Siqi

Shao

 

Hello, my name is Siqi and I am a Junior student at freestyle academy. Here at the academy I take English, Design, and Digital Media taught by the three finest teachers. These three classes work in a unique way to all contribute in every project I was assigned, because there were always a writing, a design, and a put it all together section for each project. In each of these individual classes I take, we are assigned with bits and pieces of homework that all come together to form each major project that is not only educational but is an inspirational experience as well. Through these projects we learn to manage our time and practice these life applicable skills that we need in our future careers. We are handed large portions of time and we learn little by little to slice up our projects, therefore making a seemingly large project into a manageable pieces that we complete with ease. As Carl Sandburg said “Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you do not let other people spend it for you.”

     In the process of putting this website together I used many skills that I haven’t been exposed to till I became a student at Freestyle. In the process I used the application Dream Weaver to create the basic structure of the website. I am able to adjust most things through dream weaver and everything else is done through Photoshop. I also used the camera skills I picked up in design class to take some of the pictures you will see on my website. All the poems and essay are written and edited in my english class, which are then transferred to my Digital Media folders along with my design products. In Digital Media we then piece all these raw materials into an actual project like a puzzle piece by piece into our website. Thank you for your time to view my website, I invite you to take a look at some of my many variety of poems I have learned to write in English.

“The true writer has nothing to say. What counts is the way he says it.” Alain Robbe-Grillet
Conceptual

The purpose of this project is to develop our abstract thinking and exercising our ability to create conceptual poems based on a given conceptual statement

Narrative

The purpose of this Project is explore and learn different tecniques of communications and narration giving the reader a very clear image of the scene

[Coming Soon]

 

Documentary

In our Documentary project we will learn different ways of documentation and research. We will write research based magazines for english and use photoshop or illustrator to produce a magazine or book cover. In digital media we will produce a website to display our work done in english and design.

Explorations
In this unit I will be creating a project in pursuit of my passion by using the skills I have learned in freestyle to display it through media.