This past year in art I have enjoyed many aspects of the class. I have learned many things throughout my art experience such as: how to use watercolors, different techniques for acrylic paints, and to challenge myself to try new techniques and materials. My favorite project this year was the line art project because I feel it was a creative and colorful project. This project challenged me because I had never successfully used watercolors before this project. My least favorite project was the mandala project because I was unhappy with the way mine turned out. However I do like mandalas and would be interested in trying the project again. I would have liked to try a clay project, a crayon melting project, and a dream catcher project. I have grown very creatively while being in this class. I believe I was creative before taking this class but throughout the course of taking it I experimented and tried new techniques and worked with materials that I otherwise wouldn't have tried. This year I learned that it is okay to experiment with new things. I learned that art is a very good stress reliever and is a great way to take your mind off of things that are difficult in your outside life. But most of all I learned that it's okay to make mistakes in art because sometimes the mistakes end up being the best part of the piece.