smART is a series of one-hour art lessons that are facilitated by the future art educators in the Art History 310 course. The program was offered to any local students grades K-12 that are in public, private, or homeschooled. This is the first semester that Lycoming has held such an event for the students to practice teaching art to other students and has been well received throughout the Lycoming community. Surprisingly, registration for this event filled up in less than a day of it being available! As we started planning for this event, we were shocked by the number of people who want this type of program!
A common grievance among most college students is required group projects, and Lycoming College is no exception. Every semester, in at least one class, I have been tasked with a group assignment. Although we understand the necessity of learning how to work together, it can be very frustrating when everyone isn’t on the same page. Group projects can either be successful or fail miserably. Looking back on my former group projects, I have bulleted a few things that I find lead to a more successful experience.
Choosing a college is never easy. As a senior in high school, my search for the perfect school was challenging. I knew I wanted to study art and become an art educator. My ultimate goal for the future is to be a children's book author and illustrator. So as I looked into different schools, I paid particular attention to each school's art program as well as the education programs they offered.
At the end of every semester I like to reflect on how I have grown as an artist through my art classes. This semester I took Color and Design, which is a required foundation course for any studio art major. Color and Design is a class that reinforces our understanding of the elements and principles of two-dimensional design as well as color theory.
During my freshman year at Lycoming College, I did not believe I was going to be a student worker because I (fortunately enough) did not need to work. My first semester I really wanted to have all the time I could to adjust and focus on my studies. The fall of 2015 semester started out rough. I had lost my grandpa over the summer and I was not in the best state of mind coming to school. I really embraced my classes and huddled under the mountains of work that I had to get done.
What is an artist-in-residence? Well, every semester the art department at Lycoming College hosts an artist to come in for a week and work with the students to setting up a gallery exhibit and hold lectures to inform the students on what he/she is presenting. Typically, the artist already has a plan for the exhibit, but workshops with us to us create a dialogue about the content to be displayed.
Recently I went to my high school to observe the classes for my education courses. What stuck out to me was that one of the students was surprised that I was from Lycoming. “I didn’t know they had an education major!” she said to me. Then I had to explain that, no, Lycoming does not have education as a major.
Let's face it, some of us dread the thought of having to take math classes, let alone at the college level. So would I be crazy if I said my college math class is fun? I think this has a lot to do with my professor, because he understands that mathematics is not for everyone, and can seem like a scary thing if you've only ever had bad experiences with math in the past. What is even scarier is having a course named “Combinatorics” and not knowing what that means! There are two reasons why I took this course: the first is because I needed another mathematics course to fulfill my distribution requirements, and the second is that I had already had a class with the professor and I really enjoy his teaching style.
One of the downsides to being a commuter is having to deal with environmental issues. I live at home and my bedroom is in my basement. I do not live in a dorm with maintenance workers that will fix an issue that may arise. Now, I do not usually like to blame the forces of the universe for causing problems I might have, but this time is different.
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