One of the most important things art has taught me is to try new things. Try to new mediums, and most importantly ask “What if?” You can never get comfortable with one idea or you will never grow. The key to growth as an artist is simply trying new things; changing one measly thing could change your entire style as an artist. But you will never know unless you try. No one is going to sit there and tell you how to work or what is right or wrong, only you can decide that.
Also, art has taught me that it’s okay to be wrong. It doesn’t matter if I mess up because I could make that mistake into something beautiful. That is the beauty of art, no one can tell you what you have created is bad because it is your expression not theirs. Never second guess myself. Once I get a new idea I run with it, I do not stop to think, “Maybe I shouldn’t…” Second guessing an idea basically puts the breaks on my creative process. I look at the world differently now because of art.
You could ask me what Earth Science taught me in five years and I would end up hurting my brain trying to remember, but you could ask what art has taught me and I would be able to give you a bunch of different and unique ideas on the spot .Taking art has given me many life lessons and skills for my future. This class has shaped my life.