Hello all! As you may or may not know, I am an Art + Design major here at Butler. Since this is just my first semester here, I am only taking one art class right now. I am enrolled in Drawing, which is one of the basic required courses of someone in the art program. In this drawing class, we present three sketches each week, plus one big project, as well as in-class drawings from observation.
Tuesday is critique day where we bring in the project we worked on over the weekend and present it to the class. We also present our sketchbook and get feedback from the class. I love crit days because I love discussing art and seeing what everyone has created! Thursdays are a little rough for me. We draw what is in front of us for three hours straight. The class sets up a still-life, which is basically a bunch of objects grouped together, and then we draw it. By the end of class on Thursdays, I am mentally drained! It is a long three hours! We are then given another homework assignment to present on Tuesday, and so the cycle continues. Below I have listed some of the work I have created in this class so far! Have a wonderful Wednesday, and thanks for reading!
Project 1: Self Portrait (Chalk pastel, sharpie)
Project 2: Object Still-Life (Graphite)
Project 3: Mark-making (Sharpie)
P.S. A Fun fact about the third project- that entire thing is composed of little tiny dots. This technique is called stippling. It took me three days to do. Fun stuff!
Wednesday night I went to see a play called Seven that was being shown here on campus. This show was put on by the Butler University Theater with the Phoenix Theater. The show chronicled the stories of seven women from different countries, telling their individuals stories of how they have overcome adversity. The play was really interesting and all of the actresses did an amazing job portraying people from all over the world (all of the accents were really convincing!) By going to the play, I also knocked out one of my Butler Cultural Requirements, which was an added bonus! The play is being shown again tonight and tomorrow night at 8 p.m. in the theater in Lilly Hall, so you should check it out!
Tonight is the first home volleyball game, and tomorrow night is the first home football game. I am excited for both games because the dance team will be dancing at them! Tonight is also the second annual Butlerpalooza. The bands featured will be Smash Mouth and Chiddy Bang. The concert starts at 8 p.m. and runs till about 10:30 p.m. The Concert will take place at Clowes Memorial Hall, and tickets must be picked up sometime today before 5 p.m., so make sure to get your tickets if you are planning on going! Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. is the Penrod Art Festival outside the Indianapolis Museum of Art, so that is another wonderful thing to check out!
There are plenty of fun things to do this weekend, so make sure you go and out and do them. I am also going to include a corny joke every Friday, so here goes: Why did the hipster burn his tongue?
He drank his tea before it was cool.
Happy Friday and thanks for reading
My name is Bekah and I am a freshman here at Butler! I am an Art + Design major and love sewing and being creative. My favorite things to make are purses, skirts, and dresses, as well as jewelry. I also love dancing (I am on Dance Team here at Butler), eating cereal (mostly Special K), corny jokes, and shopping at Target. I’m very excited to be at Butler this year, not only because Target is just a few miles away, but so I can make friends and be in such a strong academic environment. I hope you follow along with me during my journey as a freshman this year.
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