WK 11 Activity: Your Turn: Video!

For this week’s activity, Minyon and I decided to do the WHISPER CHALLENGE.

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WK 4- Activity- Plaster Casting

This week’s activity was really cool because it was our first hands on activity.  Minyon and I went to the beach to start our plaster casting.  We started with the first step and dug a hole.  We decided to do a plaster casting of our feet.

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We mixed the plaster and water, but somehow it did not turn out as well as we planned.  It was a little more liquid-y than the buttermilk consistency that was expected.  But! We managed to get most of the mold to set, but some of the toes fell off or got smushed…

While we waited we just played in the water and did some cool dance moves.

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The finished product (Minus some toes)…

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This activity was really fun and it was really great to get our hands dirty!  I didn’t know it was so easy to make a plaster cast of a foot!  It’s great to think that it is so simple to create art.  All of our supplies were just from a hardware store and we just used the environment as our mold.  Plaster casting is just a fun and simple way towards actually sculpting something out of plaster.  We didn’t really sculpt anything, but we used our natural curvatures as a mold and sculptor.  This activity has been my favorite so far!

WK 4- Classmate Conversation- Minyon Spencer

This week in Art110, I had met the lovely and charming, Minyon Spencer!

She is a first year, majoring in Finance.  She came all the way from Tracy, a city in San Jaoquin County.  We met before going into Jeannette Viveros’s exhibit.  We were both marveling at how crazy her piece was.  She brought up the whole Hook episode from Spongebob idea and I couldn’t have agreed more.  We laughed about the episode and our love for that yellow sponge.  We both enjoyed the use of different textures and senses involved in the piece and really liked the furry, cotton candy walls.  We both agreed that it would be possible to sleep standing up because of it.  We interviewed the artist together and then sat down for our own interview.

Minyon attended high school in Tracy and did cheerleading.  She enjoys ice cream in the Parkside dining hall and loves watching vines, six second videos on the app Vine.  She is currently raving about these twins on Vine that are hilarious and good looking.  We bonded over the hilarious Jerome Jarre vines with squee-rals (squirrels) and proceeded in doing the famous squirrel calls.

Minyon is super awesome and we’re probably hanging out later this week because we are apparently HALL MATES.

Minyon and I enjoying the pink furry wall of "Utterly Pink"

Minyon and I enjoying the pink furry wall of “Utterly Pink”

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