“The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Who have been your real teachers?
I know that this is going to sound generic, but what I picked up from this chapter was about education and to just learn. You can’t just wake up one day and discover this amazing talent for art and begin to make successful works of art out of no where. But, in order to actually learn, you must let the knowledge soak into your head and to not let it come into contact with you and forget it. I, being the youngest in the AP group, feel that it is necessary to learn from my older and wiser group members, especially from the ones that were previously in my position. I also believe that this chapter was assigned to me for that specific reason, but that is beside the point. Even if they do not have as many completed artworks as I might, they could know something that would never even cross my mind. As Orland states, “teachers are everywhere”, which in my opinion, is a completely true statement. They are everywhere, can teach a variety of subjects, and can even be taught by their students.
Chapter 4, Alex Boho, Mixed Media on paper, 2017
“Chapter 4” Kennedy Lindeman, Pencil on Paper, 2017
Ashley Hancock, 8.5×11, color pencil on paper, 2017 In chapter four it discusses how each person who you come across in life has some impact on the way you make are. In this sketch I used four different colors to symbolize each type of person who could effect you in life (from critics to mentors). Each color makes a complicated but different path to the center of the page to show how each person effected you in a different way. And in the center the lines meet which represents the artist.
Chapter 4 talks about making your own path and how one art work will lead to the next. In my drawing I show a stair case, easily tied to achievement and struggle. The same way an artist struggles through each artwork while still having success one way or another either by an achievement in their work of values or shape. Constantly climbing a step with each art work to get to the next place where they may be satisfied with their work of art.
Chapter 4. “Never know” Isabella Arredondo. Watercolor. 4.75″ x 4.75″. 2017. Chapter 4 talks about all the different paths we take and how every choice we make can give us a different outcome. This week while making my art work, I was listening to the song “Never Know” by Jack Johnson who talks about how we are breaking and rebuilding but always growing. In my art work, I show that artist take risks in creating their work and experiment with different ideas. The different paths we decide will eventually create a final product, even though the process can be a little messy.
Chapter 3, Molly Manthei, Pencil on Paper, 2017 The tree that trails off into a more empty space is supposed to show how growth (the tree) can lead to endless opportunities (the trailing off into open space)
“Flowers”, marker, Aubrie Torhorst, 2017. This chapter reminded me of a critical changing point in my love for art in middle school when I received a Scholastic Art Award. An article was printed in the paper and I was incredibly proud of it. These are the flowers my parents gave me to congratulate me.
“Observation” Josephine Tonn, 8.5 x 11″, pencil and colored pencil, 2017.
Ch 4, Brenna Bristow, markers. I wanted to portray baby steps in growing as an artist. When a baby takes its first steps, it’s the most exciting thing to that young child and all they want to do is walk from that point on. It’s like an artist, when they try something new it’s exciting just as taking those first steps is. I took a specific section of the chapter and essentially based it off of that.
“Right & Left”, Casey Fredrick, Pencil on paper, 2017. For chapter 4 I drew with both of my hands. This is because as artists, the more we draw, the better we get. Our hands are symbolic of this because we usually only use one hand and that’s the one that can hold a pencil and write and draw much better than the other. This is because not only because of nature, but also because of practice. We practice drawing, writing, and holding that pencil every day.
“Chapter 4” Sammy Mayer – Who really teaches young artists what is acceptable, meaningful art. What’s pushed as being fine art as opposed to junk