An Involved Break
Weekly Report 15
Last year’s Mentorship was a wonderful and unforgettable experience; I would not change it for the world. So, when I discuss my mentorship this year, I do not mean to devalue what Professor Mary Vernon did for me. Nevertheless, my mentorship with Ms. Jahanyfard has been incredible! Of course, it is impossible to claim it is better or worse because both have been drastically different experiences. Ms. Vernon gave me a more classroom-focused experience that ignited my desire for art. Ms. Jahanyfard, on the other hand, is allowing me to join the art world and test my passion.
Ms. Jahanyfard, this past winter break, showcased a desire to not just teach me about painting, but also to involve me in the art world. She has been inspiring and encouraging me to paint with her, and continues to provide me with patient guidance. With her, I feel that I may truly take my first step into the world of art. Ms. Jahanyfard has widened the lens in which I see this mystical world; detail is finally visible.
I am learning about how an art community organizes itself and promotes local artists. Moreover, I am being allowed to directly speak with a greater variety of artists. This has introduced me to more careers and personalities involved in this field. I feel involved and present. I am part of this world. In a sense, this break revealed to me the extent in which I can dive into painting. The world feels tangible. Although I still cannot grasp the limits of this career, I can finally see them. That alone shows me the progress I have made this year in knowledge alone; now I am ready to begin applying that knowledge.