ou can find general instructions for the journals and a grading rubric in “Journals: description and instructions” on our Assignments page.

In this journal you should respond to: Lovesong and contemporary British Sculpture, as well as to the visual and performing arts you experience outside of class. You should apply some of the ideas and terminology introduced in the first few of our classes. You should also discuss one moment from a performance and one work of visual art in detail.

The paper should address one artist book. Your papers should include 1. an introduction to the book you are writing about (information about the artist and/or press, title of work, when and where this book was produced, etc.). 2. describe what the book is communicating (what is narrative or concept? Is this being communicated via text, images or form?) 3. thoroughly describe the physical book (details about binding, dimensions, media, color, material choices, number of pages, front versus back, etc.). 4. your thoughts on why the artists made all of those choices. 5. a strong conclusion

Artist name: Radha Pandey’s
Book: Taxonomy of Shapes
website about the book: https://wsworkshop.org/2015/04/taxonomy-of-shapes/
her website: https://www.radhapandey.com/about
other website: https://miscellanynews.org/2016/04/06/arts/radha-pandey-to-trace-history-of-papermaking-in-lecture/

Watch Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Links to an external site.), and write a reflection along with some notes before March 24, Wednesday class. Please be advised there are few segments/interviews are in Chinese.

Reflection about the documentary (e.g. overall narrative, cinematography, etc.) (300 words):

Reflection about Ai’s work/practice and its relevance in Contemporary art/Postmodernism. (300 words):

Notes about specific scenes: (bullet-point with information of time frame and/or screenshots)

Assignment: Choose a one-minute segment from one of the following works: Noname, Self; tUnE-yArDs, Bizness; Delta 5, Mind Your Own Business; and Nina Simone, I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free. To insure that your TA can precisely follow the timings in your score, please use the versions of these songs that are in our Spotify playlist: Username: sharkstooth / playlist: Lively Arts Graphic Transcription (there is also a link to the playlist on Moodle). You do not have to pay for a Spotify account to access this playlist. If you dont have an account, youll just have to sit through some ads.

Listen to the whole song first, before you choose the minute you want to notateyour one-minute segment can be taken from anywhere in the song; it does NOT have to be the first minute!!!! Find the part that interests you most. Make up your own graphic notation to create a score that reflects what you hear in this minute of music. Then write a short essay describing your transcription: what decisions did you make, and why? What aspects of the song most interested you, and how did you depict them visually? What was most challenging or interesting about making your score? etc.

Specific Requirements and Directions:
1. Once youve chosen your one-minute segment, listen to it carefully many, many times, making note of what you notice about the melody(ies), rhythm, and texture. These three elements will be the foundation of your score, although you will add others as well.
2. Create symbols (lines, shapes, dots, whatever works for your understanding of the music) that you will use to denote pitch and rhythm. Also, create a way to indicate texture (each individual instrument or voice), and melody (every sound has a pitch; but some pitches strung together make a melody that your ear grasps and follows; a song can have more than one melody going on at once).
3. Once you have decided on your basic framework, add colors to symbolize aspects of the song that you think are important or interesting. Colors could be used to indicate timbre, mood, texture, consonance/dissonance, melody, etc. Please use at least two colors, although feel free to use more than two!
4. If you like, you could create a key for your scorea chart breaking down which symbols/colors you used to indicate which elements. Only do this if it seems like it would help you stay organized. If you do make a key, please turn it in along with the score and essay.
5. Create your score. You may use the template provided on the course website (print out the template, then draw your score by hand onto it). The template contains four rectangles with each rectangle representing 15 seconds of your one-minute excerpt. Please time stamp above each bar to indicate the section of music you are notating, e.g. 0:25-0:55. (Remember, you must use the version that is in my Spotify playlist)
a. You are welcome to use this template; but you are also welcome to envision a different way of notating your minute of music. If you want to come up with a different format for your scoreif you dont like the time-stamped rectangles of the provided templateplease feel free to do so! Any way you choose to realize your score is fine, so long as your score includes all the above requirements, is time-stamped in some way so that we can follow along, and you explain your choices clearly in your essay.
6. Write a short (minimum 2 pages, 12 pt. font, double spaced) essay explaining how the shapes, figures, and colors you chose to use in your score reflect the specific musical elements you heard in your selection. Be sure to refer to the Music Portfolio Project grading rubric (on Moodle) to make sure all criteria are met.
7. Email the whole thing to your TAyour score (if you did it by hand, take a picture of it or scan it), your essay, and a key if you made one.

Note: Feel free to be very creative with your score. You can be very free with this assignment, so long as we are able to follow your score, and youre able to clearly describe why you took the approach you took, and why you chose the symbols/colors/etc. you chose. Students have come up with all kinds of really interesting, creative approaches to this assignmentif you have a cool idea but are unsure whether its okay or not, just check with your section instructor!

TOPIC: An examination of Expressionist Art, its original style and intentions and its contrast to later acceptable art.

Germany and Austria, among other places, experienced a Modernist movement influenced by earlier artists. Additionally, those two places found that Modernism assisted in expressing social commentary. Also, World War I (in which many artists were involved) generated personal internal commentary on the nature of war; its experience and aftermath lent itself to the Expressionism that developed after.
Later, with the advent of the Nazi Party and Hitler and ultimately World War II, art in Europe suffered the stigma of the degenerate label.
Based on your reading, online module information, and video provided, comment:

On artists involved in the Expressionist movement
How their personal experiences lent to the subject matter and style in their art work
Their style and method
The type of art that was deemed acceptable by the Nazi Party
The result of Nazi censorship as it impacted German and Austrian artists, as well as other artists in Europe

Read the essay, included here, “‘The Enigma of Arrival’: Hybridity and Authenticity in the Global Space” by Peter van der Meer and reflect on how selected points raised in the essay might apply to or illuminate the concept “World Music” as a category, or are otherwise relevant to thinking about musical genres and practices in a global perspective.

-All examples should be fashion brands or company.
-Please follow the requirements and the teachers feedback to make changes for Assignment 1.
-Use the form plate in “requirements” to write assignment 2-quantity research, just fill in the lines and blanks.
-Interview Questions should be separate into 4 sections, each section 2-3 questions , ask for interviewee’s experiences, attractions. For example “Have you ever participate learning opportunity, if yes, what factor attracts you to? “

A student must write on a particular photographer or body of images, or on a historical period in which the student is interested, etc. Project topics must establish links between photographic works and the contexts in which they were created.  Papers are researched using scholarly, responsible sources such as books, exhibition catalogues, and articles. (chiefly from the JSTOR database). Websites, Wikipedia, blogs and other such informal sources are NOT ACCEPTABLE as research.

Research projects will produce carefully-crafted papers of between 7 and 10 pages in length.

Papers are double-spaced, formatted with 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch
margins throughout.

Supporting images with full caption information appear after the bibliography, which follows the body of the paper. In-text citations and the corresponding bibliography must be formatted per the
Chicago Manual of Style.

I am able to provide login info for databases, and answer any additional questions if needed. Sources in Annotated Bib can be changed if needed.

I am running an online store that sells branded apparel, accessories and footwear.. from Gucci to Adidas and almost 60 other brands in between.
I would love to get some blog posts about controversial celebrities and fashion.. Celebrities who are loved by millions and their relation to fashion and their own style of dressing .. Lady Gaga , Sia .. etc..
You have the upper hand in deciding the topic and the celebrity in each blog post.. today we start with 1 and then we move to the next 

You can keep it simple and use our textbooks for your selected artworks. 35,000 B.C.E. to 500 C.E. Paleolithic art through the Early Medieval period will be covered in the course materials, and therefore, your selected art works should be within this time frame. Please do not pick a Renaissance art work or anything contemporary. If you have questions, you can look at all chapters in our syllabus, and select works from those chapters. That is a good, guaranteed approach to finding acceptable images.

You may also mix it up and use some internet researched art images (artists must be fairly well-known so that you can research them more easily). Each week, in our discussions, we will be completing skills that can be applied to your Final Projects. For example, your first impressions and theme, research, and describing art (Elements of Art and Principles of Design).

In order to successfully complete the virtual art exhibit, you should create something (a video in your preferred format, Prezi or GoogleSlides, a virtual guided tour in ArtSteps, a Voicethread collection of images and text, a PDF, etc.) that contains two (2) art works AND a 1 page Exhibit Statement.

Step 1: Write an Exhibition Statement first.
Exhibit Statements discuss the inspiration for the exhibition. Discuss topics that give the viewer information about why you chose these works of art, and why you think they “belong” together. What is your inspiration for this exhibition?

An Exhibition Statement also introduces the works of art to the audience before they enter the exhibition. The Exhibition Statement is a great place to write about your first impressions and the theme or themes that connect to your 2 works of art.

Formatting requirements for your Exhibition Statement:

The Exhibition Statement needs to be one page in length, double-spaced. And it needs to be in 11 or 12 point font. Use paragraphs, please.
Must include any sources used to write paragraphs’ information — add in-text citations. Research them if you haven’t used them before.
A Bibliography should be added also. It is on its own slide, page, or section after the essay or exhibition itself.
The Bibliography should include a total of 3-4 academic resources.
Step 2: Create your presentation and write some awesome descriptions.

Start that slide show or ArtSteps guided tour, for example. Don’t forget to use MLA StyleLinks to an external site. format for your citations and sources listed at the end of presentation.

Please address these basic properties when you write about in paragraphs that you write. Use all terminology that is used below in the list. I am using bullet points in order to clearly format the instructions but this bullet list would not be appropriate for a professional Arts article or essay, for example.

The title of the work of art in MLA Style format. Links to an external site.
The date or general time period (for example, during prehistoric times, there are general time periods, such as Neolithic and Paleolithic
Medium (the materials that are used in order to create the artwork)
Dimensions (size) — is it small-scale? Or is this a large-scale work and about the size of a human being? Is it monumental, which means that it is many times the size of a human being?
What is the subject matter presented in the work of art?
Once you properly introduce a work of art, discuss the work of art in terms of one Element of Art and one Principle of Design.

Step 3: Complete the first impressions and connect them to a theme.

Pick a theme and do research based on this topic. Tell us what you have learned in your exhibition statement that you started earlier.

Examples of Research:

Articles – online magazines, newspapers, art magazines (Juxtapoz)
Podcasts – there’s lots of art podcasts
Our textbook – stick to the chapters that we cover in the syllabus
Online museum events (Asian Art Museum, for example)
YouTube (a lot of museums, universities, and artists have their own channels)
Online search in our library database
Don’t be afraid to Ask a Librarian – they can find sources for you while you work on other stuff!
Step 4: Design an Element of Art and a Principle of Design.

Finally, it’s very important to demonstrate that you understand how to identify at least one Element of Art in the work of art. Describe it in your own words, and then do the same for at least one Principle of Design.