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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Dear Academy Students,

We completed the following today in class:

1. We completed going through the Dis. Doc.

2. You were introduced to your first journal entry.

JOURNAL #1 "Why Man Creates?"
 Comment on the question, "WHY DO WE CREATE? Construct? Depict? Invent? Write? Capture? Perform? What drives mankind to create? For the second part of your entry, view the video clip entitled, "Why Man Creates?," identify people, places cultures, buildings, philosophies, time periods, inventions, works of art, and events that you recognize. 

2. We discussed your homework assignment entitled, "What are the Humanities? Why are they worth studying?" with partners. We then proceeded to obtain the "Davis/Crampton" definition for our course and the FIVE reasons for studying the humanities.

3. Students submitted their homework assignment, and then your assignment entitled "Adaptive Art" was explained . Please note the assignment below.

Adaptive Art”
Humanities Academy

Due Date:MONDAY, AUGUST 26th
  1. In a few minutes, you will have the opportunity to locate a piece of art which you find intriguing. You will use the text, Art Through the Ages, by Helen Gardner to find your choice. There are no parmeters to your decision. Basically, select a piece that “moves” you in some way. Maybe you are drawn to the artist's color chioces, or the expression indicated on the subjects' faces. Just make sure that you are secure in your decision.
  2. Once you have selected a particular piece, you are to create a “cover” for your Humanities Academy notebook based upon your selection. Let me show you our examples to assist you with developing your own ideas.

This piece, entitled “Black Mesa Landscape,” is the inspiration for Ms. Davis's cover.

This piece from the Lindisfarne Gospels is the inspiration for Mrs. Crampton's cover.

  1. You are welcome to use any medium for your cover; this includes computer generated work. You should not recreate the work as a whole, but rather use it to help you create an “adapted” piece. In essence, it is the catalyst for your “Humanities Academy” notebook. Be created! Think beyound what you see in front of you. Consider the emotions you feel when you look at the work. Impress us, because we love to be impressed.
  2. Finally, on the back of your cover, please include a brief, typed explanation, indicating why you selected your chosen piece.
  3. You must also include a citation for your chosen piece. This needs to be included as a seperate page from the explanation. Please note the citation example below for you to follow:
    Works Cited (example)

    Sargent, John Singer. The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit. 1882. Museum of Fine Arts,
(name of artist, title of work, year piece was created, location)