sell it.

Since the food started on a farm, it had to be grown and washed by selling to different grocery stores.  Then the consumers buy those vegetables and take them home for preparation.  The problem is that it was taken through a lengthy process to be bought and eaten so if you were to grow your own string beans, garlic and pepper, you'll be saving gas from going to the grocery store and the money that you were gonna pay for the groceries.

Personal Reflection:

From this unit, I learned that some people do not have access to healthy foods because of their geographic location and their income.  Healthy foods are expensive compared to fast food which are seen as a way to not break the bank and feed yourself and the family, if any.  While realizing this, I am glad that I was taught good eating habits such as eating vegetables and starches and not just fats, oils and grease.

I also learned that the essential food knowledge that children should learn has to start at home.  With good knowledge on food, the child can take it everywhere they go and share it with others who may not be as informed.  The opposite can happen with little to no food knowledge which results in carrying bad habits throughout the course of life and imposing those habits unto others.  We all need to learn the basics of food in order live healthier lives.  That in turn will promote better living and in turn a happier nation.

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