What was the most difficult thing about this class? What could be done to resolve this issue?
"The most difficult thing about this class was trying to become a better artist. I came into this class barely being able to draw a stickman. I was thinking that this class would just be a like a free class but it actually turned me into a better artist. This class taught me how to use delicate strokes and how to blend things together. Most important is that I came into this class rushing every project but I leave, looking at art as different pieces instead of as a whole and taking my time." - Jacob K.
Has your definition of art clanged since from the beginning of this class?
"Over the semester I began to realize art isn't just painting and drawing, but its everywhere and shown in many forms. Art and inspiration can be found in everyday life. I also learned that most things are easiest to draw it you pay attention to the little shapes inside the big picture. While I have improved greatly, I know now that my work will always have room for improvement." - Maddie M.
"My definition of art changed in the first day of class. Going into art I thought it would just be a cruise class and I could just give minimal effort. On the first day of art I sat down and was given a mint and Mr. Creech told me to draw it. The whole time I was drawing it, I hated it and looking at other students candy drawings didn't help me. When everyone finished we compared them and commented on eachothers pieces. Thats was when I realized that art isn't about being better than the next person. Its about expressing who you are on the inside through your work on the outside. I loved art and plan to do sculpture as well." - Spencer M.
"My definition of art has changed tremendously. I used to think art was either good or bad, but now I've realized that art is in the eye of the beholder. Art can be anything you want- it could be simple, complex, a common object, or beautifully hand crafted. It all depends on what you believe to be an expression of your creativity." - Lacey P.
"In my opinion my charcoal piece of the hot glue gun was most successful. I had never used charcoal before nor had I ever tired shading with any medium. The topic that I chose for this project was a hot glue gun because I asked Mr. Creech what I should do and he handed me a glue gun. The [process I went through consisted of a rough sketch followed my a faint outline. Then for the next few days I shaded it more and more making the blacks darker and adding more highlights. I thought this piece was successful because Mrs. Sudkamp entered it into the Hadley Show which boosted my confidence as an artist." - Spencer M.