When the year began, I was very eager to finally have an art class again. I've always loved art, even though I'm not that good at it, and I was looking forward to improving my skills. Looking back on this year, our class has completed so many different projects. I learned more than I thought I would and I'm grateful. Almost everything we did was new to me. I had sketched and collaged before, which I was glad to do again. However, working with clay, making stamps and prints, and even sewing pages into a book were things I had never done before. Most of theses projects were very enjoyable and I would love to do them again. One of my favorite projects was my rose painting. That was definitely the thing I was most proud of, especially when I saw it hanging in the library. My painting was something I worked very hard on, so it was really nice to see it being displayed with other great artwork. Overall, these experiences have been very beneficial and have made me into a better artist.
In the beginning of the school year, we were all given white cardboard boxes to use as time capsules for the future. As the year progressed, each student was able to decorate their box however they wished. We were each given a list of item suggestions to put in our time capsules. I liked this idea because at first, I had no idea what to put in my box. I started with a letter to my future self. In this letter, I described my life this year. I listed each of my friends, my favorite movies and bands, what I like to do for fun, and talked about my family. I'm the only one who has read this letter, and I probably won't let anyone else read it in the future either. Some other things I put in my time capsule were movie/concert stubs, pictures of friends and family, a piece of art I made this year, my phone number/locker combination, an article from Rolling Stone, etc. On the outside of my box, I tried to decorate it to reflect the year 2014. I made a collage of pictures I had cut out from magazine- some things I like, and some things I don't like. The thing I'm most curious about is how my taste and personality will change in 20 years. I really enjoyed this project and I can't wait to open up my box in 2034!