This week, you will create your art journal using Microsoft Word or PowerPoint. The Ashford Writing Center’s How to Make a PowerPoint Presentation (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.can help you to put together an attractive and successful PowerPoint presentation.
For this week’s art journal, provide an interpretation and personal reflection of a work of art of your choice. You may draw from images that you find in Gardner’s Art Through the Ages: The Western Perspective or a website listed on the ART101 Museum and Images Website document located in your classroom. As an option, consider visiting a local art museum to gain an even higher level of insight into the experience of art and art appreciation.
Your interpretation and reflection should be based on what you have learned about the process and components of art appreciation. Refer to the assigned reading from the textbook and required videos as examples of how to interpret works of art, taking care to correctly cite these and any other sources that you use. Also, include any other significant details that make this work unique. Include an image of the work of art you have chosen in your journal.
TIP: To fully contemplate the work of art using what you have learned about art and art appreciation, it is recommended that you examine the work of art for at least ten minutes, taking note of your reactions and observations throughout your examination. Use these notes to compose your journal entry.
Cite your sources as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. guides on Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. For works of art, follow the basic modified APA style reference entry format in the APA Style Reference Entries for Artwork document.
Submit your completed journal to Waypoint for grading. If you choose to use PowerPoint for your journal entry, be sure to save it as a PDF before submitting to Waypoint.