In Unit 6, you learned about the many forms of creative expression including music, musical instruments, dance, drama and others, and now it is time to explore your own creative talents. In this assignment, you will create an artifact where you are the artist. Some ideas to consider include:
Creating a dance or performing one.
Singing a song or writing one.
Playing an instrument
Reading a scene from a play, a poem, or a short story.
Creating a painting, drawing, or craft.
Cooking a favorite dish
Playing Mindcraft or other non-violent computer game
In this artifact, presentation will be determined by the talent you are sharing. To record a literary reading, musical instrument playing, singing or other performing arts, creating a video is a strong option. For painting, drawing, or craft work, taking images as the artifact develops and inserting those into a Powerpoint or a Prezi is a solid option. Use what format you are comfortable with and visit this link for helpful tutorials.
You can also use phone apps or website apps to create music, make digital artworks, and many more. Some links to get you started:
A free music maker. https://www.oceanwaves.io/currents/SyBFxczTeuFvH3A67 (Links to an external site.) This website allows you to create music using a library of sounds, record it, and save it to your profile. From the profile, you click the link button and share that link in your assignment submission.
For drawing, creating clip art collages, and other options visit https://sketch.io/sketchpad/ (Links to an external site.)? This website allows you to freestyle using brush, pen, thin line and other drawing options. It also has standard textbox options to capture your drawing, clipart and is free to use. Once complete, click on the three dots at the bottom left and choose ‘export.’ Select JPEG, give your work a title, save to your computer, then upload through the assignment link.
the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ of the creative process. Did you find it challenging to decide what to create or how to create it? Think also about the feelings you had while creating. Could you feel the creative energy artists often talk about? How might that be an important stress reducer as you continue in your academic journey? (1 or more well-developed paragraphs)
on how the Humanities is made up of artifacts just like yours that present a unique expression of the human experience. Are you encouraged to create more artifacts after the course is over? (1 or more well-developed paragraphs)