HW10 due 10/31 (11/1 for 10G): 1984 and Brainstorm

1. (English 10H) FINAL DRAFTS OF YOUR ESSAYS ARE DUE! You must turn in the graded second draft with the final! I will not grade the final without the graded second draft.

NOTE: Below you will find the details for the art project! Tonight you are to brainstorm a list of subjects that you would be interested in using as the focus for your project. You should come in with at least 5 subjects. 

Art as Social/Political/Economic/Environmental Commentary

 George Orwell uses the novel as a means to communicate his critical view of political and social paradigms of the mid 20th Century. As I am sure you are aware, he felt strongly about his critique of totalitarianism in general and Stalin’s Soviet Union in particular.

Now it is your turn to use art as a form of commentary. However, the medium you’re your message is VISUAL ART.  First things first, choose a subject that you feel strongly about, something in which you can invest your time, thought, emotion, and creative juices. Your only limit here is your imagination! Your art should have consciousness and purpose as you create awareness.  It should be genuine. Ultimately, I expect that you will elevate and catalyze a dialogue relevant to your subject.

After selecting your subject, you must Research! You are expected to research your subject accumulating a minimum of 5 sources further informing your understanding of the subject.  Further, the sources should ultimately help to give form to your creative project.  At the end, you will submit your research with the creative project.

Folks, this is not some casual art assignment that can be done in your journal consisting of a couple of stick figures. If you do this you will receive no credit for the assignment. In grading the visual bit I am expecting to see the product of deep thought (thematic understanding), extraordinary effort, and creative effort.

The following will be considered when assessing these:

1. Project’s visual impact (The visual should be aesthetically pleasing…more simply, it should look amazing)

2. The project should be informed by your research. It should reflect knowledge and understanding.

3. Project is thoughtful (The visual should be so thoughtfully and carefully created so as to carry your commentary/message.)

4. Project is well-designed/executed

5. Project reflects exceptional effort.

VERY IMPORTANT: The visual alone should communicate the commentary/message. You should not have to rely on words!

I expect a visual representation of the text that borders on brilliance.  Know your creative strengths and weaknesses. If you are not a “natural” artist, improvise… Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. No excuses for mediocrity on this assignment. Peace.

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