In-Depth, Week 11

Because I won’t be here next week, here is my in-depth blog early:

  1. What kinds of learning opportunities does the mentor provide to expose you to new learning?

On Friday, my mentor introduced me to the website – and magazine – Applied Arts and the illustrations and photography awards they hold. She explained that I could go onto their winning submissions gallery and find pieces of art that I enjoy and am interested in. By finding these photos/illustrations, together we can find out how the photo was made, the method used, and how I could learn it! So, over the course of this spring break, I have homework. Find submissions on Applied Arts that I enjoy and see best suited for me to learn how to do.

  1. What kinds of learning opportunities exist to reinforce new learning?

Because of this day and age, and the power of the online world, I have the ability to learn practically anything in a short period of time. Using the internet, I can reinforce new learning by synthesizing multiple approaches to one solution. This will assure that I not only know how to do something, but how the tools used to do it work, too.

  1. What kinds of opportunities exist that might accelerate learning?

Something that might accelerate my learning is the fact that Ms. Gilder is a very skilled person in the field of photography and people. And because she is such an experienced person, she as the ability to answer 99% of any questions I have related to her work. Another opportunity that may boost my learning are sketchbooks. Keeping a sketchbook with me all the time, and by continuously drawing and thinking of ideas, I can accelerate my learning experience by becoming more creative and generating better art skills.

  1. When you get together what do you talk about?

Last Friday, we talked about my mentor and her career. Because I didn’t really know her background and experience, we thought it was a good idea to spend a little bit of time talking about that. From that conversation, I got a general idea of what kind of thing she does. And I feel very comfortable giving the role of my mentor to her. Furthermore, she gave me a resource to look for inspiration – Applied Arts – and some homework (find pictures that I enjoy/want to learn how to take or make).

  1. What is going particularly well in your mentoring relationship right now?

Something that is working well is our interest. Well for me at least. I am always excited for my meetings and look forward to what I want to do or talk about. And my mentor always listens with interest and generosity.

  1. What are you learning about one another?

Ms. Gilder doesn’t really know too much about me. However, after this past Friday, I have learned a lot more about her. She is a very interesting photographer, having had her photos on around 200 billboards. She has many great achievements that I don’t know too much about, but the point I want to make is how I (now) feel very comfortable having her instruct me and guide me towards success.


I would post my progress, but the photo I’m working on contains my Father’s face and I don’t want to post that online (at least for now).

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