Thursday, May 26, 2011

First Week of School

A lot can happen in one week.  I was signed up for 2 classes--English Composition and Art History.  I realized in my third day that that would be too much for me.  Summer classes are intense.  I stayed up until 4 in the morning reading my Art History assignment.  The next day in English class, I could barely stay awake, let alone think.  It's been years since I've done anything school related.  So I dropped my English class.  I had started out with such enthusiasm, but realized quickly that my grades might suffer if I felt overwhelmed.  Once I've become more accustomed to school, I think I will be able to take more classes at once.  Difficult as it was, I think I made the right decision.


school campus

My first day of school was a little bit happier.  I was challenged and met the challenge.  The professor announced that 20% of our grade would come from class participation.  Where I had previously hoped to sit in a corner and quietly write papers, I found myself trying to answer virtually every question she asked.  I even went so far as to try to convince everyone (myself included) that a toilet can be a work of  art.  If that isn't effort, I don't know what is.


walkway to school

The class--Art History--is made up of mostly youths.  There was at least one older woman there who is a stay-at-home mother.  But the kids haven't seemed at all prejudicial towards me, which has been nice.  I'm just a person there to learn, like anyone else.


school waterfountain

The class and readings have thus far been fairly interesting.  Art history is more than simply looking at pieces of art.  It's also the study of the political and religious, etc. history of the artwork.  I am already familiar with some of the background of the artwork as much of it is biblical.  It's interesting to see how artistic expression has evolved over time, becoming more sophisticated as civilization came into being.

I will try to keep up with my blog, even though I have a lot of homework.  Perhaps I'll share a bit of art history as time goes on.

4 comments:

Psycho Babbling Basher said...

Yay! Exciting times! Booyah!

ima girl said...

I obviously am behind in reading blogs,sorry I missed this!!!

It must be exciting to study art history :)

What I want to know is are you a artist also?

You know I love art and artists and anything about art ♥

Adult Student said...

I am a bit of an artist also. Maybe I'll post some pics of my work in a future post. :) Thanks for asking.

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