January in Boston has been treating me well. While I do wish it was a little warmer it has stayed mostly dry for the last few weeks. However, we do have a snow storm warning for tomorrow so we will see how the next few days go. My new classes have thus far been quite enjoyable. I am currently enrolled in Industrial Design Studio 2, Visualisation 2, Visual Communication, English 2, and Geometry. In industrial design studio class, we have already finished our first project which was an 8-inch by 8-inch cube that we developed using subtractive methods and ultimately modeled in chipboard. Visualization 2 is my drawing class for this semester. As opposed to what we were doing last semester this brand of drawing is a lot more technical and definitely more my thing. I have attached a drawing from class to this post. Visual communication started off with taking pictures of elements and principles of design in existing objects and has now moved onto coming up with personal compositions. English 2 and geometry are pretty standard classes for their subject.
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It has been another couple busy weeks here at Wentworth Institute of Technology. I am beginning to adjust more and more to my classes and the new environment. Recently, I have been able to take the time to experience more of what Boston has to offer. Just this last Thursday I was able to go see the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s production of Mozart’s 39th symphony with a friend. Though it was a relatively cold and rainy night, we had a great time going to the Boston Symphony for the first time and experiencing something out of the ordinary. It was extremely convenient that the symphony was only a few blocks down Huntington Ave. I still have to get used to the idea that so much in the city is only a green line ride away. For instance the week before last I went to the Harvard Museum of Natural History with my drawing class with only a short 15 minute trip from the T station right outside of Wentworth.
Academically, I can really see myself improving. The basics we learned during the first weeks of school are now transitioning into more complex work. However, the foundations built initially are constantly referenced when doing these new more dynamic projects. The design studio project I just finished this weekend for Tuesday is an animal-themed mask in honor of Halloween but all I could use to make the mask was thick card stock paper. I could not even use glue or tape to hold it together. This project pushed me to further my understanding of how folding and tabs work in relation to paper craft while still reinforcing techniques learned previously such as how to cut and score card stock. In the end, I produced through several iterative steps a fish mask which not only strongly resembles a goldfish but is also is made with several complex and interesting techniques. In the next weeks, I look forward to doing new and different projects that are as interesting and fun as this last one.
Boy has this first month flown by! I have been meaning to write my first blog post for some time now but I’ve just been so busy going to class, doing homework, daily chores and meeting scores of amazing new people. I find myself without a doubt wishing for more hours in the day and more days in the week. I feel as if I can’t get everything I want to do to fit into the 24 hours I am given and thusly my days and weeks seem all too short. Often a day will feel like a heartbeat even though I did so much. This past Thursday my roommate (who is also an industrial design student) and I remarked on how we could have both sworn it was the beginning of the week and that we still had several more days of classes ahead of us but in actuality, we were nearing the end. On Tuesday and Wednesday I already proudly turned in my second set of projects for industrial design studio, drawing, and color and composition. My work thus far has eaten up a lot of time but nothing has felt like busy work. Each and every assignment has felt natural and purposeful which is exactly what I was looking for in my college experience. I am so impressed by the fact that I have been here hardly a month and I already would be hard pressed to count off all the new skills I have acquired. However, Despite how busy school keeps me I still have found enough time to go out and explore the city with my new friends and roommates. A highlight from my birthday on the 16th, for instance, was being able to treat my friends to a dinner out on Newbury Street and then to retreat to the common room of our eight-person suite for a movie after a long week of classes. All in all, I am enjoying my early days at Wentworth and am looking forward to sharing more of my experiences here on the admissions blog in the future!