How to Deal with Failure on Canvas is a blog about supporting students after school- through art. The blog focuses on how to build confidence, and improve the artistic process.
The blog is written by Nancy L., a professional artist, who has taught with an art program for 20 years. She writes about how to get started as an artist, and how to keep going in spite of rejection. She also discusses the importance of learning to deal with criticism, and failure in art.
I like this blog because it discusses being creative and finding your own style, even if you are not talented, or are not taken seriously. I also like that this blog is written by a real artist, who knows what she is talking about. I think that more people should talk about creativity and art because it helps people to understand why they do these activities. This would help them to deal with failure, because they would realize that everyone goes through the same thing, and that there is no reason for them to give up when they do not succeed at first.”
In the past few weeks, I’ve been faced with a new problem. I haven’t had any time to paint because of school and other activities. And it’s been getting me down.
But I came to realize that failing is only bad if you don’t know how to deal with it. And even when you’re dealing with it, you still won’t like it. But there are ways to make failure less painful and help find out what went wrong so you can improve yourself.
The first thing is not to get discouraged! If you’re having trouble with something, don’t give up! Just keep trying!
I had a really hard time painting this scene from last year called “The Endless Voyage”. It was the first time I tried painting water, and it didn’t turn out well at all. So, out of frustration I put it in a corner for months and then just left it there. It seemed like nothing would make the painting right again, but then I realized something- I could fix it! So, that’s what I did and now it looks almost exactly like how I imagined it (Pictures below).
And this isn’t anything new on my part. Everyone has their own way of dealing with failure. Some people quit altogether when
So, you are a high school student and you have just completed your first canvas. You’re excited and can’t wait to share it with your family. You’re so excited that you have forgotten to sign it. Then, when you do remember signing it, you didn’t sign your name “correctly”.
You take it home and show it to your parents. Your mom sees that you signed it, but the name is wrong. She’s very upset and tells you that she’ll never hang it in her house. She tells you that it is worthless art work and that she wishes that she had not bought the canvas for you in the first place.
Tears well up in your eyes as you sit at the kitchen table with her telling her how hard you worked on this piece of art. You feel like a failure and wonder why she doesn’t think that art is important. After all, isn’t art a way to express yourself?
The next day after school, you go to the guidance counselor’s office looking for help. In tears, you tell her what happened at home. She’s very nice and listens to everything that happened.
She tells you that some people don’t understand art and tells you of the times she has failed at making art that others
I’ve been thinking about why I don’t feel completely fulfilled. It’s not because of family life, or because I’m doing what I love to do. The problem is that I have been in a few shows, and have failed miserably every time.
The first show was a small juried show at the local art center. I got an honorable mention, and that was great. But there were only two other artists in it, and they had a lot more experience than me. One of them was a nationally known artist who had her own studio in a major city. The other did portraits for dogs (lots of dogs). I felt like my failure might be due to the fact that I’m not quite as good as those two artists.
I went to another show at the same place and failed again. Only this time it wasn’t just the three of us: there were five artists in this one, including one guy who won $3000 when he sold his painting! Again, I felt like my failure might be due to my lack of skill compared to these other artists.
I decided to get over my fear of failing by taking part in a juried show at the local art museum. All kinds of people are allowed to enter their work into this
This is a blog started by an art teacher who lost one of her students. It offers suggestions and advice on how to deal with the death of a loved one.
It is important to create an environment where the student is supported and feels safe to express their emotions. Students need people to talk to. This may be a counselor, but it could also be another student or a friend.
The teacher should also encourage their student that it is OK to talk about their feelings, without judgment. It is not about solving the problem, it is about acknowledging them. The teacher should encourage and support their student to create art after a loss, and it should be done in any way the student feels comfortable with. This could be drawing, writing poetry or music, etc.
It is important to note that art can act as a release for grief, however it may never replace the void left by the death of someone you love and will never replace them in your heart or life. But creating art allows you to process your grief and helps you find ways of dealing with the loss more effectively…
I remember the first time I tried to illustrate something from my book. I was so upset at how awful it turned out, and how I could never get it right that I did not try again for years. It was only when I started a blog that the picture became “good” in the sense of being finished and shared.
That experience made me realize students may be reluctant to draw or paint because they are afraid they won’t be able to do it right and because they are afraid to share their work. Even if they think what they have done is great, they may worry about criticism.
Welcome to my blog! This is the place where I will share my ideas, projects and challenges that I am dealing with in my classroom.
I’m a newbie when it comes to blogging, but I like the idea of building a portfolio of my work that can be accessed from anywhere. The students and I are currently working on a Minecraft Project and this blog will be used to post our progress.
My goal is use this blog as a tool to build a community of teachers who are interested in growth and development through technology.
During the year, we will have guest bloggers who will add their insight and experiences to the conversations here. Please feel free to leave comments on the posts in order to start discussions and continue dialogue. Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog!!!**