Swamped with your writing assignments? Take the weight off your shoulder!
Visit a museum or gallery in person, or visit a museum collection via the Google Arts and Culture website. Choose a drawing, and then write a two-page, typed, double-spaced paper in which you describe, analyze, and interpret it. Follow the outline below:
Include a heading in the upper-left corner of your paper with the following information:
the course, quarter, and year (e.g., DRAW101, Fall 2010)
your instructor’s name.
Insert a digital photo of the drawing into the Word document.
Which collection or collections did you visit?
What is the title of the drawing, and why did you choose to write about it?
What is the name of the artist?
What is the media used?
List literal objects in the drawing.
What did you notice first when you looked at the work? Why?
Describe relevant colors, shapes, lines, and textures.
How does mark making function in the drawing?
What is the overall visual effect or mood of the work?
How has the artist used color, shape, line, and texture?
Which of the elements listed above (color, shape, line, and texture) is most dominant, or seems to be the most important?
How has the artist used light in the work?
Do you think there are things in the work that function as symbols, or represent other things?
What feelings do you have when looking at the artwork?