CAS Reflection: Creativity
HS Arts Club
- Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience.
I spent several sessions all the way until before the December break completing the painting I was working on previously as well as working on several sketches which allowed me to improve on my own skills as an artist.
I had to finish all of this before the break because we had began to plan a group project that involved every member of the HS Arts Club. Before we broke up for the break, we were planning by brainstorming ideas and synthesising ideas from every member. We knew we wanted to do something that involved a representation of our school, however we couldn’t come to a consensus without everyone contributing their ideas and votes.
Of course our final plan kept undergoing changes because everybody had different ideas and I felt as though it was important that we did that, including myself, because at the end of it we do want to create a final piece that encapsulates our skills as well as represents our school. We decided finally on representing all of the UWCs around the world and their respective countries. We also wanted to incorporate a dragon and also key landmarks of those countries; so each of us was assigned a country and I took on Japan because it is a culture mildly foreign to me and the landmarks I chose would be a little tricky to draw so this way I could push myself.
From this planning experience, I definitely realised how important it was to really give your own input in group discussions. There were times when nobody said anything in the discussion and it would be difficult for the leaders of the HS Arts Club to gather everyone’s opinion on what we should do, which is why I tried to contribute as much as I could. Contributing sparked further discussion and also more group involvement which allowed us to come to a final plan and I think that’s pretty cool.