I began my education st s very early age – in fact, right after I left college.
– Be continuous in what you do.
– Work what you love into your schedule comfortably.
– Discipline your time.
– Keep materials you are comfortable with.
– Set goals that you can meet.
– Stick to the goals you set.
– Make friends of your fellow artists.
I felt it was necessary to restate and reword the “list” Orland wrote in the chapter about what it takes to survive outside of high school.
This chapter really spoke to me in the terms of what really does happen after high school is over and we’re all forced out into the real world where no one knows who we are or what we did inside the walls of WUHS. Basically, Orland states that once we’re done with school, we lose the shell where we can have all the answers at the tips of our fingers, we lose the access to supplies, and we lose the insight of our peers. When schooling is over and done with, we need to develop our own individual stances on who we are, which may not be an easy task to accomplish, but it is a necessary process in becoming ourselves and not a mirror of someone else.
I find the quote on page 67, about the due dates, assignments, pressure to be perfect yet different, rather interesting. All through high school we are graded on our ability and focus, yet, what does it really get us in the end? It gives us our own personal flair to everything that we do, and with this, we learn how to master what we love to do. Mastery is practice, it is the time you devote.
~ S. Grisius
Chapter 5. “Motivational Drives” Isabella Arredondo. 2017. Chapter 5 talked a lot about what inspires you to continue making art and therefor I did my weekly sketch on all the drives that allow me to make my own art. For example, an external motivation is grades and the process of making art consistently makes you a better artist, which builds my art portfolio for the AP “exam”. As a result, I will receive college credit just for doing something I love. Another drive of mine is my family, they always enjoy what I have made and encourage me to push myself a little more everytime. The last three are all internal motivations, art making is relaxing to me, it makes me more creative and gives me confidence because I work hard at my art.
Chapter 5, Alex Boho, Mixed Media on Paper, 2017
“Chapter 5” Kennedy Lindeman, Pencil on Paper, 2017
Ashley Hancock, 8.5×11, cante on paper, 2017 Chapter five talks a lot about art school and the world and how to continue being a successful artist after graduation. The phrase that stood out the most to me in this chapter is “art school is a small island of acceptance in a vast sea of disinterest.” So in my sketch I have a sphere representing the growth and productivity of an artist that slowly tapers off with time surrounded by clear box to show the accepting atmosphere of art school and surrounding the box a vast dark space symbolizing the rest of the world disinterest in art.
“Chapter 5”, Molly Manthei, Pen on Paper, 2017
“Ever Growing Fence”, Casey Fredrick, Pen on paper, 2017. For chapter 5 I drew a bird trying to get over this fence that won’t stop growing. THis is because as we go through life- graduating high school, getting a job, getting into college, etc., we always are met with bigger, badder decisions and obstacles. No matter what, we will always have higher fences to fly over. And that’s okay.
Ch 5, Brenna Bristow, pencil, I wanted to make this piece represent an artist and how they view their art career in school. The author talked about work his works being very free and different from what he produces now. I used very simple lines and also some very loose marks too in order to symbolize a student’s work.
“Hand and Soul”, marker, Aubrie Torhorst, 2017. “When hand and soul work together, it shines through in the results” – a line from this chapter that stuck with me. I feel that the most important part to making a touching piece is connecting the process to your inner-self because that is where the greatest impact occurs.
“Chapter 4” Sammy Mayer. Pen on Paper. Artists don’t need to reinvent the wheel in order to make great art.