Friday, June 14, 2013

Protest Speech


So, this is what I did for my Public Speaking class' final! 
Correct! It's Protest Speech :) This speech was special! We had to go out from our warm dent and protest outside the baseball field while facing the Washington state's weather. Protest? Outside? It must be scary. Indeed! But it's so much fun, it's cold though. 

Anw, what is important in protest speech is that: As a speaker, I am rallying to take action, not provoking! Ethics in protest speaking are very important (which means NO VIOLENCE, NO HARSH LANGUAGE, etc!). The goals and action promoted are both important in this type of speech as well. I was speaking to the audience who was on my side and shares the same concerns, agreements and values like I do. And once again, a speaker MUST NOT provoke, but rally and stir up the audience to take action!

Rules of protest speech in this class:
* Establish ethos through language, delivery and content!
* Rally, NOT provoke!
* Use at least 2 protest posters.
* Give a good solution and action (NO VIOLENT ACT).
* Speech should be at least 3 mins with 5 mins maximum.
* Use at least 6 types of Figures of speech! (repetition, alliteration, hyperbole, etc)

With the protest posters (or slogans I could say) at the back, I was protesting that euthanasia should be allowed in the US.

 "Several people are suffering and dying as we speak this momentright now! Are we just going to sit and see them suffering? Are we just going to let them face such painful and pitiful death? Are we just going to let the government take our freedom? Our right to die with dignity?  No! We’re just not going to let these happen!" 
- My protest speech transition


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Spring Quarter: Week 10 Just Gone!

Spring Quarter was my second quarter and is a much busier quarter than the Winter but... it's worth the time! I have learnt a lot in this quarter, learn to become a good artist, a better writer, and a credible speaker.


Every teacher in my class has this to say about Week 10.

Danielle: Week 10 everybody! Yeah, We make it!
[instructor of English Composition]

Katherine: Hellooo everyone! Good morningg :) Week 10!
[instructor of Public Speaking]

Luark: Believe it or not, it's week 10 now!
[instructor of Color Theory and Design]


And with just a blink, it's Week 10 now which means it's a final week!! btw, I am just done with this quarter so I wanna say,
Good luck for those who are still having final for the next two days!

So anw, last quarter, my most favorite instructor goes to Luark. This quarter, it goes to Katherine
Katherine has really been such an awesome instructor! 

I really like her class. Very time-consuming but very rewarding
Gain a lot of things from this class. I, who do not like speech, was stunned by Katherine with her energetic and friendly presence and teaching style. She has changed me a lot! Never have I met such a teacher who is so dedicated to teaching. I feel like I am a better speaker now than I was 10 Weeks ago :p

In her public speaking class, I learn how to write informative, persuasive and protest speech. The types of language used in each speech are different. I also learn how to develop my ethos as a speaker through delivery, content, references, visual aids, etc. 

It was an amazing class with amazing friends :) They have been so supportive throughout the quarter and always gave positive feedback to one another. Katherine's constructive feedback and assignment have also played a good role in improving me to be a good speaker. 
Thank you so much for being a wonderful instructor! :) anw, Katherine, I will miss your bucket full of candies :p

Week 10 was finally ended up with a protest speech and a hug from my professors and a photo with my most awesome art instructor :)

prof. Luark and me


Thursday, June 06, 2013

TTS Assignment

TTS? What's it anyway? well, it stands for Tint-Tone-Shade.

TTS assignment is pretty straightforward. It is one assignment that nearly all students can score perfect grade. Students are required to choose 1 hue from the twelve (based on a 12-hue color wheel). Then tints and shades the hue into different values and tones it into duller hues (unsaturated). So, you might wonder : What the hell is this "tint, tone and shade"?

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Let's begin with a brief lecture :)

So, the first T stands for Tint which means adding WHITE to a hue.
Tinting will change the value of a hue (to a higher value) as well as the intensity of the color. It will impact the color intensity but not in a very significant way like toning OR adding complimentary colors (will be discussed in the next assignment). Adding white to a hue will dull the color but it will not break the color (which means if it's in a green family, it will always remain in a green family).
Tinting colors often looks like Pastel.

Let's move to S first. It actually stands for Shade. A shade is simply any colors mixed with BLACK.
Shading will change the value of a hue (darken the value) and yes, the saturation (intensity) of the color. Shading will dull your color just like tinting and toning.

And finally, the middle T which is a little bit special. Toning means adding gray to a pure hue. Toning will greatly impact the color intensity. Toning will make the pure color look very dull from the pure hue.

Let's get some visual images to better understand the terms. 
Below are two paintings (Self-Portrait) by Van Gogh.

Vincent Van Gogh, Selbstporträt, 1889, Oil on Canvas, 25.6 x 21.3 inch
As we can see, blue is used excessively in his self-portrait above. Notice that almost all areas are tints of some hues. The tints of blue  make up lots of the area of his painting. Also notice that Van Gogh used tinted blue-green in several areas. Not much shading and toning are happening in his above artworks.

Vincent Van Gogh, Selbstporträt, 1888, Oil on Canvas, 15.7 x 12.2 inch
In this second painting, you can see tones of several hues in some areas. Van Gogh toned the green (a little bit to blue-green) for the background. Tinting happens is some areas (such as the shirt). Shading also exist in some areas here but the artist played with complements a lot to form more expressive darker colors in some areas.

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Overview of My TTS.

Title: Tints, Tones, Shades

Materials and tools:
- acrylic paints
- watercolor paper
- 8.5" x 11" Bristol board
- pencil, eraser, ruler
- scissor, knife, cutting pad
- painting equipment (brush, pallete, pallete knife)
- rubber cement and its pick-up

1. Select one color from the 12-hue color wheel. Select one except YELLOW. Highly advisable: use a MID-VALUE hue.

2. As shown above (my project) :

  • Adding the white to the selected hue, create three very distinct tints (play with the value).
  • Adding the black to the hue, create three very different shades (pay with the value as well).
  • Adding the gray of SAME VALUE as your hue (refer to Value Scale), create three visibly different tones ( play with saturation).
3. Each module must be cut out into 1" x 1.5" chips and spacing between each module is 1/8".


Not much to say in this assignment. It's pretty easy :p
Just remember to not use Yellow because if you are to shade the yellow, it will turn into greenish yellow. One more: Don't choose Violet, Blue-Violet and Red-Violet and (perhaps) Blue! Tinting would yield a very good result but when you shade them, you will cry. Why? You need 3 shades here and they must be distinct! When it comes to shading the dark values of each hue will not give you three very different shades.

Note that the pigments used in this class are
Quinacridone Red, Hansa Yellow Light, Phthalo BlueTitanium White and Carbon Black

*If you use other pigments, the result of the mixture (colors) will be different.

Next Assignment: Subduing Complements