Journal exercises are all about reflective thinking. Not sure what that means? Well, reflection is a form of personal response to experiences, situations, events or new information. Think of it as a ‘processing’ phase where thinking and learning take place. College is pretty much a reflection period because youâ€™re being exposed to new content.
In these assignments you select a prompt and respond. Each of these allows you to focus on a specific idea or example of art and then write your thoughts and reactions â€“ essentially a reflection. Why do this? So you can see how your personal ideals and values influence the way you respond to art â€“ which is the focus of this course.
Choose one of the following prompts:
#1: Expose Yourself to Art!
What has been your exposure to visual art? Has it been primarily from your family? School? Social activities? Personal explorations? Do you make art? If so, what kind? What is the medium you use? What kind of style is it? Who is your audience? If you havenâ€™t made any art, have you ever wanted to? What kind?
#2: A Definition of Art
Do you agree with the definition for â€˜artâ€™ as it is explained in the textbook? Why or why not? Can you add to the definition? Is your definition coming from a subjective or objective perspective?
- Identify which prompt you selected. (5 points)
- Compose a written response to the prompt. Be thorough and address each point or question in the selection. You can choose to do this as an essay or use a question/answer format. (15 points)
- Your response must be at least 150 words. (5 points)