I developed art making skills. With this being my first time taking art since 7th grade, there are a lot of skills that I have either never been taught or never done before. Styrogami was definitely a new skill for me. I started this unit not knowing exactly what I wanted to create. This was solely based on me not knowing how to create art just from styrofoam. After I got over this, I just starting gluing different pieces of styrofoam together. Once I had three pieces put together, I saw mickey ears and knew exactly what I wanted to make. At this time, I was able to put together a sketch.
I took risk. I always believe I take risks when it comes to creating these projects. I am a beginner with big dreams so I must take risks to get my work done. I imagined having a mickey that could move his arms, had a crown, and was wearing his signature red overalls. I have only worked with styrofoam when it came to packing. Never have I looked at the materials provided and had to sculpt them. Every piece I put together was a risk due to me not knowing fully the direction or form I wanted my end product to be.
I created original art. In the end, Mickey turned out to be totally different form what I expected. He was crowned with gold, had long arms, and hollow eye balls. I ended up loving my project and thought of it as an abstract version of Mickey mouse. I was extremely happy I was able to bring a piece of my childhood into my artwork.