Thursday, July 15, 2010

Kaori's Exciting Art Summer

I've been experiencing a pretty intense art filled summer.

I worked for a week as a studio assistant to artist Catherine Schaper at Grace Art Camp in Portland, OR and had a blast learning (and teaching!) scratchboard techniques, tiger posters, and dioramas to little kiddies. I got to know the kids on a personal level: one boy and I could not stop chatting about Pokemon, and everytime he chose our studio (over Glass, Theatre, Dance, Music, Printmaking, Visual Arts, etc) he would mutate the theme of Haiti animals to Pokemon!! Such fun! It was the best first job in the whole cosmos! Catherine really gave me some valuable insight to art colleges esp. OCAC and PNCA.

Mrs. Zeller- I've done 5 breadth pieces so far!!! Well, maybe three are great enough to be in my ap studio art portfolio:D. The one I made at Grace Arts Camp was a tiger poster-markers, and gouache. (with Proud Tiger written on it)Rawr! OOOO i learned about gouache!!!

For the past two weeks I have been commuting with Emmy Cammack/Emmers on the Max train to PNCA/Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Today I spontaneously became pen pals with a Korean girl studying art abroad in Portland! I took some fun classes last week:

Adv. Perspective (which was mentally challenging because I didn't quite understand what the teacher wanted from me...I learned about the sighting method...),

Mixed Media (where I learned acrylic gel transfers and xylene transfers, a little bit of spray painting technique, and I started my self portrait with charcoal and oil color....),

Adv. Figure Drawing (WHERE I SAW MY FIRST EVER penis!!! although I didnt have to draw it the whole time like some people did haha....I drew the dude with a bit of charcoal on a really long stick, and I held the end of the stick and slowly worked up the the midpoint then the charcoal itself....and I "drew" a naked lady with black, grey, and white paper torn into messy strips.),

3-D (where I made a baseball glove out of molding pinky stuff they used to make Coraline or Walice and Grommit characters in those animation movies...). Oh! I also made a pinhole camera which I am positively itching to use!

This week I was in Fine Art Studio with this cute (married) teacher called Benny :) He's a great teacher, I've learned a lot about different canvas stretching techniques, and color gesso, and abstract art with only two colors....(I made a BIG abstract piece :) Its pretty minimalistic, and I made it with only a freaking BUCKET!!!!!!!!!!!!) Now I'm creating a Pop inspired artpiece with each repeated image in a different style, whether subtle or dramatic.

I have a potential internship with Anna Fidler lined up for September, I'm going to apply to the PAM Drawing Portfolio 10 week thingamabobber... and GUESS WHAT!!! I have a LEGIT gallery show lined up for next July (all month) at Angst Gallery with Hannah Swanson for our Senior Project!!! Freaking yessssss!!!!!!!!!! I'm pretty happy. Exhausted, but happy doing the thang I love: ARRRRT!

1 comment:

  1. Kaori, I'm so excited to hear about all of your art teaching and making experiences. Congratulations on finding a gallery for your senior project!
    You should post images of the pieces you want feedback for on this blog.

    Keep up the creative work.


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