1- Self-Portrait Presentation
Each student will create a 5-10 minute presentation that conveys the essence of their “self” through art. At least 5 works should be chosen. You will need to
- present the art (via narrated PowerPoint, narrated Prezi, or video), MAKE SURE IT IS FULLY NARRATED AND ON AUTO PLAY so the viewer doesn’t have to click on every slide. One of the easiest ways to do this is to create your PowerPoint with the embedded narration and all transitions and then export it as a video.
- tell us about the art (artist, when it was created, define the type of art, gives us some context about how it was created)
- explain how/why it represents you
- identify a social angle for each work AND do a thorough contextual analysis
- race and ethnicity
- gender and sexuality
- class and highbrow/lowbrow
- colonialism, postcolonialism, place and regionalism
- nature (environment, ecology) and culture
- memory, history, generational identity
- food culture
- body and mind
You can use ANY type of art covered in our class, including the performing arts (play, dance, music) that are in Module 3. The WHY it represents you is the most important part of the project. Each student is also required to find something in common with another student based upon self-portraits and to identify that “something in common” in a discussion comment of at least 50 words. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-
2- Final Creative Art Project: PROPOSAL
The goal of the creative art project is to provide you with an opportunity to create an original work of art and show how much you learned in this class. You can choose any visual form or medium and show your creativity and imagination. You are required to submit a creative art project in order to pass the class in order to meet the University’s Foundations of Knowledge and Learning Core Curriculum Fine Arts requirement.
Step 1 – Choose an Artist
First, you need to choose an artist (painter, sculptor, photographer, etc.) whose work is interesting and inspiring to you. Do not copy his/her work but use it as a starting point for your project. For example, if you choose Boticelli’s The Birth of Venus, you may use the same mythological theme in a different medium such as sculpture, mosaic, or song.
Step 2 – Research
- Research the time period of your artist.
- Research the artist’s biography.
- Research the artist’s techniques, ideas, and inspirations.
The more information you know about the artist, the better you will understand the work that inspired you to create your project. Select 1 work by this artist that you particularly admire. You will be required to submit an image of this artwork at the end of the semester along with the project itself.
Step 3 – Proposal
- Decide on a medium (pain, clay, etc.).
- Type your project proposal (about 400 words) including the following information:
- Artwork you have chosen.
- The medium.
- How you will show “the spirit” of the artist and the chosen artwork.
- What social angle applies to the work
EXAMPLE: Here is a pdf file containing a proposal from a previous semester that earned an “A” to help give you an idea of what is expected.to view the example.
Proposal: REQUIRED, you must get approval for your project or your project won’t be accepted.