While everyone is writing their last blog post, I decided my last post to be a letter to you. CT 101 class is nothing without you.
The very first post I wrote in ct101.us was about how I found out about this class and enrolled in it because everyone said it is an easy class to pass. But none of them mentioned how YOU make the class easy. It is the professor that makes a class fun and enjoyable. There are a lot of technicalities in producing a creative expression through art and putting effort in it may become frustrating but you made it easy peasy lemon squeezy. I never knew I could learn things that I managed to learn. Your constant feedback has helped me too. In terms of getting a grade for my work and what I have learned, I believe I deserve an A+ in this class. I have not just done the class work for the sake of doing it. I wanted each piece to mean something, to hold a (or some) value(s). Here is a flashback of my 100% effort and care into the activities displaying the growth and quality of my work which was only possible cause of you—
Previously on CT101 by Rubynix…
Anybody can try to make gifs and memes. The best thing about making them is that there are no boundaries to it and you showed me that it is a form of multifaceted ART.
I had the panoramic effect in my phone for as long as I remember but never thought I could produce a time travel capture with it. you reminded me that we have so much resources available at our disposal to create art as abstract as possible.
you also helped me find inspiration in my own perplexed personality. How confused, lost, and indecisive I feel which I am unable to express most of the times. I also kind of chose myself so that if you ever look back and look at this work, you would remember my face :3
Just about now, I must mention that I always thought of learning Photoshop but never did it. I cancelled my free trial twice with two different accounts. You made it effortlessly fun to work with and were always there to help me whenever I stumbled on a problem.
I love to talk about the things that inspire me and make me happy. It extends my happiness ten folds when those things make others feel the same as I. Thank you for giving me a public platform to talk about something like that through creating a gif with portraits.
As weeks went by, we were learning more and more of Photoshop and other image manipulation websites and apps. I was always into editing photos but I learned things like filling an image, layering and merging, erase and add parts of it. It also taught me to be patient and realize that a quality art takes time to be created. For an impatient person like me, it was a bit to get a hold of.
I always found vaporwave messy and confusing Only to find out that we can make sense of the mess and confusion in so many ways that a simple picture may lack.
Last but not the least,
you let us create a website of our own. you pushed us to think about what drives our passion wagon (I totally came up with this), what do we wanna document on the internet to share and appreciate ourselves and others as well. I do not know you personally, I wish I knew you few years back. I would have tried taking each and every class with you. Maybe I would have changed my major to communication technology because you are an awesome professor. everyone has their own battles to fight, you have yours yet if you can set an example of how friendly, helpful and joyous teaching be, others have no legit reasons to be grumpy while sharing knowledge.
This class has come to an end but I will carry the experience and knowledge you gave me along with me. I will make effort to learn more, polish my craft and keep creating art. I will try to share it with you too. I wish you get flooded by creativity rush in the coming years from your future students as well and keep up the good work that you do. Have a healthy and happy life.
Thank you, Prof Ryan!