Art Creation & Reflection – Sculpture, Painting, or Drawing


Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Lessons: Week 1, 2, 3

Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

This week you will use your readings from the past two weeks as a point of departure to create your own artistic production and a reflection paper.

Part 1: Art Creation
Select one of the visual art pieces from Chapters 1-6 or the lessons from Weeks 1-3 to use as a point of inspiration. Create a painting, sculpture, drawing, or work of architecture inspired by your selected art piece.

Part 2: Reflection
Write a reflection about the relationship between your art production and the inspiration piece. Include the following in the reflection paper:


Inspiration Piece

Include image.

Record the title, artist, year, and place of origin.

Briefly explain the background of the inspiration piece.

Your Art Piece

Include image.

Provide a title.

Explain the background of your piece.


Explain the thematic connection between the two pieces.

How are they similar and different?

Are they the same medium? How does the medium impact what the viewer experiences?

How do the formal elements of design compare to one another?

Original Artwork Requirements

Methods: paint, watercolor, pencil, crayon, marker, collage, clay, metal, or wood (Check with your instructor about other methods you have in mind.)

No computer-generated pieces

Edouard Manet,

Edouard Manet, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère. 1881–1882. Oil on canvas, 37¾ × 51¼ inches. Courtauld Institute Galleries, London. 

Pierre-Auguste Renoir,

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party. 1881. Oil on canvas, 51 × 68 inches. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. 

Mary Cassatt,

Mary Cassatt, Autumn (Profile of Lydia Cassatt). 1880. Musée du Petit Palais, Paris

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