Artist develop skills:
I learned how to use paper mache, paper mache is made out of glue and water, then paper is dipped to cover the project. Paper mache makes your project sturdy. I twisted newspaper and taped it to make the branches. I made the trunk and glued it onto circles of cardboard, after that I put hot glue on the trunk to make it look like little roots. After that I wrapped my tree with aluminum foil to make it sturdy. After that I began to paper mache my tree. I started painting my tree with brown and adding leftover styrofoam to the winter part of my tree. I also added beads to the spring side, but I'm not done yet.
Artist can Engage and Persist:
I did in fact have challenges with my artwork, the newspaper I was using to make the branches was really soft and I did not know what to do, so I asked Ms. Shumann and she told me to wrap the whole tree around the aluminum foil. I did wrap it and it made it easier to work with, I then paper mached over the aluminum foil. I learned that not everything comes as expected because not everything is going to come out as you want it so you have to compromise.
Artist can Explore:
Some issues I saw in my artwork... I paper mached the tree and I wanted to paint it during lunch and I saw it and it still wasn't dry, so I had to wait for it to dry the next day. I added hot glue to the trunk to make it look like baby roots, it turns out it looks really good and it gives my tree more texture. My artwork shows the differences between Spring and Winter. Spring has flowers and grass and warmness. Winter is cold and dead. I enjoyed the struggles and the happiness of my artwork.
I am a Freshman at VMCCA. My favorite subject is Art. I like the color Blue. One of my favorite food is Alfredo pasta.