The two most memorable experiences for me were the value portrait painting and Oaxacan Animal Bowls.
The value painting was a highlight of the semester because it changed my overall view on self portraits. I've always hated having to make self portraits, so I was not really looking forward to this project. To my surprise, the entire project was actually a lot of fun, and my final product came out pretty well. Because of this project, I will be more open to self portrait assignments in the future.
The Oaxacan Animal Bowl project was also one of my favorite assignments. Because the bowls were based off of endangered species, I felt like it was more significant than most of the others. It was also great to see which animals different people chose to represent, and how they went about doing it. This project made me more open to different styles of art, through opening my eyes to Oaxacan art.