Getty Center (Extra Credit)

The Farwell of Telemachus and Eucharis

Artist: Jacques-Louis David (1748 – 1825)

This painting in particular was made in 1818 based on two characters from the Odyssey, Telemachus and Eucharis.

The trip to the Getty Museum was a fun experience including the beautiful scenery and architecture. I will most definitely come back again.


C1 – Feedback (Extra Credit)

  1. What did you think of the A-B-C format?

The A-B-C format was an excellent way to keep the course organized throughout the semester. Since many of these assignments were made similarly to the ones in their category, it flowed smoothly throughout the course which makes it easier for students to keep track.

2. What did you think of the 4 Messy Hands activities? (Plaster Casting, Sketching in the Garden, Graffiti Writing & Finger Painting)

I really enjoyed doing the messy hands activities. Although I like to keep my hands clean and I tend to stay away from messy projects, doing these activities has opened my mind into doing more of messier activities.

3. What did you think of the 4 Life Design activities? (Design Thinking, ePortfolio, Environmental Portrait, vlog)

The life design activities were ones of the most useful activities I’ve done so far in my college classes (besides public speaking). You showed us how to create an online portfolio for our profession which I think is VERY useful in the future and I hope that many of your students will thank you for that. Also, the designed thinking activities has helped me structure my future and to clearly see what my goals are.

4. What did you think of the Student Choice & One More activities?

I do not recall doing these activities?

5. What did you think of visiting the SOA Galleries, having Conversations with SOA Artists, and blogging about them?

Being able to speak to a well known artist and being able to have a conversation about their work has also been a dream of mine. Speaking to these local artists has helped expanded my knowledge within art and showed me all their different views and perspectives on life which was very inspiring to me.

6. What did you think of using the class website,, plus your own websites, instead of BeachBoard?

This was an excellent idea because building a website is just like building your own social media account and many of us people love displaying ourselves to the world in a certain way. We had the options of making our blogs look the way we want to and we were able to express ourselves more freely.

7. What did you think of using WordPress for your blog?

Word press was very easy and simple to use. I’m glad you chose an easy site for us to use for our assignments.

8. What did you think of using Wix for your ePortfolio?

It took a while for me to get used to using Wix because there were so many options and so many things you can to to your blog! But overall, Wix was also an excellent site for us to present our profession which gave us the freedom to make it however we want.

9. What did you think of the guest speakers? (Internships, Study Abroad, etc)

I think you only had one speaker who was your former student, and soon to be teacher and I thought she was wonderful. She would sometimes help out during the activities and she definitely has as bright future in her hands.

10. What did you think of the times in class when we took time to meet new classmates? How many Art110 peeps did you know before the class started? How many do you know now?

To be completely honest, my first year of college was not a good year for me. I used to be social but ended up not really talking to anyone in the class. I’m glad you gave the class time to know each other and to network but the people in college is not my type of crowd. Hopefully, I can soon stop my social anxiety and be the social person that I used to be.

11. What did you think about having a class with no tests? I don’t just mean “was it cool to not have to take any,” but students use tests to guide their study and participation in a class. Students tend to learn what’s on the test, and to not learn anything that isn’t. Did not having exams make it harder to focus or find importance and relevance in the class?

Just because this class did not have test, doesn’t mean that we didn’t give it effort. I’m glad you made the point that college student focuses too much on passing a test rather than gathering and absorbing knowledge that they can apply to their life. It is basically wasting your time and money just to copy and paste information that you will forget within a week after.

12. Any other thoughts?

I’m glad I took this class because it showed me that CSULB isn’t just a school filled with like-minded individuals. You, as a professor, were very different from the rest and gladly showed us valuable lessons that many of these older people do not show. With me trying to become a professional in the music and fashion world, the class always has me inspired to create and to truly plan about my future. You have shown that students often forget why we go to college and that we must work hard as well as have fun in what we love doing. Your class was a great experience overall and I hope nothing but the best for you in the future.

C1 – Art & (My) Life

Art & My Life

Walking into Art 110, my first impression was that Professor Glenn Zucman had cool hair. Throughout my life I was always surrounded by different forms of art and I was always doing something artistic as a hobby, so being in an art class wasn’t new to me. But really, I learned a lot from this class along with the knowledge that I can apply to in my life. This was more than just an ordinary art course, but the lessons I learned were valuable as well.

To be honest I did not learn much this semester because much of the terminology and techniques taught in this class, I was already familiar with. But this class really did help me appreciate art more. I’m all for people expressing themselves and being able to see the work of numerous artists has inspired me even more. Usually, we admire the work of well known artists and creatives like Tyler, the Creator, Basquiat, Walt Disney, and Chief Keef. But we often forget and ignore that many of these local artists have also original and beautiful pieces of work that deserves recognition as well. Assigning conversations with artists at the art gallery has not only helped me understand the meaning behind the art, but also helped me appreciate their effort and love that they put into creating their vision. Many of their work varied from internal problems to their appreciation of nature. Many of these artists have shown me that there is no boundary in what we create and that self-expression is a very important in life. Because many of these artists are in our census, it has truly inspired me that many of us can do the same thing and that we have the potential to impact people’s lives in a positive way.

Just like I stated before, I have been around many forms of art and they all play a big role in my life. As a kid I always wanted to find an output to express myself, whether it is by drawing, breakdancing, or dressing fly. I’m always driven to create something in my vision and because I’m so art driven, I want to make my life a masterpiece. Currently I plan on being successful as a musical artist and I’ll be able to use that platform to branch out on other creative outlets like fashion, creative directing, and more. I truly believe that I was given a certain vision and artistic passion to make art. Although many would not agree with me, I will always see life as art because Earth without Art is “Eh”.

B8 – Environmental Portraits

In my environmental portrait, I was performing for a Thrift/Fashion event in West LA. Because of my eternal passion for music, I want to create music on my own. I am a musical artist known as Lil Polo and I enjoy making music that people can relate to and to inspire. My portrait shows the energy I’m putting off as well as a foreshadowing of my future in the background… Along with my environmental portrait, having someone take pictures of me while performing was a coincidence. And luckily I was able to find these pictures for my assignment.

B3 – Art Experience – Finger Painting

Storm of the Eye by Piolo

My overall experience of finger painting was very relieving. I take my paintings personal as I use it as a portal to my thoughts. I let my thoughts, ideas, and emotions rain over me. Although it was a a bit overwhelming with my emotions, I wanted to keep my painting minimal with white spaces. The red color illustrates the stress and anxiety that I was dealing with and the blue represents me trying to numb myself. The white spaces represents the room of feelings that I can expand towards and the purple line represents contentedness that we all people want to achieve. Although my painting looks very basic compared to other paintings shown, I am happy with what I came up with.