Art, Defined through the Individual
Here at Woodside High School, there are a few classes which are not treated as classes at all: art classes. However, Woodside has reached out to these extended branches of art and now teaches four very different types: 2D Art, Ceramics, 3D Design, and Web Design. Some students believe that since it is an art class, it has to be an easy A, but when the real depths of art are explored, art is far from easy.
On other occasions, art is a release which one does often, simply because he/she has the natural skill or knack for drawing, or better referred to as constructing what they visualize in their mind into reality.
Because art is unfathomably different to each person, it varies in its difficulty. The ability for a student to draw an image or build an object that was spawned from the inner realms of their imagination takes time, work, patience, but most of all commitment. This commitment is what keeps their hands busily at work and makes what they imagine tangible.
Art is defined solely on the individual, and what one may call garbage, another would call art. With this in mind, it does not sound possible for an art student to turn in anything “wrong” because their perspective of art will be infinitely different from their instructor’s.
Personally, I do not exceed in the skill of drawing, but I found that my talents lie better in the field of 3D design, but to be more specific: origami. Since everyone is better at one form of art or another, I believe no one can say they “suck at art,” they just have not found the one that suits them best.
I have struggled with many arts, except web design since I have never tried it, but all it takes is innocent curiosity to try new things that influences someone to find what they are good at with expressing their imagination.
Art is not hard for the people who have found the kind that they are good at and love. Just always keep in mind that if you cannot seem to get one form of art just right, try another until you have found what you are looking for and then express everything you have into your creation because your art is basically you.
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