Friday, August 31, 2018

Random Tid Bits

  1. I had a first year college student that came up to me to say, "I ran out of red acrylic paint." I said, "That's too bad. You can go get some." She said, "I don't have money to go get any." I said, "Ok. Well maybe you could trade paint with someone. You could give them yellow for red, or something like that." I knew she wouldn't do that. She's too shy, and has barely talked to anyone in the 4 weeks she's been here. I then said, "We try to get what we can in your supply kits, but we have a budget that hasn't changed in years. Everyone uses different amounts of things." She went off to meet her mom at an art supply store to have her buy her red acrylic paint.

    One of their questions on a test, for my other class was, "An artist should be..."

    A) a problem solver

    B) a liberal

    C) only a rule breaker

    D) only a rule follower.

    I could careless what political branch they want to follow. They should learn the rules, then learn when it's ok to break them. The answer was A) a problem solver. 

  2. One of my student's assignments is to paint a color wheel. Exciting I know. It's one of those right to passage assignments that every art student has to do. I said in lecture, "I see that many student's orange and yellow-orange has too much red in them. Orange looks more like Red-Orange and Yellow-Orange looks too much like Orange. Remember acrylics dry darker than they look when they're wet. Add yellow."

    I walked around and a girl said, "How does my orange look?" I said, "Where's your commercial color wheel at?" She said, "Oh I don't know." I said, "You have to look at what you're painting to know what you need to achieve. If I'm painting a cow, I need a cow reference to look at." Another one that needs to problem solve. 

  3. It's Sports Dress Up Day where I work. *Insert eye roll. I'd say most artists don't really get into sports. I'm already sick and tired of hearing about Huskers with their new coach that's supposed to be A.m.a.z.i.n.g. I'm not saying you shouldn't like sports. I just think it's odd an art school has a  Sports Dress Up Day. I sometimes look for Sumo Wrestler or Forest Gump playing Ping Pong shirts for this day. They really don't have anything much.

    I decided to wear my 80s sweat band/wrist band set. Mica came out from his room wearing his bear shirt that's also wearing an 80s headband. I said, "Please take that off, so I can wear it." He said, "Really Mom?!" I said, "Yes really." 

  4. Mica joined Cross Country. The second day he texted Travis asking if he could pick him up from the bus stop that's right up the street. Little man Tall boy is sore!

  5. Mica somehow missed the memo that Picture Day was on Thursday. We've never missed Picture Day. I'm thinking that they could have handed out the paper work on that when he was late due to a late bus, due to heavy rain.

    I told Travis, "Goodness I make sure all my students that miss class get paperwork, and handouts that they missed. I think that's nice for college. I'd think they'd do the same in middle school!"


Theresa Mahoney said...

Maybe it's the age that comes with lack of problem solving skills. Mariah is smart. Like, really, really smart. But when it comes to basic problem skills, you would never know that she's got a big brain. It baffles me for some of the idiotic stuff she does in everyday life sometimes.

mail4rosey said...

I think it's funny your son is big enough now that you can wear his clothes!! LOL man, that time flew. Sorry you missed picture day. Is there a make-up day designated?

jjmon2012 said...

You didn't say what grade or I missed it. PROBLEM SOLVING is something that ever one needs to be able to do. And they need to do it quickly some times.

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

I just bought another pack of watercolour paint for my daughter Obi last week. She will join the painting class soon. And we never miss picture day as well! It's fun to have those pictures showing my kids' growth :)


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