Individual Personal Values Art Project

This project consists of:
1) An artwork that connects a topic from this semester with your own values and ethics.
2) An artist statement: A 1 page (max) write-up of the topical issue, a reflection of how your own values connect to this topic.
We will hold an art gallery-style exhibition online for the first part of the session in Week 14. We will then continue into an open Q&A session for final projects and presentations for the remainder of class time.

From the list of class topics, think about a specific topic/concern that resonated with you. How might you showcase your personal values in relation to this topic? How might you represent this topic, and create a personally meaningful work of art?

Part 1: Part one is an artistic representation of your professional values statement. This piece of art should be a reflection on our class activities/topics so far and should include a manifestation of your moral philosophy. This assignment can take many forms and be as complex as you’d like to make it.

By creating an artistic rending of your professional values, you give your workplace values more thought and take the exercise seriously. The end result can be whatever you’d like it to be. 

You may create: Poems, drawings/paintings (From charcoal, watercolors, crayon, to pencil sketches), collages, digital artwork, sculpture, etc.

Note: Please use any materials you have at home, at your disposal. You are in no way required to go to a store or to purchase additional materials. You can certainly create digital artworks, spoken word pieces, poems, collages, or other forms of art that utilize the tools at hand.

Deliverable 1: A picture /video/ file of your artwork to be uploaded to iLearn by Week 13.

Grading Rubric for Part 1: 5: Creativity and time well spent. | 3: solid effort, low in creativity. | 1-2: half-spirited effort.

Part 2: The second part is a reflection of your art piece. The assignment is a succinct 1-page personal values statement. You should cite a specific topic in the text and at least 2 other legitimate reference sources in your reflection. Please use APA format for the citations. 

The format of the statement can vary: it could be (1) a label or accompanying explanation of your art; 2) “All-employee” memos from a CEO; (3) Newspaper editorials; (4) Public speeches; (5) Values statements for your actual business, (6) Others

Deliverable 2: Your artist statement will be due on iLearn by Week 13.

Grading Rubric for Part 2:

5: Professionally written with no spelling/grammar errors. Clear references with citations. Identifies & convincingly articulates 2 or more moral frameworks to guide decisions.

3: Professionally written, but with spelling/grammar errors. Clear references with citations. Identifies & convincingly articulates a moral framework to guide decisions.

0-2: Unclear, haphazard writing. Spelling/grammar errors. Lacks references with citations. Moral framework guiding decisions is unclear.

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