Wynn Geary Q2 Art Portfolio

My artwork this quarter was fueled by my RISD application. Below you can see some of the pieces I will be submitting. I've learned a lot over the past 6 months about drawing and feel much more confident with my ability to draw, I'm not Michelangelo or anything, but I'm happy with the work I've produced. 

Q2 Art Work

As an artist, I think that it is important to understand that art isn't something that just inspires the artist, it also inspires the audience. This is why it's important that every artist's piece of work is strong an captivating. In this quarter, we were basing our art work off of points of view (this is what I go out of it as least). As you view my art work, I want you to see the detail and the effort that was thoroughly taken for you to understand and see what I see. This quarter taught me how to be patient when it came to finding a piece and creating it in the image of my own. I hope you all enjoy and thank you. 

Q2 Art Portfolio

​This quarter was definitely more challenging that the last.  It gave me the push I needed and I feel as if I am slowly moving the right direction as an artist.  Unlike last quarter, there was limited self-doubt and bouts of anger over mistakes that I have made on a certain piece that I was making.  My newfound self-confidence is bound to help me succeed again next quarter but even more than I did this quarter and last.
I felt that my best piece of work was my fabric drawing.  By following Ms. Hull advice to draw what I saw and not what I thought I saw, I was able to make a drawing that I was happy with instead of disgusted by.  I used the light to place the shadows in the right places and to highlight where it touched the fabric.  With these steps in place, I hope the future holds even more discoveries about me as an artist.

Tytianna's Q2 Senior Art Work

My art work this quarter was different than any other art work I had ever done. I have created collages and done prints before but never like the pieces of art work I created this quarter. I learned new art techniques, like the golden triangle college. I have never done a negative space drawing. This quarter opened my art knowledge to a lot more than what I already knew. 

Melissa Alvarez Q2 Slideshow

Q2 Artist Slideshow
During quarter two of advanced art, we had quite a variety of assignments to complete; some very different from others. After our two art history assignments, we had to complete an art collage. I enjoyed that assignment the most out of anything else this quarter because I spent so much time trying to make it perfect. I created a solid green bottle, with a variety of purple background. I also made sure to cast light on the bottle, so some parts were noticeably lighter than others. It was where I chose to be most creative. I also practiced my shadowing techniques when I drew a fabric, I created my own representation of the princess and the frog, and I practiced my photography skills when I went to New York. I think having a variety of assignments like this makes all the forms of the arts more accessible to us which I appreciated this quarter. 

Food Project: Curry Chicken with rice

Ingredients: 

1 skinless whole chicken

curry powder

salt

garlic

lemon juice

pepper (optional)

white rice



Directions:

  1. Cut the chicken into edible bites.
  2. Clean the chicken by washing it and adding some lemon juice to it. This also helps with flavor.
  3. Turn the stove on high and place vegetable oil in a skillet to heat up.
  4. Season your chicken with salt, pepper, garlic, and curry powder.
  5. Once seasoned and once the oil has heated, place the chicken in skillet to cook for about 30 mins
  6. Half way through cooking time, boil rice. 
  7. Place the chicken over the rice and Enjoy.


Analysis:


My dish is able to me made organic or non-organic. I personally used non-organic items because they are cheaper. The whole chicken I used was processed so it was more than likely fed steroids and products to make it fat. A chicken on a proper diet prior to being butchered is considered an organic chicken. Removing salt from the chicken would also make it a healthier dish; alternatives such as accent are great substitutions for a better diet. Cooking the chicken in vegetable oil is great too.

The rice was actually rice that’s able to be cooked in a bag (cheap) , but their are healthier alternative.Using some sort of organic white rice would benefit you more. There’s a myth that brown rice is the better rice between the two , but it actually studies actually show that replacing all brown rice with white rice in your diet would lower your chances of diabetes. Sticking with the white rice is the best way to go!

Majority of the ingredients are simple seasonings and they are the main source for the taste of the food. Most should not be swapped out. They calories from the seasonings do add up, but they aren't too bad.

Overall, my dish is not unhealthy, but there are plenty of ways to make it healthier. Depending on your serving size, the meal is no more than 500 calories. I'm unsure what curry chicken would be like if it was baked, but it would not hurt to try it!


Reflection:

During this quarter, I learned a lot about the foods that I often consume. Just because it isn’t fast food, I assumed that it couldn’t be bad for you. I also gained understanding on what processed foods can do to your body over the course of years. People in their mid-years or older age tend to get problems such as heart disease from bad decisions from when they were younger.

Initially I had no plans of changing my diet but I do understand it would benefit my body. I tend to be sluggish and energy deprived, and I wondered if a better diet would change that. Over the next month, I plan on switching out foods for better alternatives to see what they do to me. 

Diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and more are common killers in America. We’re known to be greedy and it shows. I don’t want to become another statistic, so I plan on changing that.

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Emalyn's Q2 Senior Artwork

This quarter in art we tackled some pretty large projects. We started by delving deeper into art history, looking at art from all around the world, as well as learning about different styles of art. Then, we sketched out ferns. While working on those sketches, we learned about the Golden Triangle, which we also used to create our collages. After creating these collages, we began the process of printmaking. For my print, I decided to make a cup of steaming hot coffee, as coffee is near and dear to my heart. We had to make sketches, negative space drawings, and finally we cut it out. The printmaking process took a long time, but it was so worth it. I am so pleased with how my print came out, and I hope to use it as decoration of some sort. I think that this quarter pushed us all as art students, but I found that really enjoyable. I look forward to the next half of the year, and can't wait to try different mediums  in my work. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 


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. 

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.

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. 

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! 

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. 

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.

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.