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Monday, August 26, 2013

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Dear Humanities Academy Students,

If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. We finished discussing the five reasons "Why studying the Humanities is so significant?" If you  missed these five reasons, please visit with someone in class.

2. We then continued with Ms. Davis introducing your "Adaptive Art" assignment to you. Please note the explanation for it below. If you have any questions, please stop by for an explanation.

Adaptive Art”
Humanities Academy

Due Date:FRIDAY, AUGUST 30th
  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)