Our task was to create a chair sculpture. Sculpture is a two- or three-dimensional form of fine art where the artist creates representative or abstract shapes and designs. We were tasked with coming up with a theme and creating a sculpture based on that theme using the chair as a base. We used the design process to complete this, which included planning, sketching, etc. I chose ruins as my theme, because I think ruins are scary and cool.

we first had to learn about the different techniques and elements about sculpture. Of the 15 total elements, line, shape, space, mass/volume, texture/pattern, movement, colour, plane, balance, form, proportion/scale, value, contrast/variety/focal point, repetition/rhythm, and harmony. Of these 15, we were tasked with using at least six in our chair sculpture. I didn't know what to choose, so I just made my chair sculpture first, and see what I have and what I should add. We also learned a wire technique. We practised was with wire, newspaper, and tape, wherein we created the a snake around an ice cream and then covered it with newspaper. Using what we’d learned about techniques and elements, we planned our chair sculpture. We chose our theme. Researched things that would help us make our theme come to life, and drew many sketches of what we wanted our final sculpture to look like. Although it looked very different at the end. After this, we were split into small groups to share our ideas and get some recommendations from our classmates and Ms. Jardin. From this, I created my final sketch and got approval from Ms. Jardin, which allowed me to get to work. I first made my wire tree because I wanted to put the tree in the middle of my chair sculpture. and because it looked shiny. Next, I made my background for the hole in the chair. It took longer than expected because all of the plaster. After it finished drying I plastered it on to my chair. I then started to work on my vines which took about 2 classes to finish. Once that was complete, I didn't know what to add, so I thought for a while, and wanted to add a waterfall. I made my waterfall in about 3 days and hot glued it on my chair. I used newspaper for the waterfall, so it can look more realistic. I then added the old building pieces on my chair, so it can look more old and ruin like. We then took the next 5 classes to paint and finish up our chair sculptures.

Overall, I am proud of my work as I accomplished many of my goals, worked very hard over the course of two months, and my final product looks pretty good and different from what I had imagined. In doing this, I discovered three personal strengths: productivity because I created many pieces of the sculpture in this period; my creative ideas because I didn't know what to add on my sculpture for a while and just thought of  a couple of things to add; and project planning because my final chair sculpture doesn’t look different from sketches.  If I were to do it again, I would probably try to make it  more neat because some parts of the chair had some colours of paint which I didn't need.

To summarize, the project is about creating a chair sculpture using our chosen theme. After the project is done, I think I did better than I thought I would and I think everybody else that did this project also did really good. I think the most challenging part was creating everything before the deadline because many of us struggled to finish in time, but most of us were able. Even though I rushed a little at the end. I think that organization and planning are the two most important skills that I have learned and will help me in real life beyond the art studio.

This is an science experiment about air pressure. We learned the high pressure goes to low pressure. We also learned that hot air is low pressure, and that cold air is high pressure.


  • Put a little water in soda can
  • Heat the soda can until it steam
  • Get cold water
  • Put the hot can with water in the cold water
  • observe


If you were a Japanese female in the Meiji Period working in the silk factory was not worth it because you the living conditions were horrible and illness was very common. Japan had a 100 year late start in the industrial revolution. The Tokugawa family which ruled Japan didn’t want any contact from America and Europe from 1603 to 1868, but this changed during the Meiji period in 1868. Under new leaders of Japan launched a campaign to try to catch up to the west. Japan followed Europe by having the Woman in Japan work in the Textile industry, but if the woman refuses they were then forced to go to a brothel and become a prostitute. Although the silk factory seemed to be better than being sold to a brothel, there was still a lot of suffering and depression.

One reason that working in the silk factory is the worst possible job is because of the living conditions. The living conditions in the silk factory were horrible because of the cramp rooms and dining hall. In “Supplementary Document Living conditions” it is shown that the females in the silk factory live inside a dormitory. Each room is a 12-matted room. The evidence indicates that the females didn’t have a good spot to sleep after many hours of hard work. Furthermore, according to “Supplementary document Living conditions” The dining hall was also filthy and the food miso soup, pickles and pickled radishes which are old and smells bad. Sometimes in the miso soup they also can find dead cockroaches. Given this evidence, it is logical that the living conditions as a silk worker are really bad which increases the chance of them getting sick. In conclusion, a reason for being in a silk factory is the worst is because of the living conditions, because of the cramp rooms and food.

Furthermore it is a lot easier to get sick from the silk factory than any other work. The Hygienes in the silk factory are really bad. In (Doc. D) Most of the reasons why females stop working in the silk factory isn’t because they got married. It’s because they got sick from work. 24% was sick and some died. Only 6% got married. This clearly explains that the work or the hygiene in the silk factories are really bad. Further evidence suggests that “Supplementary document Woman in Meiji” Misiko Hane offers light in the same context, “A weeding out process had already taken place. These people had survived the “ordeal.” Many who were less hardy had fallen by the wayside, dying of tuberculosis or even committing suicide.” Therefore, historians may assume that the hygienes in the silk factory are really bad or the work the the females are given were too harsh. Based on the evidence, it is clear that the hygienes in the silk factory was really bad.

As a young female in Meiji Japan, if you were not working in a factory, you could be sold to a brothel. According to “Women in Meiji” females didn’t work in the factory had to be sold to a brothel. This also includes underagedfemales can also be sold to brothels. During the Meiji period in Japan prostitutes were considered less than human. Given the evidence, some conclude that it’s better to go to the factory then having to be sold to a brothel. Although this argument seems convincing at first, in reality the factory workers often suffered greatly from sadness and depression. There didn’t seem to be any hope. In particular, “Document G” is about a girl who wrote a song about how she wanted to go back to her family, but in the end of the song she thought that her family just wanted to sell her again after she came back. Given  the evidence, it is therefore logical to conclude that their families have abandoned them and they are going through depression. After looking closely at both sides of the issue, one can see that they are both horrible situations to be in, and that none of them are better situations.

Being a Japanese female in the Meiji Period meant working in the silk factory was not worth it because the living conditions were horrible and illness was very common. After examining the reasons, it is clear that illness, and living conditions make living in the factory horrible. The fatigue that the workers got after work were incredibly high, but what did they get in return were horrid living conditions. The living conditions made them weaker because they stuff, so much woman in a room that if one made a loud sound everyone would wake up. This made them even more fatigue and weakened them to be easier targets for illnesses. In the end, both of the situations are horrible.

What will be easy? What will be challenging? What ideas do you have already? Why do we use the design process and not just take our first idea? What are you looking forward to about this task? What topic are you thinking of? Why? ADD a photo of your design and briefly explain how you think you'll make it.

In our short time before Tet break. The easiest thing is probably to think of the ideas for the sculptor. The most challenging is trying to is to choose the materials in a short amount of time. I have an idea of what the door for the ruins is going to be. I think i'm going to use subtraction and add a real rock to the chair. We use the design process to plan how we can make it look better. I'm looking forward to actually making the sculpture because it seems fun. I'm thinking of making a ruin because I think that old ruins are cool and their might be space stuff.


Debate Statement: The Invention of air conditioning radically transformed human life more profoundly than the computer.

Pro : Sean, Andy, Michael

Con : Andy F, Spartacus, Kyle

Debate roles

Debate planing doc

filmed Debated footage:


Judge Assessment

Peer Assessment

Debate Reflection:

I learned that the fact that you day may be fake, but if you say it with confidence and persuasively you can make people believe it is true. You can tell a lie and people can think it’s true if you say it very confidently and sound persuasive. You can also do body motion which makes people think it’s true. That the team that we thought was going to lose made a persuasive argument and won. To make a better script because my script wasn’t that good and I got nervous while doing the debate and rush through my script.

This time the grasshoppers lived longer but they still died. This time the plants also died and there was moss growing in the ecodome. I think that the two grasshoppers had diarrhea because it stinks, so badly. The plant rotted as we planned, so next time we're going to use the dirt that Mr. Swart gave us.


I Layered the animals on the background on this page. I think this piece of art is pretty good, but I kind of think that the background doesn't really fit in with the animals. The New York student we work with did the background and we agreed that the background was fine.


I also did the research page. The research page is when I layered all of the research drawings on each other and research about the animals and put it in a presentation. I also did a poster with Antonio.The easiest one was the poster because me and Antonio worked on it together and we just needed to find pictures. The most challenging is the layering. I had to get it in the right place and have to delete the white places. Some of the animals wasn't drawn properly and when i use the magic wand it deleted everything.

I think the skype call was pretty interesting and awkward because we've been working together without knowing each other, and now we met each other and it kind of feel awkward.


I think that our final shop is pretty well made because the front cover of our book looks pretty good and there's also a description. I think that I can promote this by saying to go to the link and buy the book for donating to endangered animals on social medias.

img_0588We begun to make our second biodome. This time we added a different kind of dirt from the outside where we got the plants. This time we also added some corn for food and some rocks in the pool of water so they can drink without drowning. We also didn't add the worms to see if the worms were the cause of the disappearance of the grasshoppers.

The grasshoppers had lived longer than before, but the was some moss this time and it really smells. This time none of them drowned and they didn't disappear. Also this time the plants died. Nothing really changed except that the corn and the worms. We think that the worms were the one who made the grasshoppers disappear, but we're going to make one more test to see if it's true. Next time we'er adding worms and some more plants to make more air.