The student’s personal description and impressions of a single work of art based on an eye-witness account that is written at the time of the viewing.
Research conducted by the student to supply historical information about the artwork, the artist, and about the style, time period and culture associated with the art.
A formal, contextual and/or expressive analysis of the artwork.
This paper must be a minimum of three pages (Ariel 12 point font, double spaced – approx. 800 words). Specific instructions and information concerning the term paper is included with the assignment. Be sure to read all instructions before starting this paper.
The term paper will be graded as follows:
70% Content – How well you describe the artwork, identify and analyze key elements, and relate the artwork to the style. Your paper should be concise and structured.
30% Grammar and Clarity – Spelling, punctuation and sentence structure should be correct, and your thoughts should be organized and clear.
Part 1-Choosing the work – due November 1st
For part 1 of this assignment submit the following information:
Consider what kind of artwork you would like to write about (you may write about a drawing, painting, print, photograph, sculpture or work of architecture).
Tell me where you plan to see the work of art (give me the name of a museum or gallery, or the specific location of an architectural work)
Make a plan, and tell me how you will use your time during your visit to the work of art to make the most out of your direct experience (how will a first-hand experience of the artwork be more valuable than looking at pictures and information in a book or on the internet?).
Submit this assignment on Blackboard as a Microsoft Word document. It should be at least one page.
Part 2, Description- due November 8th
As per your plan in the last assignment, visit the location of the work of art that you will write about in your Art Event Paper. Make sure that you have read the instructions for this part of the assignment on Blackboard. You may want to print the document that lists the criteria for your writing your description. While you are there write a description of the work of art. In your own words, describe your reaction to seeing the work of art in person. How is it different than viewing it in a book or website? Be sure to write down all of the elements that are listed in the instructions for this part of the assignment as you see them. Submit this assignment on Blackboard as a Microsoft Word document. It should be at least one page in length.
Part 3 Outline – due November 15th
Take the plan that you created in part 1 of this assignment, the description that you wrote in part 2, and write an outline that shows how you intend to write your Event Paper. Remember that the finished paper must be three pages long. Make a list of categories that you will be researching, analyzing and writing about in your paper. You may refer to the list of suggestions that I have included in the instructions for this assignment. Break these categories down into subcategories that will take your plan from general notions to specific ideas. Remember, you do not have to research and write the details at this time, just create a game plan for your paper so that you can begin your research. This assignment does not have to follow any formal rules of outlining, but I should be able to evaluate the main ideas and structure of your paper. Submit this assignment on Blackboard as a Microsoft Word document. It should be at least one page in length.
Part 4 Final Submission – due November 22nd
Use the outline that you wrote in part 3 of this assignment. You may start your paper with the description that you wrote in part 2, but you must now add information that you find through researching your subject. You may discuss anything in your paper that relates to your work of art in some way. For instance, your paper may include historical data about the time and place where the work was created, a formal, contextual or expressive analysis of the artwork, biographical information about the artist or the subject, a discussion of the materials and methods used by the artist, or any stories or information that relates to the subject matter of the work. However, make sure that you are focusing on the work of art that you saw. For example, if you are writing about a statue of George Washington, you may include information about who Washington was, what he did, and why he is important. But don’t write exclusively about George Washington. Make sure that you are writing about the statue of George Washington that you saw. What you submit should be a rough draft. This means, you are submitting a paper that is full of information and ideas, but is not so concerned with grammar and structure. Just try to gather as much as you can so that you have something to organize and develop later. Submit this assignment on Blackboard as a Microsoft Word document. For a rough draft it is better to have more than the required amount of pages, so try to submit at least three pages for this assignment.
Create a bibliography page that lists all of the sources of information that you used to write your paper. List only those that relate to information that is actually presented in your paper. Also, within the body of your paper, insert footnotes that show exactly where in your paper you present information from each of the sources listed in your bibliography. Use the MLA style (https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/).
Submit this assignment on Blackboard as a Microsoft Word document. Your paper should now be at least four pages in length (you will now have an extra page for your bibliography).