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Holly Klass
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
In fall of 2009 I started classes at Heartland CC with Basic Drawing and Art Appreciation. I've continued the spring semester with Life Drawing with quite a bit of trepidation but had a great time. I do most of my art on the computer these days but this is so much fun. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy it.

I've also considered my photography and my gardening as a kind of art form as well. I've uploaded a lot of my more or less single bloom pictures. I have it set so they can be downloaded but if you use them on a copyright compliant site where you are required to identify your sources you can say "picture by hollyscloset. com". That's my web site and I use that when I use my photos and show my copyright which would be İ As I go along I will probably not allow some of my photos to be used without copyright. For these there will be no download option but if you copy them in another way the copyright should be shown when you use it.

For the 2010 Spring Semester I took a life drawing class and, after overcoming my initial trepidation, I really enjoyed it. Will post some of the results at a later date.

I completed my Fall 2010 classes in Intermediate art where we experienced various media. I have uploaded most of the work produced here. I'm not being that selective but have posted all of the pictures except for the watercolor ones. My main reason for this is I can't really say what's good and what is not. Every time I think something is terrible the teacher says it's good. Of course, it follows if I think it's good she thinks the opposite. Oh, well. I learned a lot and that's the purpose after all.

Here I am now, Spring 2011, in the midst or waning days of the 3D Design class and, up to now, I've felt pretty confident. Now I'm frustrated. We are carving a sculpture in polyvinyl which is supposed to be easier than wood or plaster and I just don't have the strength to whack the surplus stuff away expeditiously. I am making progress but look around and see the kids so much farther along. Only a few more weeks until the final and I guess I'll have to accept that I might not finish it in time.

Well I finished and got my A so can't complain. This is now Fall 2011 and I'm 5 weeks into Ceramics 1 and am enjoying it very much. Lots to learn, as always.

I completed the Ceramics course, and although I learned a lot (and squeaked out an A), I decided to take the course again. First, because there wasn't anything else that I wanted to take and because I knew I needed more experience. It's proved really true. I'm getting so much more out of it this time. May even make something else I'm proud of.

March 2014 - Since posting this I've completed Ceramics I the second time, Ceramics II and Sculpture. Unfortunately, although I managed an A in the first two courses I had my first B in Sculpture. I really tried but I'm not a perfectionist and I completed three assignments where some only did two, the results weren't as good as they should be. I will be posting some of the ceramics and sculpture results as soon as I find time.

Last fall (2013) I signed up for a Graphics Design class but a couple of things made me drop out. I was cast in a play at the university and after several weeks in the course I realized that I didn't belong there. First everything is done on a MAC and I use a pc, and then they used Adobe Illustrator and I use Corel Paint Shop Pro. I kept having to ask "how tos" both about the computer functions and the software so I was taking away from the other students. Also, it is designed for people who plan a career in graphic arts and, obviously, that's not why I'm studying. I took the spring session off because of weather concerns and I'm glad I did because we had the worst winter, snow wise and temperature wise in 23 years so I spent a lot of time inside.

I hope to resume my studies in August but my schedule has changed for other things and I don't know if I'll be able to fit it in. Maybe just some one day things will be the only way to go.

Current Residence: Illinois
For such a long time I've come here and enjoyed other people's art and didn't realize that I could join as well.  So here I am.  Not sure what will come of it but I have some great photos I can share.  Need time to get them together is all.
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Mumb4 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Wow, Holly, you have loads of great stuff here - Well done - you are an inspiration.
Love and hugs,
erosarts Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave! If you do decide to use my stuff for anything, it would be super-cool if you let me know so I could get a look at it!
Sherrys-Camera Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fav! :-)
stoffkimba Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thank you for the fav!!! :)
elf46 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Love your site, Holly, and your gardens. Thanks for sharing all that beauty.
Hugs, Ellie
gifaddict Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Hi Holly!

It's great to see you here. I have been a member here for a few years now, but my "home" here is empty lol. You have some gorgeous flowers here!

Lithium Flower
Holly1928 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Student General Artist
Don't know how to show the gallery in different sections instead of having to plow through all the flowers, for example, to get to the drawings, etc. I notice in other sites they have icons on the side that allow you to check out particular parts of the site. Maybe someone could point me in the right direction.
Holly1928 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Student General Artist
Well, I did a little looking around and found the FAQ section where you can research different things. Found out how to make folders and so I'm better organized now. Think I'll leave the slide show up for a while until it gets too cumbersome. There may be a way to limit the number of pictures that are shown. Another research subject.
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