Hello! My name is Alicia and I am an 8th grade student at the American Community school (ACS) of Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi is a beautiful city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). There is so much culture here and many experiences you can’t get in other places. ACS has a fantastic art program that teaches us many different techniques and styles of art, and I can’t wait to share everything I have learned with you. I think it is important to share what we learned to get a better understanding of art. Everyone has different views on art and get inspiration from different things. The artist I like the best and that I get inspiration from is Vincent van Gogh, but there are many different artists that I love and go to get inspiration from. Art is a universal thing that has many different styles. If we learn about each others styles, we can incorporate it into our own, making our art even better. Some styles of art we learned this year is sketching, grid drawing, 1 and 2 point perspective, watercolor paintings and poster designs, and we have just finished our replicating famous paintings unit. Along with different styles of art, we have also used many different supplies. We have used pencil and paper, water color, and acrylic paint. For the replicating famous paintings unit, each student had to pick a painting and try to replicate it the best they could. This involved us using careful observation. We learned to observe the smallest details in things to fully understand it and to make the best copy we could. Here is a picture of my art work that I have been working on.