Wk 10 – Classmate Conversation – Rosario Fino

This week I got to meet classmate Rosario Fino, although most people call her by her middle name, Leslie. Rosario was very easy to talk to and get along with. I found that she was 20 years old and a junior majoring in child development. Her plan is to be a social worker, working with children….

Wk 9 – Activity – Transmedia Storytelling

For this week’s activity, I created a fictional character called Dylan Sutter. I thought creating an opposite gender, Caucasian person would be interesting, as that is very different to my identity as an Asian woman. Dylan Sutter is a photographer and explorer. He likes to go on adventures, and is sometimes paid to capture scenes…

Wk 9 – Artist Conversation – Maccabee Shelley

Last Thursday, I got to see some of Maccabee Shelley’s pieces in the Max L. Gatov Gallery. The materials used included melted glass, ceramics, paint, and latex. The sharp pieces make the installations look more exaggerated and angry and somber, especially with dark hues used. At the same time, it’s very fluid, as the melted…

Wk 9 – Classmate Conversation – Cameren Johnson

Last weekend I was feeling terribly under the weather with allergy attacks and totally neglected my weekly posts. I had planned to write about my classmate, Cameren Johnson, but since I didn’t get to, here it is now! I met Cameren through this class. We had carpooled together to Seal Beach for plaster casting, as…

Wk 7 – Artist Conversation – Jane Weibel

  Last Thursday, I got to view some of Jane Weibel’s artwork in the Max L. Gatov Gallery West. Jane’s installation included symbolic ceramic pieces, that were shaped with clay and fired in a kiln. These slender pieces created nostalgic images from the artist. The colors were pastel-like, with rounded edges and soft hues. The…

Wk 7 – Activity – Ephemeral Art

First two photos from classmates, last two photos are mine Last Thursday, we played around with drawing & sharing on snapchat. This was actually one of the harder activities for me since I had deleted the snapchat app for a while now, as it had previously been a major distraction in my life. It was difficult…

Wk 7 – Classmate Conversation – Calvin Nguyen

Last week I met classmate Calvin Nguyen. I found out that Calvin is also a sophomore majoring in Business, but with a Finance concentration. On the topic of hobbies, Calvin mentioned that he enjoys watching TV on Netflix. Some of his favorite shows include Bones, Empire, American Horror Story, and Parks & Rec. He enjoys…

Wk 6 – Activity – Identity Art

Before taking Art 110, I never even heard of the app “Periscope”. The first time I used it was to watch Glenn‘s course online. Hearing a famous periscoper, Bree Olson, talk last Tuesday gave me a taste of what this social medium was really like. It seems like a mesh of youtube and snapchat. Bree…

Wk 6 – Artist Conversation – Dawn Derry & Anahid Malek-Stepanians

  Last week I got to view some majestic art pieces at the campus gallery. Dawn Derry and Anahid Malek-Stephanians filled the exhibition with their vibrant yet soothing oil paintings. Although oil paint was the predominant medium used, acrylic paint was also used in enhancing the quality of the images. Scraping knives were also implemented…

Wk 6 – Classmate Conversation – Kiro Tadros

This week I got the opportunity to meet Kiro, who is a sophomore, 19, and majoring in Biology. I initiated a conversation with him because I knew that he had gone to skid row before, a poor area of LA where a lot of homeless people stay. It’s awesome to meet other people who voluntarily go…