Final Project Submission
Throughout this course, you have developed a relationship with an art form of your choosing. You have looked at this work of art through several lenses that were designed to deepen your appreciation for the art and increase your awareness of how art is created and exhibited. You have studied how art, in general, and your chosen art form, in particular, impacts culture, society, and even civilization. Finally, as you studied your chosen art form, you became an active participant in the creative, artistic process.
Submission of Final Project: In Week 1, you identified a local exhibition, event, presentation, or production of an art form that you could attend by the end of Week 4. In Week 2, you selected the art form and within that art form, the specific work of art that you investigate and explore for your Final Project. In Week 3, you discovered and outlined the influence of the philosophical and religious environment in the era in which your chosen work of art was created. In Week 4, you described the historical and cultural context of the literature written in the same era as the artwork you chose.. This week you submit your completed Final Project. Congratulations!
By Day 7
Submit your Final Project:
- In a 4- to 6-page paper, using the “APA Course Paper Template, 6th ed.” found in the “Course Paper” section of the Walden Writing Center website to format your essay: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates. Write a detailed, three-part artistic criticism of the artwork you chose, including the components of descriptive, interpretive, and evaluative criticism described in your course text, and found in the “Humanities Through the Arts Classroom Glossary” following guidelines:
- Draw valuable information from the research you performed throughout the course. You may repeat fragments of text you wrote in the Assignments you submitted in prior weeks.
- If the exhibition consisted of several individual pieces of art (for example, a gallery of paintings or sculptures, or several plays throughout the week), narrow your focus to a subset of the entire display. Look for a group with common characteristics (such as a specific artist, genre, or physical grouping, or a political theme, or cultural message).
- Consider the aesthetic choices made by the curator, host, exhibitor, producer, or sponsor, as well as those made by the artist.
- Create an engaging title indicating the general theme or thesis of your essay. The title should express the overall point you are trying to make in your essay.
- Remember to cite and reference all sources, per the examples provided in the Course Paper Templates in this week’s Learning Resources and/or the Walden University Writing Center.
- Proofread before submitting your work.
- In the same document (within the 4–6 pages), write 3–4 paragraphs responding to the following:
- Put yourself in the shoes of those who planned the exhibit or event you chose to analyze. What goals might you have had for enrichment of your local community through this presentation?
- Did those who presented this exhibit or event succeed in revealing values and a level of civic engagement in the community in which it was presented? Why, or why not?
- Reflect on your personal experience or opinion regarding art before this course. How has your perception of art changed as a result of the course and your experience with the artwork you chose to study? Explain.
- Support your assertions by making at least two documented references to your course readings, following documentation examples in the “Common Reference List Examples” link in this week’s Learning Resources.