I chose to showcase my turtle because I thought that it was really great. We learned that sea turtles are an endangered species. People are protecting turtle nests that are on the beach. I don’t think I would change anything if I could. I hope you liked it!
In art we made dreidel pictures using the method of Chuck Close. Chuck close is disabled and can’t move from the waist down. He has a special thing to help him move the paint brush. He also has dyslexia so it is hard for him to focus on the whole picture. He has motorized turner to turn the painting around because he can’t do it himself. He grids his paintings and focuses on one square at a time. He does different designs in each square with different shade of one color (if you don’t get that just look at the picture and it will most likely make sense. My favorite part of making this is the fact that this was the first time Mrs. Gutterman did this style of art with a class. It was really fun and I liked being able to be creative with my designs (all though it is really stressful). I don’t think that I would change anything because it looks really good to me.
In art, we made 3/4 (three quarter) view self portraits. We learned about how VIncent Van Go and Rembrandt painted portraits using 3/4 view. I learned that the famous important painters painted themselves holding a paintbrush and a pallet, and them standing in front of an easel. Van Go wasn’t very confident in himself, but he still painted himself holding a paintbrush and a pallet while standing in front of an easel. Here is a picture of my 3/4 viewself portrait (I didn’t finish it yet, but when I do I will put it up):
During the holiday Sukot (סוכות) I learned about the Uspizin (אושפיזין or Biblical Guests). You might be wondering what this has to do with 3/4 view portraits, but I made another 3/4 view portrait on an Ushpiza (אושפזה or Biblical Guest (f)), and she was Miriam (מרים), and I put my picture of her up in the Sukah (סוכה). Her character traits are: brave, smart and thankful. She is brave and smart because she helped Moses (משה) lead the Jews (בני ישראל) out of Egypt (מצרים). She is thankful because she was the first one to break into song and say thank you to G-d when they got through the sea. Here is the picture of Miriam that I drew:
It is my favorite because I used my favorite colors. First I made a big oval, then I made an “L” that is backwards, then I made two circles, one circle in the middle and one circle in the other middle. I made one, two, three lines for my eye lashes. Then I made one big thing for my hair and at the end I made a circle and at the other end I made a circle. I made a little curve for my mouth. I made a neck and then a little curve thing for my shirt and then I colored it in with pink paint. It is my favorite art work because it looks like me.