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October in Boston

October 30, 2016 — Leave a comment

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.