Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
On September 13 I start my Mon./Wed. class: Fundamentals of Interior Design
Work is going to be a little crazy this week which I'm NOT excited about. When I'm not in school it's easy for me to work both jobs in one day! I can open at one and close at the other...easy as pie. When I'm in school I can't do that. Mon.-Thurs. I can ONLY work one job a day. In order for both jobs to give me hours...I have to stretch myself thin. I've been working about 30 hours a week (5 days) at Palais Royal and anywhere from 4-22 hours a week at Gymboree. The past 6 weeks I've worked 40-46 hours a week between both jobs. When I took my drawing class back in June, I had to drop my hours drastically to 20-30 between both jobs. My last week of class I ended up working a total of 18 hours (both jobs). Both jobs are severely understaffed which is extremely unfortunate for me. Luckily both jobs have hired at least one new person and they continue to interview. I'm just afraid that I'll have to have words with my bosses so they don't schedule me like they have this week, again. Like tomorrow for instance:
- Class: 11:00-12:20
- Gymboree: 1:00-3:00
- Palais Royal: 3:30-9:30
Are they crazy? When am I going to work on my homework assignments, huh? I'll have to figure it out and hopefully they'll become flexible again! At least it's only the first week and I probably won't get MUCH homework after the first class. Luckily my other class isn't for a few more weeks either. I think I'm just tired because I haven't had a day off since the 17 and I've worked 81 hours since then.
I can do this!!! Yea!!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Technical Drawing for Interior Designers is one of the courses. I assume that I'll be learning how to draw floor plans in this class.
I guess I'll find out in the Spring when I take the class :-)
I'm not too nervous about taking the technical drawing class but I think the presentation drawing class will be a challenge. These are the only 2 classes that I know of that require drawing but some of the other classes may require it as well....I guess I'll find out when the time comes!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
This assignment was done during class the first week. We were partnered with a classmate and required to draw them using a fine tipped sharpie doing ONLY scribbles. I picked this one because it was the first assignment we did in class that I actually enjoyed.
This was our 4th out of 7 homework assignments. I wasn't particularly fond of this drawing but I chose to put it in my portfolio because it was one of the first drawings that I got a decent grade on. It was a study of light logic of different objects and their textures. This was done in graphite and pencil.
3. Shape and Volume Study- White Still Life
This was a class assignment done our second week in class. All the objects were white and we drew in the dark with only spotlights on the objects. This was my favorite class assignment and it was also my first good grade in the class. We were required to use charcoal and a kneaded eraser.
4. Happy Snowman #2
This was a classwork assignment using acrylic paint. We did 3 wet media assignments in class and this was my favorite of the three. I chose this one for my portfolio because I got an "A" on this painting.
5. Self-Expressed Through Objects
This was homework assignment #6. We had to draw 3-5 objects that expressed who we are. The cat shows my love for cats (dah), the nutcracker shows my love for the Nutcracker Ballet and ballet in general and the stiletto shows my love for shoes and fashion all together. Conte crayon was the required media for this assignment. I didn't get the grade I deserved for this drawing but I chose it for my portfolio because it was one of my drawings that I was most proud of.
6. Lost and Found Edges
I didn't think I would have another drawing done as well as my lost and found edges piece but this was my personal best. Homework assignment #5 using charcoal and graphite. I wanted the bathroom rug to be the focal point and I personally feel like I succeeded in that department. The entire class, including the teacher, was extremely impressed and I received my first "beautiful" critique from the class. This drawing is my pride and joy and I almost want to get the dang thing framed.
Modeling Study In Graphite
Hallway Perspective In Pencil
Happy Snowman #1 In Acrylic Paint
Happy Skeleton In Pencil and Graphite
Final Exam: Psychological Self-Portrait In Graphite and Conte Crayon
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