Monday, June 9, 2014


Over this year in Mrs. Kicks' art class I myself have grown and also my art. I learned many different things through many different experiences. Ever since I was little I enjoyed drawing and making art and I am so happy I took this class this year. I started this year excited to draw but I realized this class is much more than that. We painted and sewed and learned different techniques. I am particularly proud of my fortune cookie collage. I love the mixture between my drawings and the magazine papers. When you began to tell us a new project i felt as though I wouldn't be able to create and complete it. I feel able to take on any art task you ask of us, and like the outcome. My role in this class is to simply create art and remember it. Throughout this year not only have I grown and changed but so has my art skill. I am looking forward to taking on art class in 2015.

Journey in Time

On the table was carboard that seemed to need to be folded. When we bent and folded, it created a box. This box would be called our very own time capsule. In the beginning I didn't know whether I would put meaningful things inside or little nicknacks. In my box are photos of good memories, letters from good friends, and numbers. Numbers from my cell phone, locker, points in basketball and many others. On the outside of the box I tried to express myself but not reveal too much. The piano keyboard is my favorite side of the box. I've decided to put this box in my garage and keep it sealed for years. I am excited to find this box in many years and remember the important things inside it. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Smile You're In Sea Isle

The hour and a half car ride seemed like a trip across the street. The windows were always rolled down when we crosses the bridge and smelled the bay. I couldn't help but smile to the sound of the seaguls and waves. My family and I were about to spend our week vacation in Sea Isle City. My sisters and I looked forward to this trip all summer. You could see our house a mile away, the deck atop the house made it visible. Every morning we'd wake to the smell of pancakes and bacon. My grandpa would shape them into whatever we wished. Princess's, super heros, turtles and palm trees. We would as quickly as possible spray the sunscreen and grap our toys. We'd always forget our flip flops as our feet burn running across the burning black road. The beach being across the street gave us advantages to bring too many toys and a disadvantage for our parents. We'd set up our chairs and umbrella and begin to play. The ocean was always my favorite part. Boogie boards and tubes would assist me through the monsterous waves. My mother would scream, "not too far!" After splashing around my grandma and I would walk along the beach collecting the prettiest sea shells. This was important to me because the shells contained memories. Memories of the good times and the beach. We'd eat our sandwiches and play some more. It would be 5'oclock when we returned home. After all the showers, us kids would wait for the dinner to be ready. If we were lucky we'd get sea food. Fish and clams were always my favorite. We'd sit around the glass table and discuss how excited we were for the night to come. My brothers were excited for the arcade, my sisters were excited to shop, and I was most excited to golf. Getting a whole in one gave me such a rush. Once we reached the boards we all separated and went to whatever appealed to us. The beach at night is my favorite thing of all. You can't see the waves crash but you know exactly where they are. Our house in Sea Isle is full of happy memories and loving moments. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Fortune cookie

In order to create this book page we each received 6 fortune cookies. Then we had to base our image off of the cookies. I kept avoiding to finish this project and pushed it on to the end. But when I started to get ideas for the picture like the stair case as in going to the future I didn't want to stop working on it. I even took this home! More ideas kept popping up in my head and I didn't stop working on this. My favorite part of this is the tattooed arm. I love the way it looks on the shadowed person. This picture represents the beauty in nature, the future and rebirth. This is one of my favorite pieces of art I have created so far and I can't wait to finish my cat, Lily.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Art x 3

There was a exciting process while making this collage. Everyone had one class to work on a piece of art and had to pass it on to a total stranger in a different period. We then received someone else's work and added more to theirs. Then the process was repeated and we received our final piece that we would finish and make our own. Even though I didn't start with this paper I contributed enough to make it mine. I learned from this experience that you can add yourself into anything and make it yours. Everything can use something new and can always be added!

Pop Print

For Pop print I created Donald Duck. Donald Duck was recently used in our collage inspired by Portia Munson. I chose to reproduce him because he's a fun and creative figure. He looks cool in all different colors. I enjoyed curving out his shape on the stamp and transferring it on all different papers. I made many different copies of Donald and enjoyed printing him in mass-production. Every time he was stamped he looked different. The picture below of Donald is my favorite transfer and I hope you enjoy it!