My name is Jacquelyn Marie Hurtado and I come from a mostly Spanish speaking family without knowing how to speak Spanish. When I was little I use to say words in Spanish like agua is water. But once I went into elementary school it stopped because all my friends wouldn't speak Spanish at school and neither would I. Also I would see my dad's side of the family who all speak Spanish for the most part only on holidays or someones birthday. I am glad to be taking Spanish this year but I do know that by the end of the few months I will not be fluent in the language. In this class I want to learn the basics of speaking Spanish.
I SING TO YOU POEM
In the beginning of the year we got paired up by last name and interviewed our partner. We asked questions about each other's life and then we wrote a poem. Along with the poem we drew a creative piece. My partner, Thomas, told me he got a fish tank for Christmas but no fish, so I drew him one.
PHOTO journal of chicano park
At one point in history, Logan Heights (where Chicano Park is located) contained the second largest chicano barrio community. Chicano park is an park with murals all around by artists who are not payed to put them up. They paint them by choice to show their love to the chicano community. This park is a place for those who fought to keep it there and where many people grew up at. Every year thousands of people gather at the park to celebrate.
Borderline cases: pictures that enlighten and words that decieve
1. Why do people immigrate to other countries?
2. What are the challenges they might face when entering a new country?
3. What is the difference between acculturation and assimilation?
4. What things are essential or necessary to achieve success in the US?
5. Is there an American dream? Is it for everyone?
In this project we read multiple articles about child migrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Then we chose one of the essential questions to create an art piece for. I chose number 4, is there an American dream and is it for everyone. We created three art pieces at first and then chose one to make into your final. My first piece was an eye and there was going to be reflection of New York's skyline. My second piece was a picture of "the perfect women" holding a gun. My third piece which ended up being my final was a girl running and at the finish line it says "American Dream" as if she took a long journey to receive her version of the dream.
The exhibition went well but not a lot of people came in the room. The ones who did I just explained why I drew a runner but no one really had questions so I didn't really talk much. I am proud of how my final art piece it came out better then I expected. One thing I wish I would have done is taken more time to color my art piece. It did come out really good but if I took time to do shading and the different techniques Mr. Joshua showed us.