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 Sculpture, Art 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:
- Introduction (1 paragraph)
- Descriptions of two works—be specific about both concept and physical properties
- What is significant about her work
- Your opinion about the methods and meaning of her work
- 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.
|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|
|Research||10 points: uses a minimum of two sources from art journals; sources are integrated effectively into the paper.|