Create Your Own Life

Nowadays, we spend most of the lifetime in the school and university, no matter the roles we play is a student or an educator. As a student, the main purpose to join the campus life is to gain more information and learning about how to create a bright future. A student who has the goal and curious about everything is more easy to achieve. Human is nature learner. Therefore, the navigates of the educator is more important than others. Especially for the teachers in the art and design areas.

What is art? What is design? Is it the same? Is it important? “A real education has to give equal weight to the art, the humanities, and the physical education.” Many people consider art means understand art history. ok, let’s play a game. Please tell me the name of five artists. If you would answer immediately, which means you are familiar with art history. But “art” is an abstract concept. General speaking, the definition of art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts, expressing the author’s imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.(Defined by Wikipedia) In other words, there is not a standard to judge the good artworks. Creativity is the engine to be an outstanding artist.

It is a challenge for the educator how to organize in the inside class. In the primary step of art class, teachers focus on the training of technical skill and the expressing in the visual art. For example, in the drawing class, the teacher will set a group of still-life objects, and draw as an example. During the process, the teacher will emphasize the key point, like the composition, shadow and sharp, etc. After the longtime training, teachers will organize the practice of observation and imagination. It is the most interesting part for the students display their artworks on the wall. Even the diversity art pieces are all present the same topic, the students will display the personal understanding to express the various traditional and digital methods.

In the higher educational level, students need to connect the campus life to the social life. It depends on the choice for the future life, part of the students will continue study in the institution, while others will work for the industry. Whatever the choice is, in my opinion, the experience is important for the students for the further learning. Attending the internship project. It is a chance for students to narrow down the research direction.

Choosing the language to express the idea and concept is the tough part for both students and educator in art and design. Broden the horizon and enrich the experience are the ways to receive the energy and get the achievement.

Choose your love, love your choice

High education faces variety challenge during the 21 centery.-the digital era. There are a great many methods that student access the information, books, Ebook, the internet, forum, online course, and tutorial.  How the high educational institutes keep the state of major educational center? What the students will experience in their life time? It is the questions that educator needs to face and think about.

Studying in the classroom is the major part of this step in our learning life. As we all know at the first class in each semester, the professor always gives us the syllabus and announced the schedule of the semester. Then, students will introduce themselves, like the name, the study background, the purpose of the study. Is anyone thinking about why the professor plans to do this? Communication and cooperation are the important part in learning. Even in the studio course, these are many group works and discussion in the class. It is not a chance to sharing the thoughts and ideas, but also the ways to enhance the ability of social communication. Learning from others and studying with classmates is the essential part, which the access of learning from the virtual world would never be replaced. Moreover, the another task for the professor is how to guide the student in further research independently. There are two different reasons to select the major: to choose the major followed by the mind, or select the major depends on the salary. It is easy for the professor to instruct the first type of student. They have a clear goal and schedule. But, it is a challenge for the professor that how to lead to the second type of students in the specific research area which they are not familiar and interested in.

A group of approaches that professors would use during the process of teaching in the digital era. The lecture is not the only ways in the class. As the student in the digital media, or be a teacher in the future. The main purpose for the students in this area is to use the digital media to enrich our learning and daily life. Therefore, learning from the game is a trend that widely used in the institutes that education is the main responsibility.  For an instant, my classmate Lisa Liu graduated on May 2017, her final project “Forbidden City In The Immersive Virtual Reality World” is a VR game which presents the history of the Forbidden City. The audience not only to appreciate the historical heritage in Beijing but also learn the historical background and aesthetic information about this Empire building. Besides, outside classroom learning is the essential part in the rest of life. In other words, the ability of self-learning is be training in the school. Where to learn and how to gain the information efficiently is the big task student faced after they graduate. The Master said, “When I walk along with two others, they may serve me as my teacher I will select their good qualities and follow them, their bad qualities and avoid them.

Choose your love, love your choice



Week 1: From fine artist to digital designer

As we all know that 21st century is the digital world. But, individuals are rarely to understand the purpose and impact of the network for the life. Internet is one of the essential parts of our social life even is hard for us to imagine in the couple-decades ago. It is also a platform for people to communicate, sharing the sources, learning and interactive with others. People, who may not know each other and have the different experience and interdisciplinary background, would discuss a topic through intellectual and/or emotional activities ideas. The blog is a basic form to collect all kinds of voice in the virtual world. Blog change our life, not the blog itself. Actually, the variety of ideas and concepts post on the blog effective our daily life. My educational experience is an example to show this point.

There is a gap between traditional art and the digital art. As the student graduate from fine art, I unable to understand why scholar define the digital artworks is an important part of contemporary art history. However, after I saw the artwork created by Detuch digital artist Daan Roosegaarde, my perspective changed. After I posted my thoughts on my blog and lot of friends added comments, which included positive and negative voice. We try to persuade the individuals who have the different understanding. In my opinion, it is the key to blog exists, or in other words, it is the respectability the blog play in the modern world.