Today we had to model an ear with clay. And not just any ear, no, the exact ear of the one sitting next to you. I don’t have any experience at all in working with clay so I wasn’t too happy with this assignment.
So without any explanation about ‘how to’, we set off and got started. This is the outcome:
I hear you think “this is ugly”. I’m not finished yet.
Our homework for that week was to draw 10 ears in different perspectives. One week later we had the same assignment again; model an ear of clay. This week’s outcome:
Better, I think. So just by drawing and investigating the shape you’ll be able to understand it much better. It’s not always about how pretty the final outcome is but more about understanding the object you’re trying to create.
Let’s just jump in!
First day at school. All new students were divided into smaller groups. Every group had to create their own neighborhood for a fantasy city “Zooi Zitty”. To clearify things for the english people amongst us, “Zooi Zitty” means “Garbage City”.
Everyone had to collect garbage and take it with them to school. With this garbage we had to create the city. No other tools allowed.
We (our group) decided to create a jungle/forest. So we set off and got to work:
Some kind ostrich:
A nice and warm campfire:
View from above the whole city (including other group’s neighborhoods):
Any volunteer who wants to move to Zooi Zitty? :)
I’d like to explane the name “mymine” because I’ve been brainstorming on it for hours. Expleaning it is a lot easier. So, “mymine” has two meaningful things in itself:
1. “mine” as a possessive pronoun > This is my way of thinking about the world.
2. “mine” as a noun > A source for things, in this case a source for ideas, creativity and inspiration.
So, here I am, having a blog. Why?
Well, let me first tell you something about me. My name is Sanne Terpstra, seventeen years old and currently living in the Netherlands. Design has been one of my interests for quite a while now. Whether it’s product, graphic or industrial design, something keeps wanting me to see it.
But not just design, traveling, listening and making music, photos and films are also in my field of interests.
When I was fourteen I knew exactly what I wanted to do after middle-ageschool; studying Graphic Design. And now, three years later I moved to Breda to study it.
So to get back to the question “why?”.. The school itself wanted me to have a blog to highlight my developments while studying. Also, having this blog will help me improve my English since it is my second language.
So, here I am, having one. I’ll provide text, photos and films about the school, projects I’m working on and about my time spending here in Breda.
So if you’re interested in a student which studies Graphic Design at an art academy? Follow me.