This semester I am taking my first ever art class to fulfill one of my McDaniel Plan requirements.
I did such a great job avoiding them, as art isn’t exactly my forte, for three and a half years. For my creative expression requirement, while other people were taking ceramics, drawing, or jewelry making, I took a creative writing class.
However, I have my first class in Peterson, our “clean arts” building on campus. I am taking Native American art, in order to become a well-rounded student. Although this is not a class I am taking out of extreme interest, it fit in my schedule and I am taking it with one of my roommates so it shouldn’t be too bad.
The best contrast in classes like this one are the combination of students and their interests. My classmates are divided into one of two groups: those are here for an art related major or minor, and those who are here to graduate.
I am learning a lot just from the art students in my class, and I am quite impressed with their knowledge and the information that they know. As I sit staring at the art, just enjoying the lines and colors, my fellow classmates know what certain symbols mean and what it says about the culture.
I am looking forward to seeing where I stand on Native American art upon completing this course.