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Why Art?

by Fontbonne University on February 16, 2012

in Academics,After College

Would you like to know my major? Well, tell me what you think!

I am a Fine Arts Major, and I’m also planning on doing Education as well. I’ve been drawing ever since I was about 5 or 6 years old. Boring, right? Not quite. As the years came by, I began to open myself to other media. Painting is another amazing technique. I will not say that I am absolutely magnificent at painting, but it’s a challenge that I like to take.

As a child, painting is just a mix of gooey substances that you can blend together and create silly pictures with. If you really want to know how to paint, you may need to really pay attention to primary, secondary, and complimentary colors. They’re really important!

I know it would take me years to understand how to paint and to mix the right colors for a beautiful masterpiece. Instead of painting, I fell in love with ceramics. My first experience with clay was in my freshman year in high school. I honestly had never heard of ceramics before (I seriously don’t know why), but I’m glad I got the chance to play with it. Throughout my whole high school years, ceramics was my best friend.With ceramics, you can do so much and use your own ideas. There are various techniques such as pinch pots, coil pots, low-reliefs, and slabs. The biggest challenge is probably the throwing wheel!

Currently, I’m a freshman here at Fontbonne, and I took classes in design, drawing, and now ceramics! Can’t get tired of it. I’m also thinking about taking painting in the next semester. I’m totally excited! Let the challenge come forth.

With education, I may be taking time on it. I do want to become an art teacher because I think art education can bring creativity and talent out of young children. It’s an amazing thing to see when little kids express their imagination. I love it!

I hope everyone will find something they’re passionate about, and take action to achieve a successful career!

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