I want to start getting ready for study abroad. I leave for Rome in a little over a week! I finally sat down with my professor/supervisor for the trip and decided on what I'm going to do for International Studies in Studio. I decided on Drawing (instead of Photograph, Painting, or Printmaking) but it'll be easier (when traveling), cheaper, and I could always use the practice. Besides, I was going to take a Advanced Drawing this summer on campus as my second art elective before I decided to study abroad. Studying abroad is a better option than taking classes on campus this summer because I'll be able to get a required art history credit in Rome and wouldn't be able to get that on campus as they aren't offering an art history classes this summer on campus. I would have had to transfer in an art history from another school (which is tricky as my school makes it difficult to do that) and pay for a 3 credit elective that wouldn't count toward my degree just to live on campus. Now that I'm going on the Italy tour, I'll be able to get 6 hours of credit that will actually count toward me degree. It's worth the extra cost to take those abroad. The experience itself will be more than worth it.
I made my own syllabus thing yesterday to for my drawing studio. I'll be filling at least two sketchbooks with at least two longer and finished drawings. I know that sounds like a lot for only a month, but I'll want make the most of my experience in Rome. Besides some of them with be short gesture/action drawings. I'm so excited! I can't wait to get over there an get started. I'll be buying my art supplies today and I'm excited for that too.
Only a few more hours and I'll be done with Sculpture and all my required art core classes! From here on out, I'll be in control over what art I concentrate on. I can't wait to draw this summer and paint next Fall. I'll have to start on my senior review art exhibition artwork as well. That'll be my own artwork outside of coursework. I'll probably do more paintings. I probably start on that this summer if I have the money. Otherwise, I'll start planning and do them next and Fall and Spring. Oo, and I'll have to remember to prepare some artwork to be sold in August at the auction during our family reunion.
I've got until Noon today to finish my sculptures. I have everything fabricated but not finished (grinding, sanding, staining). My metal project looks ok, but I'm not to pleased with how my wood project turned out. Which is a shame as I enjoyed working in the wood shop so much more than the metal. I wish I had another week to work on them. I bet I could get both of them to look a lot better. But at this point, I'll just be glad to be done with finals.