1. My favorite project that I have done this semester is the Chalk Mural. I like this project the most because it was a group project, and we got to pull all our skills together and make a project we can be proud of. Another thing I liked about this project was that it was in the courtyard, so it was fun to see everyone interacting with our art and looking around at all of the murals. I saw some of our artwork on facebook and instagram, and it made me feel like our art was famous.We made a sketch of the project in our sketchbook, and then we made the art come alive on the wall. This was my first time making art with chalk and pastels, and Im glad it was a group project because other people in my group could show me how to add values to the books and make them look vivid and flourescent. Overall I thought this project was very successful, if you look at the picture the girl who is interacting with the art really looks like she was climbing a ladder to reach a book. I enjoyed making the mural life-size, and using pastels instead of just chalk gave the books more value and they looked real. Collaborating all of our creativity made the project five times better, and I think we should do alot more group projects in art because they are successful.
4. The project that I feel was the least important in learning the concepts taught in this course was the Stencil. Although it was a fun project, I didnt feel that the Stencil showcased our skills.The landmark that I chose was The Hollywood Sign, which didnt have much detail, so I added a shadow. The reason I didnt think this project showed alot of our techniques is because we traced the image onto a poster, instead of drawing it ourselves. I did like cutting out cool looking pictures in magazines was fun, because it showed our personality, but I feel like anyone could do it in any class. Another thing was that we spraypainted the stencil, and that was not very hard. This project could have been more challenging if we painted the stencil instead of spraypainting it. If we painted it, we could have used more colors, because when using the spraypaint its hard to use a variety of colors without getting it in the places you dont want to.