C2- Art & My Life

This semester at CSULB changed my point of you on my outlook towards my future, specifically it was changed by one course, Art 110. Art 110 and Glenn really opened my eyes on a new way to view the educational system in a way that makes you want to enjoy it. I was introduced to types of visual arts and was allowed to create and try new thing as well as meet new people throughout the course. Art 110 especially aloud me to feel as if I was taking break from school, and I was, I was aloud to sit down and have thoughtful conversations with new interesting people about themselves and there art. This course also helped me take a look back at my life and change things that didn’t suit me.

-1973 Datsun 240z-

Reflecting back on this course Art110 and Glenn have taught me to enjoy my time in college and that there is no need to rush it. When I first came into college I had the mindset to finish as quickly as possible, after this semester I am now thinking differently about how I want to finish college. The main reason college students including my self get overwhelmed and stressed is because we are taking to many units, meaning we are throwing to much work load onto ourselves making school unpleasant and draining. Personally I love the idea of my college career to be enjoyable and exciting, so from here on out im going to be keeping my mental state in check and my course load in order to have more free time to spend with family and friends.

Some of my favorite experiences this semester occurred at the SOA Student Art Galleries, meeting these artist and being able to talk to them on a deeper level about there work is something that I fell in love with this semester, I loved meeting these new people and being able to ask them questions about there pieces and understanding there thought process to form there art. Even though we are not required to attend the galleries every week anymore for the course, personally for my self interest I am going to continue to attend the galleries. As I think about the artist I have met and the galleries I have seen I can see a connection with my field of engineering, artist present there art as engineers present there inventions, art is all around and is seen in many forms but if it comes from within and you present to the world and your thought-process created it, that is your own creation, that is your art.

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