Option A: Visual Arts Summary
Research one painting, sculpture, or work of architecture. You may choose to perform your research in the University Library or an online, academic resource.
Write a 525- to 700-word summary describing your selected work of art or architecture. Include the following in your description:
A description of the use of color, line, composition, or other formal elements in the work
A description of the types of media or materials used in the work
An overview of the subject represented or the style of architecture
Apply appropriate APA formatting.
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Option B: Visual Arts Portfolio
Create a portfolio of 5 or 6 works of art and architecture organized under one of the following themes or another theme of your own creation:
Works of art and architecture I would like to see in person
Highlights of art and architecture from the Italian Renaissance
Works from the Capitol: the art and architecture of Washington, D.C.
Write a brief 4- to 6-sentence description of each work of art or architecture that includes a description of its formal elements, the type of media or material used, and an overview of the subject or style of the work of art or architecture.
Note: You may use the websites of museums, cultural institutions, or other academic online resources.
Use a presentation tool for this assignment, such as Microsoft® PowerPoint® or Prezi®. Make sure to include correct APA formatting to cite each image and resource, and include your descriptions in the speaker notes or in another document.
Submit your assignment.
Option C: Scavenger Hunt Worksheet and Answer Key
Suppose you are a teacher creating an online activity on the topic of the humanities for your students.
Create a museum website scavenger hunt worksheet and answer key for your class. Decide which grade level, K through 12, you are teaching, and keep the age of your students in mind when creating this activity.
Include the following in your worksheet:
2 or 3 questions on formal elements in art
2 or 3 questions on media and materials in art
2 or 3 questions on the subject matter or style of a work of art or architecture
The use of at least 1 or 2 different museum or cultural institution websites
The answer key must demonstrate your own understanding of the following:
How color, line, and other formal elements are used in art and architecture
The various effects of different media or materials (such as watercolor, oils, or stone masonry) and how they are used by the artist or architect
How artists tell a story with their art or how subject or style is communicated in art
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