Ceramic Bowl Project

For this art project, we worked with clay! We used a template to cut out on a slab of clay and then built the bowl from there. Before building the bowl however, we were able to choose stamps to stamp onto the sides of the bowls. After the bowl was built, we chose a word to put at the bottom of the bowl. I chose the word, “free.” The pot was fired and then glazed, then fired again!

The idea behind the artwork was kind of random. I just thought of things on the spot and didn’t do much planning before. I chose to do the hearts because it was close to Valentine’s Day and I thought it would look cute. I chose the word “free” because that’s what I hope to be one day. Lastly, I decided to do matte colors because no one else in my class did matte and I wanted to be unique! 

Overall, I really enjoyed this project, I thought it was creative and fun. I loved using different stamps to create the textures and I especially enjoyed glazing! Although it was a short project, I enjoyed it a lot!

Self Portrait

For this art project, we worked with ink. The project consisted of an assortment of steps, starting with choosing a word. We had to look through books and find a word that we wanted to express in a facial expression. I chose the word, “invisible.” Then, my teacher took a picture of my expression and then changed all of it to black and white. From there, I used the light box to ink onto the book page my self portrait and have the word showing, like shown in the picture of my artwork. 

The idea behind the artwork was that I wanted to express how I feel at this school. So that’s what I did. I know that a lot of other people feel this way, and I wanted to call attention to it and hopefully cause the faculty to notice how students are feeling and see that this school isn’t as perfect as people make it seem. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this project, I thought it was creative and fun. I loved using different nibs or tips of the ink pen to create different lines and art forms. I would say that this probably was my favorite project so far and I would love to do it again!

 

Line art

My artwork includes lots of cool colors, with an additional warm color of yellow. I used flowy lines and circles, with a touch of natural objects like flowers and leaves. The title of my piece is called “In the Clouds” because it seems like something that would be in a dreamy and cloud-like place. The “big idea” behind the artwork was that it is based off of a song. While drawing, I listened to “Heartbreak Anniversary” by Gibeon and drew what I was hearing. 

    I created my final artwork using colored pencils, but before I used those I drew a fourth of the finished project then printed out 3 more pieces. After arranging them the way I wanted, I used a light box to trace onto the final paper. Lastly, I colored with colored pencils!

    Overall, I learned from this project that colored pencils are a lot harder to effectively draw with than what you would think. It was difficult for me to shade well and really get that pure black. Although the final piece wasn’t what I imagined it to be, it still was a fun project!

Foods and Nutrition

This first semester of Junior year I took a Foods and Nutrition class! The class focused on kitchen basics and learning the importance of meal planning. A few things that went well during this class was when we learned how to property cut different fruits and veggies, I also thought that the meal planning unit was fun as well! I also learned how to keep others safe in the kitchen and to avoid mistakes like closing all cabinets, not leaving a wet towel by a hot stove, and cleaning up spills right away. During this class, we also would apply our learning by cooking and baking. Although there were many favorites, my personal favorite food that my kitchen group made was the Macaroni Tater Tot Casserole (pictured below). This particular casserole was created by one of my group members and it was a lot of fun to make and eat! I would give this recipe a 8 out of 10 because I thought that it was very well done, but there could be a bit more seasoning! Here’s the recipe below!

Macaroni Tater Tot Casserole:

– 1 pound ground beef

-1 medium onion, chopped

-1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup

-1/2 Cup carrots, chopped

-3 Cups Tater Tots

-2 Cups Macaroni Noodles, cooked

1:Cook beef and onion and carrots in skillet over medium-high heat until beef is well browned. Pour off fat.

2: Meanwhile, cook noodles according to box.

3: Stir in soup. Spoon beef mixture into 12×8-inch shallow baking dish. Arrange potatoes around edge of casserole.

4: Bake at 425 degrees F for 25 minutes or until potatoes are done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop Motion Video

This semester in video editing, our next assignment was to do another Create Your Own Project. I wasn’t really sure what to do at first, but after seeing another classmates to motion video, I decided to give it a try. This video is just a simple video of a story of spiders trying to steal food. It is supposed to be kind of an exaggerated video with dramatic music and sound effects. The thing that I am most proud of in this video is probably making the spider actually look like it’s walking. I think that it looks pretty realistic for a stop motion video. If I could change on thing about this video, I would make sure to have some sort of a holder to hold the camera so the only thing moving is the spiders and not the camera itself. I did a decent job of this throughout the video, but in some spots the camera is really shaky. Enjoy this short video and make sure to check out my other ones as well!


 

Competitive Relatives Baking Competetion

This year I am in video editing and for this project we got to choose our own project to make. So I decided to video my siblings having a baking competition. I choose my youngest siblings because they don’t really know a lot about baking, so I thought it would be funny and more enjoyable to watch. The thing that I am most proud of is probably cutting it down enough to 9 minutes. There was a lot of footage and I think that I did a decent job at cutting it down where you still can have enough footage to understand what is happening, but it’s short enough that it’s not boring. Something I would change if I could do it again is to turn down some of the auto so it’s not so loud. Overall, I had a lot of fun videoing this project and I hope you enjoy watching!


 

Interview Project

This year (2021) I am a sophomore and I am taking video editing. For this project our assignment was to do an interview. I decided to do mine about my families trip to Glacier, Montana. My family loves to go camping and we also love the mountains. I decided to choose this trip because it is the most recent and also the most favorite! I am very proud of this video, but if I had to choose one thing that I am the most proud of it would probably be the sound. I worked for a while on the sound because I wanted it to be the best that I could make it. Basically what I did was I interviewed with one camera, and then I had a separate camera closer to the interviewee so it could pick up the sound better. Then, I just turned off the volume of the video clip and layered it with the audio clip so the sound was a lot clearer. I also tried my best to incorporate the background noise without having it be too loud. If I would redo this project, the thing I would change is to make sure the video isn’t fuzzy. All of the clips of my sister are fuzzy and not very focused, and I didn’t notice that until I started editing. I also would have interviewed my dad too to make the video longer and also have a different perspective. My dad got up a lot earlier than the rest of us to start packing up our stuff so we could leave in the morning. He also planned a lot of the trip so I think it would have been interesting to hear a little bit about what he thought about it.  We have already made two other video projects before this one, so go check those out as well as this one below!


 

Snow Day

I am taking a video editing class this semester! For this project, we had to film a blizzard. I got some clips from inside my house, outside, and in the car. The thing that I am most proud about from this video is the clips of nature and the snow. I just think that it looks so beautiful and goes nicely with the video. The hardest part of this project was getting enough clips. On the first day that we worked on this, I definitely didn’t video enough clips. Thankfully, the weekend after that first class, it snowed again so I was able to get enough video. If I had to make the video again, I would focus on getting more clips with people in them and also work on making the clips fit more with the music.


                  

Click below to watch the video!