Saturday, May 23, 2015

That's a Wrap

The program has come to an end and I am currently on the last hour of my trip home. What an amazing opportunity this trip as been. I've met so many amazing people, people that have the biggest hearts I have ever met.

I think my last post will contain a lot of photos from the end of the semester, because words can not do justice to what we were able to experience.

The last two weeks we were able to do such wonderful things. I had lunch with the staff at my internship and they gave me a lovely gift. We were able to learn about the Chicago Public Schools. Everyone got to present their wonderful and fascinating ISP projects. We ended the program with a boat tour and some fun goodbye games.

If you are even thinking about this program, I do it. You will have no regrets.

Bring on the photos!

Some of my favorite things from the Art Institute.

From the Chicago Home Theater Project at the MCA. 

From a long walk home with Kinzie and Nikki. 

My card from Intuit. 

Boat tour! 


That's a wrap. Until next time, Chicago. 


Friday, May 8, 2015

Core Course about CPS


These are the pictures I took during our core course at La Casa Resource Center! During the class, we got the chance to learn more about CPS and its impact on current education. We then met with couple high schoolers who are planning to start their college application process. 


Hadee Ahmadi

Monday, April 27, 2015

ISP in Full Swing

Well hello there!

The ISP symposium will be held in just a few weeks, which means ISP is in full swing now. I am doing a series of watercolor paintings that explore place around Chicago. Though, silly me, forgot to bring them one day when I was going out. Let me introduce to you all a soy sauce, ginger, wasabi, and some other sort of orange sauce painting while I was out for sushi. Check out this display!

It turned out alright, but I left it there because it was not drying quickly, and it started to smell funky...

My other watercolors are coming along and I hope to have my professional interview with an artist working at SAIC sometime in the next week. Things are starting to get busy, but they become more interesting as the days go.

One of the most interesting things I have done recently was visit the Chicago Cultural Center for Seminar. The architecture was just beautiful there. The Tiffany dome was one of the most beautiful things I had ever seen in a building. We even got to watch a couple practicing ballroom dancing under the dome. Though, Danielle thought they needed a bit more work.

Speaking of Danielle, Nikki and I got her to paint with us one night. I think she did really well and I hope she does art with us more before the end of the semester, because I thought it was really fun. It's so amazing to see people coming together and doing something out of their normal routine. People are trying different and new things while in this program. I think this is because we are able to live in the same building, we can reach everyone so easily. It has really allowed myself, and others to gain really strong friendships.

I am definitely going to miss everyone when the semester is over, but I will stay in touch with the friends I have made.

I guess I'll be ending on a bitter sweet note today.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Logan Square

Hello Hello Hello!
Today, we had the opportunity to visit Logan Square, located on the northwest side of Chicago.
I shot these images throughout the day.


Hadee Ahmadi