Clay Whistle Project 

This semester in 3D art, our class designed individual clay whistles. The whistles were made out of normal grey clay, and designed using sgraffito. When this assignment was first announced to the class, my first thought was that I was going to have trouble making my whistle work, and having a design on the whistle as well.  Even though making the whistle have sound was difficult for everyone, after many days of art class, my whistle had sound. After this step, it was time to come up with my design and start working. My initial thought was to make a clay whistle that looked like a llama, like my clay pot. As I started working, with the help of Mrs. Briar, I then decided to work on a camel clay whistle. This process was difficult for me since this was a whole different design process. Personally, I enjoyed creating the pinch pot, because it was much easier and fun for me, and being able to create the different designs in the llama. One thing that I would change going back into the process would be having different many ideas in mind for the disgning process. Overall, this project was fun and I was very happy with how my clay whistle turned out. 


Grabovetskiy Artwork 

For our E-Learning art class, we were asked to research a wood sculpture artist, and write a few paragraphs describing them, and their artwork. The artist I choose to research was an artist named, Alexander Grabovetskiy. 

Grabovetskiy only specializes in wood sculptures, although the work he has completed has given him the privilege of winning the International Woodcarver of the Year, awarded by the Wood Worker’s Institute. Alexander Grabovetskiy is considered one of the most talented wood carvers today. He has created many beautiful works of art some including furniture, architectural carving, and decorative carving. Alexander has been known for making his work hand made, instead of using machines, as well. 

Grabovetskiy has always had a passion for art. When he was 6 years old, he took his first private lesson of wood carving from his grandfather. His passion from art increasingly grew from that first wood carving lesson. As he grew older and turned 16, his work of art impressed artist Vladimir Tokarev. Tokarev then made Alexander his apprentice. Sent to prision at a young age due to his faith, he encountered many obstacles in becoming a famous wood carving artist. 

At age 21, Grabovetskiy moved into the United States as a political refugee, and immigrated to the United States in 1996, as a political refugee. Grabovetskiy moved to the United States with his wife, and 10-year old son. His woodworking business, created while he was in prision, soon grew. He employed a number of craftsmen, who were, like himself, Christian refugees in the United States. 

Today, Alexander lives and works in South Florida. Alexander Grabovetskiy can turn a plain piece of wood into something fantastic and eye catching. Focusing on each detail, Grabovetskiy’s work is very precise and uses many different elements and forms. Because of his love from art from a very young age, Alexander Grabovetskiy has grown up to be a very well known, artist. 


Final Paper Sculpture


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My paper sculpture is representing “no smoking”. I decided to use this topic since I feel I am informed on this topic, and understand the dangers. When creating this artwork, I decided to use a shadow box to incorporate each element I wanted to display in my work. I used different sizes and colors to make the artwork pop. Types of elements and principles of art I used were space, color, and pattern. I used color by using different colors of paper and having different areas of the artwork stand out. Each of these elements worked together o make the viewers’ eyes move along the artwork to understand each detail and piece.  The meaning of this artwork is to display the dangers of smoking, and to show the viewer that smoking is bad, and to stop smoking. When making the art, I used grey paper to make clouds, representing how the pollution of the smoke being released effects the world around us. I feel like this artwork was a success, since the viewer can look at the artwork, and understand what the work is displaying. Some strengths I had in this artwork, was using different types of colors and shapes to explain and display the purpose of the work. The artwork shows what I intended, and gives the lesson I was shooting for.

Paper Home Reflection 

In 3D art class, I built a model of my house out of paper. My house had a roof, and a front and back. In the front of the house I created the Windows, garage, and the front door. I made the front have a yard and built plants to create effect to the front of my house. In the back of my house I made a deck, and had Windows, plants, and a door as well. To make my artwork have texture, I made the grass out of a tool called a crimper. This made the grass have feeling and look textured and not just flat.  I used the Principle Of Design, Pattern on the roof of my house when I created shingles. This made the roof stand out and resemble the roof on most houses. I also used shape, when I was creating my deck in the back yard, and when I was building the front and back yard. The meaning of this artwork was to show that you can use the tools and resources you have learned in 3D art, to create something that you see everyday and makes you who you are, something as simple as your house. This is showing individuals who want to learn more about 3D art, that it doesn’t always have to be complicated, but sometimes you have to think outside of the box. My artwork turned out to be very detailed and in depth when it came to specific details. I maybe could’ve spent a little bit more time on making my roof look a little better and more put together, but overall I thought it looked pretty good. I feel like the artwork I created was a success, because the house turned out to resemble many different characteristics and designs of my house.

About me!

Some of my hobbies are soccer, cross country, track, playing guitar, and listening to music. I’ve been playing guitar since I was 8, and played soccer from when I was 6-14! I run cross country and track for high school, and have been running since the summer of 5th grade. When it comes to school, my favorite subject is language arts. My faroite places to go is Disney World, and many beaches in Florida! In my family I have a broher, Corbin and my mom and dad!


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