Printmaking Fun

Hey, guys! It’s been a busy semester but I’ve finally found time to work on non-school related art! Yay! On Sunday I started my print blocks for the Feather Fund auction. If you’ve been with me since before I switched over to WordPress, you’ll know what the Feather Fund is. For those of you who…

How I Read Long Articles

College is usually synonymous with a lot of reading. Many times the reading tends to be…well incredibly dry, especially if it is an academic paper. There are a couple strategies that I use to not only read, but absorb the information. First I decide whether I want to print to paper out or not. This depends…

Bullet Journal: Tracking my Art Making

When I’m at Moore, I have a bad habit of not making any of my own art. Instead I only make art for my assignments. I really need to get into the habit of making things for myself and not just assignments. To help myself get in the habit, I created a tracker. Its fairly…

How I Deal with Negativity towards Art School

As someone who chose to go to pursue an art major at an art school, people tend to have opinions. Some are good, some are bad. It really depends on their experience with artists in everyday life. Those who have are usually encouraging, and they are willing to let you explain why you chose this…

How to Give Critiques

Critiques are hard to receive. However, they can also be difficult to give as well. Whether you don’t like the piece (or the person) and don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings or you believe you don’t know enough to critique it, sometimes it can be difficult to speak up. Don’t Sugarcoat it! You’re not helping…

How to Survive Critiques

Critiques are a part of art school. There is no way to get around them. Here is some advice on how to make them as helpful as possible.

The First Week of Classes is Over

Phew! The first week of my spring semester is over. The only class I haven’t had yet is my jewelry class.  I do have a lot of liberal arts classes this semester, which all seem pretty cool. I’m taking two history classes, a behavioral development class, and a math class. Experimental Studio is the only…