Extra Credit Blog post

My 3 least favorite activities were : Plaster casting, sketching in the garden, and Museum Visit. I didn’t like the plaster casting activity because it required a great deal of patience and it was very hard for me to remove the plaster without breaking it. I tried 4 times and all of the casts broke….

Activity week 12 : One more

For the last activity of this semester, I decided to retry street photography. But instead of taking pictures of others I wanted to take pictures of myself. I discovered a new hobby of taking photographs, thanks to the street photography activity. I have a lot of fun taking pictures. Personally I am very camera shy…

Artist of the week: Mahsa Soroudi (Week 12)

Our last artist of the week is Iranian artist Mahsa Soroudi. Her art emphasizes on her life back in her home country. Her story of immigration is shown thru her art. I really liked her art that involved plants. I used to love planting flowers and vegetables in my backyard. It’s really fun to watch…

Fiber Art (Activity week 11 )

This week’s activity was to make art using fiber. I was a bit put off by this activity because I felt it would be too difficult. But after looking up some videos I realized this activity won’t be that difficult. I used old shoelaces, socks, and duct tape.  I braided pink and black show laces…

Artist of the week Vanessa Blaylock (Week 11)

This week’s artist of the week really confused me. Vanessa Blaylock, is an artist that does performances using avatars and virtual reality. I did not understand the concept of using virtual reality as a medium for art. I know many people are interested in graphic designing and I thought a lot about that job. Is…

Activity week 10 : (Art Care Package)

This week I sent an Art Care package to my girl friend Destiny. I decided to send it to her because it would be fun and a good way to be romantic. I wanted to do something simple and have the care package be art. Rather than including art I thought it was better to…

Artist of The Week : Joseph DeLappe (Week 10)

This week’s artist of the week is Joseph DeLappe. I was really amazed by his work. He uses technology and video games to create his art works,  he is also a Professor of the Department of Art at the University of Nevada. He has been working with electronic and new media since 1983. He makes…

Week 9 Activity :Cuisine, Couture or Coiffure

This week we had the choice of trying new food, new fashion, or a new hairstyle. I chose to do something new with my hair. Before I began, I sat down with my girlfriend and we tried to brainstorm up some ideas. I didn’t want to do anything too crazy or else my parents would…

Artists of the week: Guy Tang & Kat Von D (Week 9)

I found this weeks artists to be really unique and interesting. Before researching these artists, I thought that photography, drawing, painting, and sculpting were the main art types. I was shocked to learn that the body and hair can be used as an art medium. Guy Tang began his fame on his YouTube channel and…

Activity Week 8 : Street Photography

This week’s activity was street photography. I liked how street photography captures the every day life of people. When I was researching street art, I saw most of the art was taken place in the busy streets on New York. The photograph showed people in a rush to get to work. So, I did some…

Artist of the week : Garry Winogrand & Scott Schuman (Week 8)

This week I couldn’t decide between the four artists we learned about. So I decided to talk about two, Garry Winogrand and Scott Schuman. I have always been interested in photography and thought it was a really fun type of art. In today’s world, anyone can be a photographer thanks to smart phones. Whenever I…

Activity Week 7 : Museum Visit

This week, I went to the Museum of Latin American Art with my girlfriend. This was my first time going to an Art museum so I did not know what to expect. The first piece I really liked was a pop art inspired by Andy Warhol, our previous artist of the week. This piece is…