Week 15 – Extra Credit Class Evaluation

Overall I really enjoyed art 110 because not only did I do and try many new things, I got to meet many new people as well and learn about different art related things. I really enjoyed the many art activities we did. But I think my favorite would have to be the plastic mold of our hands. Overall the experience was something new for me because I never did anything like it before so it was very fun doing it for the first time. Although my mold didn’t come out that well I still really liked the activity overall. Another art activity I really liked was the sketching in the garden. I really enjoyed that art activity because it was very calming and it gave me a reason to finally go to the japanese garden something Ive been wanting to do since I was a freshman. Another art activity that I really enjoyed doing was the graffiti writing because like most art activities we did, it was something new for me. I have never done graffiti and doing it on a smaller scale gave me that opportunity. Although there was some art activities I didn’t really like like the ethnography because even though I had planned to sleep during it I couldnt really fall asleep for most of the night because I was so accustomed to using my phone and falling asleep with it. And when i didnt have it, it was very hard for me. Ultimately I really enjoyed using wordpress because it gave me an outlet to let other people know about the many different things I’m doing in class. It provided all of my thoughts and emotions all in one place for me to look at and I really enjoyed using it. When it came to slack I found it really difficult to get used to it at first, trying to understand the different talking areas etc. But once I got used to it I began to like it because it was a place to give opinions on Tee7J7Yg.jpgdifferent topicgyTKFYj.jpg41cjPOFg.jpg


Week 15 – Design Thinking Applied to life

1.The thing you currently think you’ll be doing with your life – Right now the thing I think Ill be doing with my life is work towards my biology degree and hopefully graduate from university in 4 years total. Afterwards maybe go to graduate school to further my education or maybe even possibly go to medical school. Afterwards I hope to eventually graduate from medical school and become a doctor. Eventually I want to do many great things as a doctor where I would eventually find someone I love, get married and have kids. That is my ideal life that I think I want to be doing.  Overall I feel like confidence would be maybe 90% + because overall I think being a doctor is a pretty prestigious job and that would definitely give me confidence. My resources might be 90%+ as well because being a doctor is a pretty well paying job and that would account for plentiful amount of resources for me to be using etc. My impact I feel would be like 95% because I would be saving peoples lives and I think that is pretty impactful. And my satisfaction would be 95% as well because I would definitely be satisfied at what I have accomplished.


2. The thing you would do if the current thing disappeared tomorrow – I think the thing I would if the current thing I planned for disappeared tomorrow would be still work towards my biology career and still go to graduate school. But instead of trying to go to medical school and become a doctor would become a teacher. I always kind of liked the idea of teaching other students. But honestly before that I would like to sort of teach like a bio or chem lab. I always found that really interesting. So if I couldn’t do what I planned to do I would finish my studies for a biology major, and either teach a lab or become a full blown teacher like at a high school or something. Overall I feel like my confidence would be at around 80% because I think being someone kids look up to learn different things would increase my confidence. My resources would prob be around 80% as well because overall I dont think teachers of lab instructors make that much money so I think my money would be limited. My impact would prob be 90% because helping others learn a certain subject definitely not only impacts yourself but others because you are furthering their education as well. My satisfaction would be 90% because I would be happy knowing Im helping others further their own career paths.

3. The thing you would do if you were financially secure, and no one would ever laugh, go ahead, what would it be – If I was financially secure and no one would ever laugh at what I was doing would be to just sit at home and play videogames honestly. Its something Ive done my whole entire life. With enough free time I feel like I could get really good at a video game and possibly even become a pro player in it. Overall I feel like my confidence would be around 70% because I would just be staying home all day playing video games and not really going out. My resources would be 100% but I would be financially secure and I wouldnt need to buy much if I was just staying home and playing videogames. My impact would prob be around 50% because I feel like I wouldn’t be impacting many people by just playing video games unless its with the people I am playing with. My satisfaction would prob be around 100% because who doesn’t want to just sit around and do nothing but play games all day.

Interview – I talked to my previous high school senior biology teacher and she said she loves her job. She loves teaching students and helping them in their future career paths. She puts a lot of time and dedication into her job and that brings her a lot of satisfaction in life. Overall I think LinkedIn is a good tool to use because it gets you involved with others with similar interests as you and it can get you out there to pursue your career path. When it comes to practice I think since I want to pursue grad school in my 2/3 career paths I would probably sit in on classes and learn more about how things work and then go from there. Doctor-with-Tablet.jpg

Week 14 Classmate Conversation – Noel

So this week I talked to an old friend of mine Noel. He is a second year student at CSULB and is majoring in recreation and leisure with a focus on community recreation. Noel and I went to Lakewood High School where we became really good friends. Noel likes to hang out with friends. He enjoys listening to rap music, like Kendrick Lamar, and Drake. Noel loves to play soccer, baseball. After Noel graduates from CSULB with a degree in recreation and leisure he aims to become a recreation coordinator. Overall Noel strives to do good in school and achieve a degree. He is very sociable and enjoys hanging out with friends in and outside of school. I am glad Noel and I have became very good friends over the years.

Week 14 Art Activity – Sketching in the Garden

Overall I really enjoyed this art activity a lot, because not only had I wanted to actually go see the Japanese garden myself since freshman year, but it also gave me the freedom to draw nature. Drawing nature is something that I always found interesting and with this art activity I finally got the opportunity to do so. At first glance I didn’t know what to expect going to the Japanese Garden but once I was in there I was in shock, it was actually such a big garden I didn’t really expect it. I drew various different sketches but I tended to focus on a sort of big picture of the garden. One that included a walkway, trees, and other various things that happened to be in the vicinity. I feel like its pretty easy to discern what I was trying to draw, because I managed to get a good sketch in. Overall I really enjoyed this art activity because it helped me to do something I’ve always wanted to do and it gave me the experience to draw something from nature.

Week 13 Artist Conversation Laura Lopez

Artist – Laura Lopez

Media – Large canvas paintings

Gallery – Werby

Exhibition – Selvatica

About the artist – Laura Lopez was born in Columbia and at a young age traveled to the United States, where she pursued an education in painting and drawing. She is now about to graduate with an MFA in drawing and painting . Once she has graduated she hopes to do an artist residency to further her artistic career, with thoughts of going back to Columbia as well. Laura loves to express herself in many ways throughout her art work but also through singing and dancing is what she likes to do to express herself and have fun.

Formal Analysis – Huge canvases with varying bright colors. Different colors are given to different trees to signify that nature is very special and unique. Although the colors vary differently and are very bright they each come together to form one unique picture.

Content Analysis –  Laura Lopez uses the very bright almost neon like warm colors to use in her artwork. She uses this to give off the sense of feeling sort of like “hey look at me”, the colors help to signify that because they’re so bright and they draw attention. I think that is was what Laura wanted, she wanted to bring attention to nature and to show its beauty. Which is why she uses different colors. If she used the same color for the whole art piece it would be bland and boring. But if she uses varying bright colors the art work comes to live and shows how beautiful and unique nature really is.

Synthesis / My Experience – Looking at her exhibition I fell in love. I loved how the colors popped right out at you, and I loved how Laura used the varying colors to bring them all together into one beautiful piece of art work. She essentially brought her art work to life by using certain aspects of coloring. She gives off the feeling that nature has unique beauty that many people don’t seem to understand, but to those who really do understand. It is something special.