Art Chair Sculpture


Our task this quarter was to create a chair sculpture. Sculpture is a two or three-dimensional form of art where the artist creates representative or abstract shapes and designs. We were came 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. My theme was chair inception, so I created many other chairs on top of the base chair. I thought that this idea was quite creative and interesting to do, so I chose it. The project was based on creativity, planning, construction, and neatness.


We first began with learning about different elements about our sculpture. There are 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. Out of these elements, we have to choose some of the elements to put them in our sculpture. We planned about how our chair was going to look beforehand, and I did a couple of sketches of my idea. The 6 techniques I chose was: colour, shape, line, space, pattern, balance. Then we started sculpting our chair. I chose to make my chairs out of many different materials. The first chair I made was made out of cans, the second was made out of toilet paper rolls, the third was made out of cardboard, the fourth was made out of drumsticks, and the fifth was made out o chopsticks, the sixth and seventh are made out of clay. I colored them all by paint, and tried to create a wave of colors from bottom to top. I connected all the chairs together by sticking with hot glue. The process of making chairs was the easiest, and the painting process was the hardest because it was most time consuming. I took me a few months to finish my chair sculpture, and I think this project taught me a lot of things.


After finishing with my chair, I think that I am proud of my chair. It turned out to be exactly as the planning goes, except for the colors. I think that my chairs can have some more improvements on the structures and the coloring. I also think that I need some more details on my chair sculpture because it doesn’t really have any designs on it. If I were to do this again I would choose a different idea next time because I think the chairs on chairs idea is not really smart, and there are better options.


In this unit, we mainly learned about how to create sculptures, and show our chosen theme on the sculpture. This unit was fun, and I got to learned a lot about sculpting. I really would want to do this unit if I had the chance to do this again.

Social Media and Privacy

Jim’s parents spy on him everyday. They are able to see everything he does and everything that he says. They even know about him better than him knowing about himself. Jim finds out that he is being spied on, and he is absolutely horrified. After all this time, his parents whom he loved the most betrayed him the worst way possible. He decides to abandon his home and chooses to never go back there again. Because parents invade their kids’ privacy on social media, kids get upset and lose their trust in their parents. This links to how students and parents disagree on how teens should use social media. Parents should not spy on their kids because privacy should be respected and kids should be independent.  Critics may claim that social media negative influences on society; however, this is not a valid argument because social media helps people with communication and building relationships.


Parents should not interfere in their kids’ social media use if they can prove they are credible because privacy should be respected and trust should still maintain. If kids’ are not truthful, parents may have the reason to view their children’s privacy. Dan, father of three teenagers, stated that, “I trust you, and respect your privacy. The only thing is… trust is a two-way street. If at some point you started lying to us or deceiving us, then we would lose that trust.” This means that if the kids’ can prove to their parents that they are trustable, then the parents shouldn’t snoop around their children’s’ social media. As a result, trust can be gained or lost. Parents’ decision to check their children’s social media should be based on their children’s honesty. If the kids don’t tell the truth frequently to their parents, then the parents should have the reason to be able to view their children’s private accounts. If trust between the parents and the kids can be maintained, there is no reason for parents to view their children’s private information. Therefore for these reasons, parents decision to intervene with kids’ social media accounts should be based on their kids’ honesty.

Another reason parents should not spy on their children’s social media is that kids need to be independent. Under their parent’s watchful vision, kids would never be independent. That is why parents should not spy on their kids. An artifact states that, “The privacy organization TRUSTe proposes a different approach: parents should not censor their children online. Instead, they should “‘trust, but verify.”’ This means that parents shouldn’t follow everything that their kids do. A little bit of caution for their kids is okay, but never should parents spy or censor their children. There’s a line between “a little bit of caution”, and “invasion of privacy”. ”A little bit of caution” means that parents warn their children about the some websites children should not enter, and maybe check a few times on their kids. “Invasion of privacy” means that parents watch their children at all time, censor social media, and even spy on their kids. The children will never be comfortable on the internet and wouldn’t be independent. As expressed, parents never should completely invade their children’s privacy. There’s a limit to parents’ actions, and nobody should cross it.


By contrast, some critics may claim that social media is a wicked platform that has a damaging influence on teens. For example, a man named Anthony Orsini claimed that: “There is absolutely, positively no reason for any middle school student to be part of a social networking site! None. It doesn’t help them to have more friends.” Given the evidence, some may conclude that social networking sites have negative impacts on teens. Some will think that we will need to ban social media from teens. Although this argument appears to be convincing at first, social media actually has significant benefits to everybody in our society. A website named Reach Out stated that, “The internet and social media provide young people with a range of benefits, and opportunities to empower themselves in a variety of ways. Young people can maintain social connections and support networks that otherwise wouldn’t be possible, and can access more information than ever before. The communities and social interactions young people form online can be invaluable for bolstering and developing young people’s self-confidence and social skills.” The evidence suggests that social media is actually a great platform that can assists people in a varieties of ways. This shows the critics who claim social media is bad for the society are incorrect. People can communicate with each other on the other side of the world. Individuals actually can create, and strengthen relationships with others by social media. There are lots of ways social media can benefit human use. After looking closely at both sides of the issue and the evidence, one can see that social media is a beneficial creation to society. Teens should not be banned from accessing social media.

In conclusion, parents should not spy on their children since privacy should not be invaded and independence in kids must develop. Dignity is lost when parents spy on their children. When their children find out that they’re being spied on, all trust is gone. A little bit of warning their children is okay, but spying on their kids’ without informing them is unacceptable. Parents must consider what would their children feel if they knew that their parents have been lying to them the whole time.

Social Media Safety

What concerns would parents have about their children using social media?

Many parents should control their children’s use of social media due to teens meeting strangers and the chance of their child being kidnapped. Teens may accept friends requests from strangers, they could interact and eventually meet up in real life. The teens could possibly be kidnapped if they meet up with strangers in real life. For example, a guy that has a profile picture of a young girl may talk to a young boy, and they decide to meet up. Then the guy reveals that it was not a young girl the boy was talking to, it is an old guy. The guy may do cruel and terrible things to the boy after that. As a result, teens could fall into the traps, and could potentially be kidnapped because of accepting strangers as friends In conclusion, parents should restrict their children’s use of social media due to teens potentially being kidnapped.

Chair Sculpture 1

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? 

The part that I think is going to be the most challenging is coloring the sculpture. Because I plan to use very simple colors, and there won’t be a lot coloring details. The challenging part is going to make other smaller versions of the chairs. My idea is going to make a “chair-ception”, where stairs are stacked on top of each other. Each chair is going to be made out of different materials. And on of each chair, there is a smaller chair on the top of it. The pattern continues until the smallest one. Each chair will be planned to have different colors. I might paint all of the chair or use other materials to color them.  It is better than just take the first idea, we need feedbacks and more time to think about our project. The best idea you have in mind at the end is much certain better the first idea you had in mind. I am looking forward to see the results of the making of this task.

Link to Pinterest Board




This video is a really helpful tutorial for my project. It shows me how to make a chair out of cardboard. Not only I can apply this to cardboard, but I also can use this for other different tutorials. So this video will be the most relevant to assist me on my project.


Right now my progress grade is A-. I think that I am currently on track, and will finish before the deadline. I will need to create more sculptures to have an A or A+. I tried my hardest on my sculpture. Hopefully in the future the chair sculpture will turn out to be great. I will work harder and faster in the future to pursue an A or A+.

Things to do in the next 10 classes

  • Glue all the chairs together
  • Paint at least 3 chairs
  • Make sure that all chairs stand up right
  • Paint all chairs in different colors
  • Cover the glue on chairs
  • Make each chairs out of different materials
  • Finish at least 4 chairs



Art Endangermalia Reflection

1. Describe what you did on the page and give your opinion of the final piece. What do you like the most about it? Why? How well did the NY student’s work fit in?


In the letter “L” page, I created the verse and colored it. I also drew some of the background, and colored them. After that I merged all the pictures together on an iPad. In my opinion, I think that these activities are new, and very fun to work on. Our final picture turned out to be better than I expected. It is colorful, and consist of lots of details. The NY student drew the background and moved some things around. She had a great impact in this collaboration

2.Show/Insert your other jobs (anything extra you did for the book) ie research, drawings, layering 3 animals/ cover. Discuss what was easy and what was challenging. What are you proud of and how have your skills grown?

Besides the final book page, I also had an another layered picture which I mostly created. I also some lemurs for draft, one of the examples is shown down here. I think that my layered picture would look better than the final book page picture. But my NY buddy declined so we didn’t apply my layered picture. The easiest part was to move and design the book page picture because it was quick and simple. The hardest part was to removing background of the pictures out so I can merge all the pictures to have a big picture. I think that my work looked good, and I was proud of how to it turned out. Throughout, this project I got much better at designing, and drawing.


3.Explain what you did for your publicity job, add a screenshot/link/photo. (ie donation boxes, banners, letters to the school, book launch)

My publicity job was to create a banner to attract the audience. I put in lots of artworks of my peers to create this banner. In the middle, it says “Save Us”, showing the main focus of our project, trying to save endangered animals. I think that this banner looks very professional, and I am proud of how it turned out.


4.How did you feel about the Skype call?

I think that the Skype call was very interesting and fun because I get to know a lot more about their class. I got to see the faces of the peers I worked with. I also got to know the environment they work in, their thoughts on this project, etc.. I really enjoyed talking to all of them and they were really outgoing and it wasn’t as awkward as I expected.It was great exchanging information with them!

5.Discuss what do you think of our final shop? How will you promote it? 

Our final shop looks really cool and professional. I am really excited to see the final product with all our effort put into it. I am looking forward to see the amount of profits that we will make that will be donated to WWF. . I will promote it by using social medias (Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, etc) emphasizing that all of the money that we get will be going to charity. Overall, I really liked this project.



Ecodome Day 42

This time I added a lot more soil and water than the last attempt, and a limited number of plants I think is enough to make the grasshopper stay alive.This time I used a fairly big and tall plant, compared to my ecodome. I did these changes because I believe that there are lot of water so that they don’t compete for water. I tried the best to make the plants survive the longest. From what I learned in class, plants need water and light to photosynthesis. A good amount of water will help the plants last for a long time. My grasshopper looked fairly big, so I think it is going to eat a lot.

I observe that there the ecodome is really humid, and looks like it can last long. I conclude that this attempt will be a success.

Qualitative Observations:

  • Wet, fresh looking soil
  • Green plants
  • Very moist
  • Soil with lots of nutrients
  • A healthy looking grasshopper

Quantitative Observations:

  • Amount of soil fills up 1/5 of the jar
  • about 100-200 ml of water
  • Two plants





Day 17 Ecodome Reflection

Qualitative Observations:

  • plants are dead
  • Very dusty and dry
  • Dust is hanging on the side of the jar
  • Very little sign of water

Quantitative Observations:

  • Amount of dust reduced
  • Amount of water reduced
  • Amount of plants reduced

I reduced the amount of everything this time because I wanted to test if the grasshopper would still stay survived in a limited amount amount of resources. Last two times I noticed that I put in too much water, and it was clear that the amount of water I put in was too much. Last time I put in a lot of plants, and eventually all of them died. This time I was foolish to not put more water and soil to make the plant survive.

Next time, I would include more soil and water into my Ecodome. I would also include a little bit more plants into the Ecodome. The third time was a big failure because everything looked pretty dead, and it wasn’t well-made. Based of what I learned in class, I learned a that soil and water is super important for the plants to photosynthesis, and I didn’t include a lot of water and soil. I have to find a way to make the plant in my ecodome survive, it provides air and food to the grasshopper.


Radical Inventions Debate Reflection

Debate Planning Doc

The statement was the Agent Orange has a greater destructive force than the atomic bomb.

The Pro team had: Dino, Jake, Tom.

The Con team had: Austin, Huy, and Suwon.


  1. From the research, preparation and the debates themselves, what did you learn about the art of persuasion? Please explain.

I learned a lot of facts about the atomic bombs and Agent Orange. While debating I learned that in the future I need to be more prepared with my speech because I stuttered and didn’t sound confident.

  1. How do you establish credibility as a debater? Explain fully.

I think that as a debater, I am not really good at debating because I don’t sound convincing enough to persuade the judges. With more practice, I will probably can improve a lot more at debating.

  1. What surprised you the most about your debate and/or the debate experience?

I was surprised that while debating, I had a lot more facts than I thought. It sounded really long, and I should improve next time.

  1. What were you most proud of in your own debate?

I was proud to able to provide lots of evidence, and that supported my team a lot.

  1. What would be your next steps? Or in other words, what would you have done differently?

Next time I will practice giving speeches before debating, and make my scripts shorter.