Q2 Artist statement

This marking period I made some amazing work and I am proud of that. When it comes to the Blind color contour line drawing it was pretty tough because I couldn't exactly look at the paper. I really liked it though because it was such a challenge and overall I think they came out pretty well. My recreation painting may be my favorite one yet. It was a large canvas 8 by 11 and it took 4 hours to do. I worked really hard on drawing it and then painting it and having it finished in time but I pulled through. I think my work reflects the time and effort I put in. I am very proud of this little mermaid recreation painting. When we had to come up with our own painting something fun came to mind but I had no idea what I was going to do for this assignment. I saw Mr.Herman and I knew he loved Batman so I made a batman painting. Then, we have Aunt bertha. I have no idea where she came from but I wanted to make a person and this was the turnout and I'm not upset because she's the first person I drew fully in watercolor. Lastly, with the drawing I made some colorful bubbles out of the chalk and I think it really pops! I made for my piece of writing drawing I chose two different lyrics and they were both sad and utterly confused quotes that I really liked so I pieced them together and came up with two common broken hearts and as a metaphor a girl who is blinded by love which I really love. Our final assignment was the photo editing which took me some time because I had technical difficulties but they came out really well. My favorite out of all of them would have to be the girl's eye and only her eye has color. I really wanted to do something like this and I did and I am so proud for it. Almost every assignment this quarter took 4 hours and some may have taken only 2 but altogether I am proud of my work for this period. 

Artist's Slideshow Q2

I am proud of the evolution of my artwork throughout this quarter. My first pieces were the blind contour line drawings. Because I did them without looking down, they are probably the most abstract work I have produced this year. The colored versions, however, bring new life to the pieces and I really enjoyed how they turned out. My third project, the "choose your own" painting, was a watercolor piece that I had a fun time with. I love drawing faces (I'm sure you've sensed a theme), and I took this opportunity to paint a face rather than draw one. My most ambitious piece, the recreation, was a model of Andy Warhol's "Campbells Soup Cans".  I used Adobe Illustrator to map and create the image line for line. My Illustration from a piece of writing was inspired by a line in Cormac Mccarthy's "The Road". Finally, my photo edit was an image of me taken with the help of Mr. Herman's cameras. I have really enjoyed all of the projects so far this year and I can't wait to see whats next.

Adv. Art Q2

If I'm being honest with myself, I kind of sucked this quarter. For the blind contour drawings, I would've done fine, but all we had at home was about 6 crayons. I think I did the best I could with what I was given, but that doesn't mean it looks good. I don't paint and I don't really enjoy painting, so the watercolor I did is pretty basic. I didn't put in as much effort as I would've liked. I do kind of like the character. He's kind of adorable. The recreation is probably the thing that I'm most proud of because I didn't make it in the first place. The illustration from a piece of writing was sort of a rush job. I didn't have a good quote to draw from, but I kind of like the drawing. It's pretty boring, but I think I drew the figures right. As for photo editing, I'm going to let the quality (or lack thereof) speak for itself. Overall, I aim to do better next quarter.

Bienvenidos a SLA

¡Hola! Me llamo Rahmir, Daeja, Briannie, y Rudolf. Somos estudiantes del primer año de Science Leadership Academy. SLA tiene muchos colores en los pasillos.  Ofrecemos mucho deportes como fútbol, baloncesto, frisbee, animadoras, y pista. Science Leadership Academy esta en 22nd y Calle Arch.

Las clases que tenemos en SLA son inglés, historia, español, bioquímica, tecnología, ingeniería,  álgebra, y drama. La clase favorita de nosotros es drama porque es muy divertida. Para inglés, necesitamos un cuaderno y necesitamos lo mismo para historía. Para bioquímica es importante tener la bata de laboratorio con nosotros. Para tener éxito en historia, necesitamos tomar apuntes. Para tener éxito en álgebra, necesitamos hacer la tarea todos los días.

Mi profesor favorito es el Sr. Kay. El Sr. Kay enseña drama e inglés. Me encanta porque él es divertido, fácil, y hacemos lo que queremos. Nuestros estudiantes son trabajadores, inteligentes, y divertidos. Me encanta SLA porque aceptamos a todos los estudiantes. Otra profesora me encanta la Srta. Giknis porque es cómica.

         La gente en SLA es muy bonita. Me encanta SLA porque los estudiantes son divertidos. Lo que más nos gusta de SLA es almuerzo porque es muy delicioso y divertido. SLA es muy divertido, interesante y amistoso. Me gusta la diversidad en SLA.





Q2 Artist Statement

The first thing we did this quarter was the blind contour drawings. I drew my a variety of things: my classmates, myself, people in the hallway and items around me. It took a few tries to get smooth, more connected drawings, but there are a few I am proud of. Next we colored them. I selected the colors for each drawing with my eyes closed, and was mostly satisfied with the results. The self portrait (fourth to right on the first slide) is my favorite with the watermelon boy next to it coming in second. After this, we were making our own painting. It took me a while to come up with inspiration, but I eventually got my idea after looking through a dog book and seeing the pug’s scrunched nose. I thought it would look interesting with an inked nose and eyes with a colorful contrasting background. I really like this piece, but I wish I had found this idea earlier, as I could have done multiple dogs. The recreating an art piece was especially fun. I love the movie Lilo and Stitch so much, so it seemed obvious to do a popular screenshot from the movie. I decided to do a mix of mediums (colored pencil, crayon, watercolor) to see if it would affect the textures of the drawing. Looking back, this was not the best idea - and If I ever recreate it I will stick to one medium. The piece of writing into art was difficult at first. I took the chorus of one of my favorite songs ‘Russian Roulette’ and went with a very colorful interpretation of the game they refereed to as love. The photo editing was my favorite thing so far! I tend to do this on my free time anyway, so I was able to pop out a bunch and submitted my favorites. The first two were originally very colorful, but I decided to eliminate most of them and focus on one tone. The next four I brightened up and changed some of the colors to make them pop. The grass/train track picture has a completely different style, with more blur and muted colors. For the last photo, I edited out the color in the background. Overall I enjoyed this quarter.

Mom's Sugar Cookies

3/4 cup of sugar. 1 cup of butter. 1 teaspoon of almond extract. 2 cups of flour. 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder. 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Additional Sugar.

Cream butter until light and fluffy. Beat in almond extract. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt gradually. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. Roll into 1 inch balls.

Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie shelf. Coat bottom of glass with cooking spray, dip in sugar. Flatten cookie with glass, dipping in sugar again as needed.

Bake at 400 degrees for 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly burned.

Meeghan Q2 Final, Artist Statement

This marking period I made many pieces I am proud of. The first thing I did was a blind contour drawings. I feel as though I really let myself go and have fun with the blind contour drawings as I wasn't looking when I drew them. I drew things I saw around the classroom  as well as on of my friends and their hat. When I added color to the drawings it really brought them to life. It was hard and also tempting to not look at the paper as I was drawing but in the end I had fun. The next thing we did was paintings/drawings. This was one of my favorite because I got to draw or paint whatever I wanted and really express myself and also what I like. I drew three pieces. One I didn't have time to finish but the other two I am proud of. I was really excited for this project because we were allowed to use different materials. I used all the materials and combined some which was fun. The next piece we did was a recreation by our favorite artist. The artist I did isn't my absolute favorite but he is one of my favorite. I redid Picasso’s Peace Bouquet. I used all the same colors and got pretty close. It was hard to do because I felt as though it had to be “Perfect” and would not accept anything less. I am proud of how it turned out in the end. The next one we did was illustrating a small selection of words. It could be a poem, song lyrics, or just some words you like. I choses a poem from one of my favorite poets. What I imagined my piece turning out as isn't what it did. I didn't put enough time or effort into my project and it ended up looking sloppy and like it was rushed. I should have put more time and effort and if I could I would go back and redo it. The final project we did was my favorite. We had to use some of the pictures that we have taken and edit them. I used many photos I have taken and had fun with it. I added filters and distorted the images of made them vibrate from the original shape. I used a two photos of my friend. One was of my friend dancing and the other was a photo shoot I did of one of my other friends. I also used a sunset picture and made it look old fashioned and vintage. I used animals and objects. I love photography and playing with pictures so this was a lot of fun for me.

In this quarter I have learned a lot about myself as an artist and about art. I learned not to rush myself and make sure to put time aside hen I miss a class for some reason. I have also learned what materials I work best with and not to fuss over every single little detail. I’ve also learned to develop my own style and show that through my art work. Finally I learned the basics of photo editing and how to make an ordinary image uniquely me. Looking back on this quarter and the art I have done I can conclude that when I took the time and effort and put that into my art I made something great, but also that I have improved a lot from when I started.


Eleanor Artist Statement

This quarter, I decided to focus mostly on fandoms again, but I still included cats. Most of the time, my artwork doesn’t really leave those topics, which I wish to fix next quarter. My photo editing ended up being me editing photos I’ve already taken, I had to scan my phone for suitable photos, because most of the ones that I had showing depth were me holding weird things to display to my friends. I ended up doing a picture of my cat, a unicorno, and a snake, because those were the only nice ones on my phone and I couldn’t manage to take more. For the choose your own paintings, I used chalk pastels because I was unfamiliar with the medium and wanted to be familiar with the medium. I felt like drawing steven universe characters or that assignment, so I ended up doing that. I am now much more familiar with chalk pastels. For the recreating artwork, I did a cool digital piece from tumblr, a scene from Moana, a scene from senpai club, and part of a scene from steven universe. I did all of this because they were simply what came to mind. The blind contour drawings were difficult because I was not used to drawing that way at all. I did not include the colored ones on the slides because I did them but they didn’t come out very well.

Art Slideshow

During the Second Quarter of Advanced Art, I made about thirty-five pieces of work collectively for six assignments. There are all featured here in the slideshow, from least recent to most recent.
First, I drew ten blind contour drawings for various things, including my face and my hands. I didn't choose any of the items for any particular reason, just things that very conveniently around. I wasn't expected for anything good to come out of my work but I was pleasantly surprised when I ended up liking the water bottle.
Second, I colored the same ten drawings mentioned above in various styles. Personally, I believe adding color made the drawing my sensible. I tend to lean towards drawing in pastels because I like the way light colors blend. It was interesting to see how coloring abstract drawings with abstract colors made them more appealing. My favorite one among them was the bright pink colored hand.
Third, I made five of my own drawings using pencils and colored them using oil pastels. It didn't take to an overall theme but instead drew what came to mind, my drawings tended to involve floral imagery and curls. Working with oil pastels was difficult to me, since I kept reducing them to crayons and wasn't sure how to blend colors. The drawing I prefer of any one them is the purple flower.
Fourth, I recreated two pieces of art from Keith Haring. To be frank, I choose to recreate his works on the basis of how stylized he is. I didn't have faith in my abilities if I were to recreate an art piece from someone who I actually admired. Still, it was fun drawing in his styles. I used oil pastels to color them in, which was a horrible idea since everything started to smudge.
Fifth, I illustrated two songs, Riptide by Vance Joy and Fresh Static Snow by Porter Robinson. Listening to Riptide, I always got the sense of isolation from Vance Joy so I drew a grey, dull city. But towards the end of the song, I always felt like he was reaching out to someone he loved, so I added streaks of colors and bright windows to give it warmth. Porter Robinson always writes song that happens in space, hence the drawing. I had fun using watercolors, I like how cosmic they can look.
Sixth, I took six for the photo editing assignment and there's not much else to say about it. It was difficult finding enough subjects to take photos of but I managed just fine. The hardest part of the assignment was getting the camera to focus on the closest thing relative to the screen. It was easy editing them and restoring proper color.

Brandon Jones Q2 Art Portfolio

Artist’s Statement: In Q2,  the main focus was on various colored pencil techniques. In particularly, we completed various blind contour drawings, pieces of fruit and a color wheel that helped us practice and hone the skills we learned using colored pencil. The blind contour assignments showed me how not to rely on the paper for reference when drawing something but rather to focus on the actual image I am drawing. These assignments taught me how to blend colors as well as what colors mix well together. One assignment that stood out to me the most was the fruit basket because I saw myself using the techniques I learned and then applying them to create colorful and realistic pieces of fruit. I hope I will be able to use these skills that I’ve learned from this quarter and apply them into the next.


E1 U4: SLA Promo

Hola, somos Asnain Khan, Shyann Davis, Ivan Lopez Jr., y William Flenner. Somos estudiantes de Science Leadership Academy. Somos del primer año. Está en 55 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Está cerca de Arco Gourmet. Es una escuela pequeña. También es una gran escuela. Hay 495 estudiantes en SLA y hay cinco pisos. SLA es una escuela diferente. Tenemos diferentes arroyos, eventos y almuerzos. Ofrecemos diferentes deportes, programas y clubes. Tenemos deportes como, fútbol, ​​voleibol, béisbol y mucho más. SLA tiene clubes como, club de discusión, unión del estudiante, club del libro, club del tejer, y mucho más. Participamos en club de discusión, unión del estudiante, y club del libro. Participamos en estos clubes porque son divertidos. SLA es una escuela impresionante, nos encanta aquí.

Las clases que tenemos que es historia, matemáticas, inglés, español, y bioquímica. Mi clase favorita es inglés porque es divertida y somos trabajadores. Necesitamos en inglés un lápiz, una computadora, y el libro. En la clase de inglés actuamos, dibujamos, estudiamos y leemos. Para tenemos éxito en esta clase tenemos que trabajar duro, estar preparada, hacer toda la tarea y prestar atención.

Mi favorito profesores son Señorita Hernández y Señor Etsy. Señorita Hernández es mi favorita porque ella es bonita y siempre complaciente a ayudar. Señor Etsy es también el mismo, él es servicial y es muy gracioso. Cuando escribe preguntas realmente ayuda a entender las preguntas. Gracias a esto, nosotros realmente entendemos. Estos profesores ayuda esta escuela sentir más acogedor.

Nos encanta el grupo basado proyectos. Me gustan porque aprendemos a trabajar juntos. La prepara la gente para trabajar con sus futuros compañeros de trabajo en sus carreras. Lo que más nos gusta son los clases. En nuestro la clases nosotros trabajamos con nuestro compañeros de la clase ambos en proyectos y trabajos de clase. Este ser como aprendamos a trabajar como comunidad.

Pedro Castillo: Senior Art Q2

Quarter 2 Senior Art was by far the longest art quarter that I have ever experienced and there was a wide variety of projects that were completed over the, roughly, 13 week period. Most of the projects this quarter were color pencil based and all involved some sort of coloring with a colored pencil. All except for the first project.

The first Senior Art project for quarter 2 was a blind contour project. We were tasked with creating, not 5, not 10, but 15 contour line drawings all which had to be completely different. Being a student at SLA, you never run out of subjects to draw but the challenge was picking what you were going to draw. After the contour drawings, we were to practice our colored pencil techniques by drawing spheres and practicing our shading using color. This was much more difficult because it was my first time trying to bring a drawing to life with actual color. We also needed to do a quick sphere shaped drawing of our own and I decided to do a colored skull which was extremely difficult to color since all the different shapes that make up a skull… shading was far from easy.

Next, we created our very own color wheels using nothing but the primary colors: red, blue, and yellow. The difficult part of this project was mixing the colors to make all the tertiary colors in between the primary colors. This really helped me understand how colors work though. The project after this was a colored portrait. I chose to draw a picture of my cousin. After the portrait, we were tasked with drawing and coloring four different fruits and this was by far the most difficult project for me. Not only am I very new to using colors but having to make these colorful fruits look lifelike made things 100x harder. I chose to draw a mango, pear, blueberries, and an apple. Later came more contour line drawing but these required colors. My favorite of these was the drawing of a friend of mine who is building a personality on YouTube and is doing very well. His name is Pingy, or Jonny He (youtube channel) and he is in the drawing of the male with the blue and yellow t-shirt on. Finally was a free drawing. We were allowed to draw whatever we liked but we had to color it as well. I chose to draw a fictional character named Sasuke from the anime, Naruto Shippuden.

This quarter I learned much about colors but I also learned that I need much more practice in order to create colored drawings that I will be comfortable with. I plan on coloring all of the drawings that I do on my free time from now on just to get as much practice as I can.

Q2 Artist's Statement and Slideshow

For the Second Quarter, I have made 6 different types of artworks. They were the blind contour drawings, add color to the contour line drawings, choosing your own painting, recreate a piece of art, illustration from a piece of writing, and photo editing. For the first assignment, I decided to draw the cartoon characters that I saw on the ceiling and the objects that were next to me. It was really hard to draw the characters and making it precise without looking at the character. For the second assignment, it was really easy to color the drawings I did for the first week without thinking. For the third assignment, I decided I wanted to make a Dreamcatcher. I use blue and purple because it is a cool tone color and that it is catching all of the bad energy. For the fourth assignment, I wanted to draw my favorite South Korean singer, so I recreated a drawing of him from Google. For the fifth assignment, I decided to Illustrate the song from Moana. I wanted to make the character scared of finding her own path. I use color pencils to add texture and color. For the last assignment, it was really funs getting to edit the photos and learning how to use the app. I got to edit the photo I took from San Fransico and the photo of me and my friend, Ashley.

Artist's Statement- Majarucon

This Quarter 2, I did the contour drawings first by taking blank pieces of paper and a charcoal pencil to draw the object that I am trying to draw without looking at the paper. After doing 10 drawings, I colored all of them in and enhanced the drawings through the colored pencils. The second project was to choose our own painting and medium on a piece of paper. I chose to do an oil pastel artwork of a dark ombre sky in a desert or a dull hill. The third project was to recreate a piece of art and I chose to do "The Son of Man" by Rene Magritte in 1964. The fourth project was to illustrate something from a piece of writing which I chose to do two short poems. One called "A Girl" by Ezra Pound and "A Birthday Poem" by Ted Baker. Lastly, I had to take pictures and edit them using pixlr which I did. So, I took four pictures and edited each of them using pixlr on my computer.

"That Pasta Jawn"

The food that I am choosing to analyze is one of my favorite dishes made in my household. It does not have a name, I tend to call it “That Pasta Jawn”. It is made with Turkey Kielbasa, whole grain penne pasta, cayenne pepper, oregano, pepper, as well as fresh garlic, basil, onions, and red, green, and yellow peppers. I believe that about 60 percent of this meal is processed. The pasta and meat have the biggest proportions in the meal which leads me to think that the other 40% consists of vegetables. There is a lot of garlic, onions, and peppers involved which sort of equates the meat and pasta which are processed.


In total, this meal would cost about $19.59, but it would feed approximately 6 people. Compared to the fast food restaurants you’d initially think that the it’s cheaper than the meal that I described, but that isn’t the case. My meal would be able to feed about 6 people meanwhile a meal at a fastfood chain could vary from $5-$12 per person. Fast food lives up to the idea of being fast, quick, and easy, but often times home cooked meals can be cheaper and healthier.


Although this meal isn't 100% bad for you, it’s also not the best thing to eat every night. The protein that is apart of this meal is beef/red meat which isn’t so good for your body. They’re typically high in saturated fat which makes your cholesterol high and can later lead to heart disease if consumed too often. The whole grain pasta that’s involved isn't the absolute worst on the market, but it is still a processed food. Because it is whole grain, there’s more protein than regular pasta, but it is still a carb which isn’t always the best for your body depending on your diet.

Ryan Artist Statement

This quarter in Advanced Art we did alot of really fun and cool things that were also very challenging and creative.My favorite artwork came from us choosing our own paintings because I got to do what I wanted and use any method of painting I wanted. I had a lot of fun finger paints and drawing on that assignment. I got to relax with it more. With the recreation piece I was a little stressed because I knew I couldn't live up to the original artist work. I feel like I tried to hard to make mine like theirs at first instead of making it my own but in the end I decided that I should do my own thing with it. This marking period I made a lot of piece that I am proud of. With the blind contour drawings I feel as though I really pushed myself because I found it extremely difficult to draw without looking while still capturing the lighting and concept of what you are drawing. It was really hard to look at what I was drawing but not at the paper I was actually writing on but I learned that sometimes I need to focus on one thing at a time in order to really understand it. The best piece I did this quarter came from the painting. I decided to do something different with this one and I tried the method of blowing the paint around the paper to make the castle from fosters home for imaginary friends. It was really messy but it was also super fun to do, I would love to get the opportunity to do it again. I worked really hard on that piece and did something outside the box and it benefitted me. Our last assignment was editing pictures and I think it was my favorite assignment assigned. I enjoyed taking the pictures that focused on one thing the editing of the photos was really difficult since I couldn't always convey the theme and message that I wanted through the pictures. I thought it made that thing stand out more. The editing process on the other hand was extremely hard to me because the website was really confusing but I eventually worked it out and got some great pictures out of it. Overall this quarter I think I progressed very well. I'm starting to try a lot harder in the class and am enjoying art a lot more. There is a huge difference in my artwork now from before and I am really proud of it.  


Q2 Artist's Statement

In quarter 2, I tried pushing myself and my art. First, I drew some blind contour drawings, a dog, two obamas, and my hand. I made 2 paintings. One is some dude stuffing an empty gun through his cranium, I just wanted to throw a few colors onto the paper and get something with it, exclusively red and black. Second one is a little more abstract. Some blue guy, I was experimenting with hues and such. Next is a rogue, I used a couple reference images for this in order to see how light works on the hair, body, and metal (the shoulder pad). This next lady with the troll hair was me just experimenting with a bunch of different brushes digitally, sort of abstract. This one, "smoke" is some lady holding a cigar and there's a lot of smoke, working on folds of clothes and shading again. This palm tree girl is more caricature esque. I'm trying to put more detail into my art, realistic or otherwise. For "eye", was practicing how the upper half of the face works, particularly the eye. I wanted it to be sort of creepy. This one, "lonely", I was trying to make a more complete piece, which is not something I do often. I focused quite a bit on the lighting and space background. I could have done more with the roses, but I don't usually do things like this. The last one is a photo edit of my cat. Made it bluer at the bottom, hue shifted a bit, and fixed lighting. 

Quarter 2 Artist Statement

This marking period I made a lot of piece that I am proud of. With the blind contour drawings I feel as though I really pushed myself because I found it extremely difficult to draw without looking while still capturing the lighting and concept of what you are drawing. It was really hard to look at what I was drawing but not at the paper I was actually writing on but I learned that sometimes I need to focus on one thing at a time in order to really understand it. My favorite artwork came from us choosing our own paintings because I got to do what I wanted and use any method of painting I wanted. I had a lot of fun finger paints and drawing on that assignment. I got to relax with it more. With the recreation piece I was a little stressed because I knew I couldn´t live up to the original artist work. I feel like I tried to hard to make mine like theirs at first instead of making it my own but in the end I decided that I should do my own thing with it. The best piece I did this quarter came from the illustration piece. I decided to do something different with this one and I tried the method of blow drying crayons and letting them melt on a canvas. It was really messy but it was also super fun to do, I would love to get the oppurtunity to do it again. I worked really hard on that piece and did something outside the box and it benefitted me. Our last assignment was editing pictures and I think it was my favorite assignment assigned. I enjoyed taking the pictures that focused on one thing. I thought it made that thing stand out more. The editing process on the other hand was extremely hard to me because the website was really confusing but I eventually worked it out and got some great pictures out of it. Overall this quarter I think I progressed very well. Im starting to try a lot harder in the class and am enjoying art a lot more. There is a huge difference in my artworl now from before and I am really proud of it.  

Espanol 1 Unidad 4

N.O.A.P


Niya-

¡Hola, mi nombre es Niya! ¡Hola, mi nombre es Alina! ¡Hola, mi nombre es Orlando! y ¡Hola mi nombre es Peyton!  Somos estudiantes  de primer año en LA. Tenemos Quince años. Nuestra escuela está situado en 22nd street. Mi escuela es cerca  del Instituto Franklin. Mi escuela es único porque somos buenos amigos y trabajamos bien  como una comunidad.99 ikm


Alina-

La Srta Hernendez ensena espoñol. Me encanta porque ensena esponol.  Me encanta porque trabajor. Su clase es tenemos que estar prepardo, tomar apuntes, e prestar atencion. Nuestros estudiantes son trabajar duro, prestar atencion, bonito, es tipo.


Orlando-

Las clases que yo tengo son matemáticas, inglés, q uímica, historia, drama, tecnología, e ingeniería. Me encanta ingeniería porque me gusta proyectos físicos. Necesito hacer experiments para un grado, Necesito tomar notas con un montón de dibujos. En la clase de inglés nosotros hablamos que nosotros escribió acerca de. En la clase de bioquímica nosotros aprender cómo a hacer un proyecto. Nosotros tenemos buenas notas en la clases de ingles, bioquimica, historia, y ingenieria, Nosotros necesitamos buen enfoque.


Payton-

Cuando llegas por primera vez a SLA puede ser difícil. Una vez que te familiarices con la escuela, será más fácil. Podemos vestir libremente. Esta escuela pone su responsabilidad a la prueba. Me encanta la libertad que tenemos.  


Joan's Zucchini Bread

Ingredients: 

2 cups zucchini raw, peeled and shredded

3 eggs 

1.5 cup sugur 

.5 cup honey 

1 cup applesauce 

1 cup coconut oil 

3 cups flower 

1 teaspoon baking soda 

3 tablespoons cinnamon 


Instructions:

Mix all ingredients 

Cook for 45 mins at 350 degrease 

Check center with toothpick 

Cool for 10 mins 


My mom make zucchini bread all the time, and I've always loved it. This recipe has a lot of whole foods but still some processed ones. sugar, applesauce, and flower are all processed while; the zucchini, eggs, honey, baking soda, and cinnamon are all whole foods. The only ingredient I wasn't sure about was the coconut oil. All coconut oils taste different, but are still very similar. The actual oil comes from the flesh of the coconut and its extracted at high temperatures not being processed, making it a whole food! 

Q2 Artist Statement by Nick Ryan

This quarter, I created a lot of pieces of art. The first thing we did was blind contour drawings. We had to find at least 5 items and draw it without looking at the paper and do it all with one line. This was difficult as I had to predict my hand movement and proportion the drawing correctly. The second project we had to make a painting. I recreated Van Gogh’s piece “At Eternity’s Gate.” I used watercolor and oil pastels to create this painting. I dealt with a lot of trial and error with this project because my watercolor wasn’t vibrant and it leaked on other parts of the paper. This was not difficult, but it was frustrating and time-consuming. The third project we had to recreate a piece of art. I recreated the cover of “CAGE” a comic book created by Genndy Tartakovsky. I used my Copic markers and my Sakura pens to create this piece. I had a lot of fun doing this particular project because I love drawing cartoony things like this and it was a little difficult because I had to learn Tartakovsky’s style of drawing. The fourth project we had to create an illustration from a piece of writing. My illustration was based off the song “Changes” by Tupac. I drew Tupac sitting on a stool looking at the viewer, with a city which is supposed to be Compton bleeding in the background. I did this to symbolize Tupac’s pain he suffered in his hometown and his struggles to try to help it, but like he said, nothing changes. I used my Copic markers, my sakura pens, and color pencils. The final project we had to edit a bunch of photos. For this, I took a picture out of the window of the SLA school building, a picture of city hall, and a picture from when I went camping. The first picture, it was originally a gloomy picture but I increased the brightness and warmth of the picture to create a positive effect on the picture. The second picture, I did the same except I created a vintage old photo effect. It looks like an old photo taken from the 60s. And then the last photo, I created a weird effect. It was a picture from the summer and I changed the atmosphere from a warm, spring-like environment to a wintery cold environment. I changed the ambiance so that it has a purple effect. It looked cool to me. I learned a lot this quarter. I learned to proportion my drawings better so that the sizes in my drawings are better proportioned. I’ve learned to adapt my style so that it fits other artists’ styles. I’ve also learned to develop my own style of drawing. Finally, I learned the basics of photo-editing. Reflecting back on my artwork, my art has become clearer, cleaner, and more organized. This creates a more pleasing effect on the eyes of my viewers.

Na'eem Artist Statement

For my second quarter, I created a lot of diverse art. I started off with using pastels for my first assignment. It was tough for me because I never used pastels. For my second assignment, I decided to try shading in faces. I try to study the human bone structure when making this piece. For the third assignment, I used art apps to make my sketches come alive. I recreated my inspirations, Jhené, SZA, and FKA twigs. For my last assignment, I went around the city to take pictures that had depth in field. This was the most fun assignment because I got to photoshop later on.

Q2 Artist's Statement and Slideshow

Drawing is not really my strongest point so in some of my pieces you might have to laugh but it's okay I've tried my best. Creating these pieces were pretty interesting and fun and some pictures from google did inspire some of my paintings which were cool to re-create. My favorite assignment this quarter was the photo editing because taking photos and editing them are things that I like to do and editing pictures to make the main features come out is relaxing.