For this weeks activity, i chose to teach my Niece how to spray paint her name! I remembered way back to the day at the beach when she wanted to try but wasn’t old enough, so i felt this week it would be awesome to let her experience it. Being a teaching major i let her first try discovery learning. so basically she had the freedom to draw out a rough sketch of how she would want to paint her name. Then when it came to the actual painting, i gave her tips that i learned from Jobe at Venice Beach.
# 1 Don’t be afraid of messing up, you can fix it later
#2 Don’t move the can, move your whole body, to avoid uneven lines
#3 There is no wrong way to make your own art piece
#4 Black is always the last color to use, and will n=make your piece shine!
Passing on these tips lead to this lovely picture:
Even though the wind was not in her favor, she still did an awesome job and listened to all instructions!!
O and Hammy is my Nephew Abraham
* RIP a small patch of painted grass my Dad will find later.
The Art of Our Time
First and foremost I have learned that summer classes can be awesome!! Throughout these past 12 weeks i have experienced a plethora of informational lectures and discussions dating back hundreds of years and have enjoyed every minute of it. I feel that art can be a part of my professional career. Being in physical education it might seem difficult to thing of art in that setting, but i want my students to have every opportunity to learn different avenues of life and culture. With the knowledge i have gained from this class i can create lesson plans that could involve fitness and some sort of a walking art tour we learned about. Or another idea for my special needs students could be finger painting (my favorite)! It is true what Professor Zucman stated, “this is not the last, but the first week of art”. I will continue learning and carrying the knowledge i have gained from this class!
I feel that Andy Warhol was most impact with his “easy art”, in today’s modern society i see copies of Warhol paintings on stickers, t-shirts, and instagram walls. After watching some of his films, i could see why people don’t really know he was also a film maker. It was so true that he went the opposite direction from a Hollywood type of film. For my personally i like his pop art pieces, they are just what i have always associated him with and are pleasing to the eye.
Three Favorite Activities
1. Spray Painting – awesome to see that i can actually do it, and it was fun to be in the atmosphere at the beach.
2. Instagram- a great way to see how other students in the class were doing on the particular day.
3. Video Introduction- cool using software, and building a video, and seeing other students in the class.
Three Least Favorite Activities
1. Prototype – It was difficult for me to think of an idea, i think i was having a artistic mental block that week.
2. ? I cant think of any other activities that weren’t fun!!
Best Part of Class
The lecture videos were great, and didn’t even feel like a lecture! They were always fun to watch and learn more information. Also the activities, were lots of fun, being able to actually make those video instructions come alive.
What Should Go?
Maybe the video chats, i liked being able to have the text chats where ever i happened to be. The text chats were more flexible, and having one person being the leader and having an open time each week was great.
I will be continuing my webpage of many years to come! I will be changing it to a fitness and nutrition blog, as well as having my professional resume and physical education information on different links!!