First, you need to choose an artist (painter, sculptor, photographer, etc.) whose work is interesting and inspiring to you. Do not copy his/her work but use it as a starting point for your project. For example, if you choose Boticelli’s The Birth of Venus, you may use the same mythological theme in a different medium such as sculpture, mosaic, or song.
Step 2 – Research
Research the time period of your artist.
Research the artist’s biography.
Research the artist’s techniques, ideas, and inspirations.
The more information you know about the artist, the better you will understand the work that inspired you to create your project. Select 1 work by this artist that you particularly admire. You will be required to submit an image of this artwork at the end of the semester along with the project itself.
Step 3 – Proposal
Decide on a medium (pain, clay, etc.).
Type your project proposal (about 400 words) including the following information:
Artwork you have chosen.
How you will show “the spirit” of the artist and the chosen artwork.
What social angle applies to the work
Proposal: REQUIRED, you must get approval for your project or your project won’t be accepted.
Well-developed paragraph (at least 400 words) free of grammatical and spelling errors.
Addresses chosen artist/artwork/movement used as basis of project, the medium, and intentions to capture “the spirit of” that artist and specific artwork.
Contains steps to how you will create your artwork and a timeline for how long you estimate it will take
Contains an image of the inspiration artist/artwork/movement
Identifies social angle of artist/artwork/movement