The team will attempt to contact one another and agree to meet at a local gallery at an agreed time and place. If it is not possible for all team members to meet at the designated time and place, it becomes the responsibility of the individual student to visit the selected gallery on their own and to communicate information from their visit to the other Team Members. After the gallery visit, each Team Member is required to post images of their selected work, as well as related information such as artist, title, medium etc., in the File Exchange area within the Group Tools. This will enable all members to select a work of art from the group for use as comparison to their chosen work. 

Each Team Member will submit a PowerPoint presentation, minimum of 5 slides/maximum of 10 slides.

This will include three levels of discussion of each piece: Description, Analysis and Interpretation. The team will utilize the Visual Elements and Principles of Design, and process in the creation of this work of art following the specifications given in the rubric.

The PowerPoint will conclude with a comparison between your chosen work and one art object submitted by another team member.

Description 30 % of points earned________

Write the name of the art work being discussed, the artist’s name, the date, time, name of museum, size, description of the piece or composition, and the location. In the description, create a visual image with words.

Analysis 40 % of points earned________

Based on the description provided in the introduction,

analyze the artist’s intent or message within the work of art. Provide notated research (inquiry) to further interpret the background of the artist and the era in which it was created. The innovation and expression of ideas of the artist should be better understood through this research. Discuss the Visual Elements and Principles of Design. Which Visual Elements and Principles of Design are present in this work of art and give examples.

Interpretation of the art object 30% earned ________

Discuss the content of the piece. Why was it created? Does it have a narrative or discuss social issues? What emotional feeling is present? Summarize your reaction to this art object.

PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF YOUR ATTENDANCE AT THIS GALLERY. ATTACH OF PHOTO OF YOUR TEAM IN FRONT OF THE WORK OF ART IN THE GALLERY. IF YOU CANNOT MEET AS A TEAM, SUBMIT A PHOTO OF EACH MEMBER IN FRONT THE THE ART IN THE GALLERY. IF A PHOTO IS NOT ALLOWED, YOU WILL NEED TO FIND A GALLERY THAT WILL ALLOW A PHOTO.

Look for these VISUAL ELEMENTS:

visual tools an artist has to make a work of art

1. Line: Lines can show outline, imply a third dimension, show direction or movement

2. Shape and Mass: Shape refers to 2 dimensions, for instance, a square. Mass refers to 3 dimensions, for instance, a cube.

3. Light: Light reveals form. Where is the light source? What is the range of values, from light to dark, in the art you are reviewing?

4. Color: How does the artist use color in the art object you are reviewing? Is it the primary colors only? Is it emotionally soothing or jarring?

5. Texture and pattern: Does the art object you are viewing have actual texture, could you feel it? Or does it have implied texture, suggesting that it is smooth or rough? Does it have an overall pattern on the surface?

6. Space: If your object is architectural or sculptural, it will have 3 dimensional space. Try to describe the space. If your object is two dimensional, how does the artist imply space, for example, through linear perspective, overlapping of objects, smaller or larger objects, or atmospheric perspective?

7. Time and motion: Does the art object imply time, for instance, a sunset, or motion, for instance, a sculpture that moves?

Look for these PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN:

the organization of the composition or design of the art work

1. Unity and Variety: Unity is a sense of oneness in the art. Variety maintains interest in art

2. Balance: Symmetrical balance occurs when both sides of the art object are similar in size or shape. Asymmetrical balance occurs when the two sides are quite different in the appearance of the objects in the art.

3. Emphasis and Subordination: How does the artist draw your eye to the center of attention of the art object? How does the artist make the rest of the painting subordinate to the center of interest?

4. Scale and Proportion: Scale means size in relation to a standard or “normal” size. Proportion refers to size relationships between parts of a whole, or between two or more items perceived as a unit. Sometimes these are deliberately incorrect, as in Hierarchal Scale in the art of antiquity.

5. Rhythm or repetition: The repeated use of a color, shape or line to create expression