the passion project is where you take one of your passions, then one something related to art you can make. Then you put them together. I'm neutral about this project. I think that it will be just like all the other projects. I am going to make a clay table tennis racket that I'm going to hang in my room.
I need to learn how to make a proper racket, I need to learn how to able to make all the edges smooth possibly with a youtube video. I need to make a test racket, look and see what I might have done wrong, then make the finished project.
I made a mini version of my project. I learned that I am not good at connecting two separate pieces of clay, and that I need to work on it.Making the basic shaped went well, but connecting them didn't go very well. I need to research about how to connect two different pieces of clay.
Today I learned how to properly join clay off of a youtube video. I successfully made a miniature clay version. next class, I need to make a bigger version, and see how that will work. I forgot to take a photo, but I destroyed the miniature clay paddle.
Today, I made a larger version of the paddle. And joining the clay was successful, but some of the shapes look wonky, so I need to learn how to create the shapes. I learned that I could properly connect both of the clay pieces
Today I feel that I improved on my shaping skills. To do that I watched a guy sculpt things, and I tried to do what he did. For the next class. I want to make my final product.
Session 5: Today I messed up. I tried to create my final product, but I just couldn't get it to look right. out of frustration I destroyed it, and started working on my blog post early. Next class, I am going to print out a ping pong racket and use that to help me trace out the shape on the clay.
Session 6: I was able to create a good looking racket out of clay. Next class, I need to create more, because the one I made was quite small, when I'm finished, it could be a set. I learned that I can use paper to trace on clay, that will help me create a better shape.
Session 7: today, I was able to create two more successful rackets. Next class, I need to create one more, then I'll be done.