Project #6: Artist Blog post PCW Assignment

Assignment

Write PCW post/blog on a contemporary sculptor of your choice.

  • The person must be alive and the work should be no older than ten years.
  • You should find two significant articles on the sculptor (3D objects), who must have been making sculpture in the last ten years.
  • Both articles must be from Art in America, Sculpture, Art News, or another reliable source and be more than a short reviews of a show; choose a different sculptor if you cannot locate two articles in these sources.  The PCW should be approximately 50% research-oriented and 50% your own opinions and interpretations.
    • You must cite the articles in the post.

If you don’t know of a sculptor, browse print copies of SculptureArt in America, and/or ARTnews until you find an image of a sculpture that interests you. When you have chosen a sculptor and wish to find additional articles in Art Full Text database (connect by clicking the “Databases” on the Library Home Page).

See a Reference Librarian if you have any questions about how to search the journals!

Sample Outline: A sample outline for a paper on Donna Lewis might look something like this:

  1. Introduction (1 paragraph)
    1. Attention-grabber
    2. Thesis
  1. Descriptions of two works—be specific about both concept and physical properties
  1. What is significant about her work
  2. Your opinion about the methods and meaning of her work
  3. Conclusion (1 paragraph)

General Notes: READ THIS

Your statements should be backed up with examples of specific sculptures. The post should be at least 600 words. Again, if you can’t find enough information to write a post, choose a different sculptor. MAKE SURE to SITE the articles that you use 

 Grade Rubric

Intro 10 points: interesting, catchy, focused, a good predictor of the rest of the post
Overall Organization 10 points: each paragraph has a topic sentence; all paragraphs relate to topic; smooth transitions between paragraphs
Conclusion 10 points: summarizes and synthesizes arguments; is interesting and makes your reader think
Description 20 points: clearly describes specific piece using Design terms, trends in career of artist, and/or life of artist include images of work!
Critique 20 points: clearly articulates your opinion about the work and your interpretation of one or more sculptures using Art & Design Terms
Grammar 10 points: no fragments, run-ons, or punctuation errors; spelling is correct, and sentences are clear
Quotes/Citing 10 points:
Research 10 points: uses a minimum of two sources from art journals; sources are integrated effectively into the paper.
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