What did art students think about the Curiosity Project? Here are a few reflections that
they shared while the project was still underway.
John: I’m originally from Santa Barbara, Calif. My whole
family surfs. This is my first real art class. I like that I’ve
had the chance to decide what I want to make and how
to use my time. I like setting my own goals and reflecting
on my own progress. Right now I’m working on a picture
of a surfer in the barrel, about to head into a wave. I’m
blending pastels to get the colors just the way I want
them, the blues and greens. I know just what they
should look like. I’ve been there myself so many times.
Eunji: I’m painting sunflowers in the style of Monet. He’s
my favorite artist. I’m happy with how the flowers look
but I’m struggling with the pot, getting the color and light
right. It’s only my second time using acrylics. There are
probably three versions on the canvas behind what you
see! My mom has a place waiting for this painting on our
living room wall.
Meenu: This is a combination of 2D and 3D. I’m drawing on the Japanese
style of making everyday objects seem more dramatic. This project has
involved a lot of time management. It’s all about you and the goals you
set for yourself. When I add the sculpture—the 3D—it will be like a person
looking out from a balcony.
Eunji: I’m making a big portrait of my
brother’s face. He’s 10. It’s a new
style for me. It looks like scribbling,
but I like how it adds texture to the
portrait. I kind of panicked when we started this project. I’m not used
to coming up with my own ideas. It can be hard to direct myself, to
know what to do next. But I’m enjoying the final product. It think it
captures how active my brother is. That’s a big part of his personality.