Final Creative Project –
Students will choose one item of interest from our readings or discussions, i.e. a specific person, incident, artwork, literary work, philosophy, etc. and using that specific item, will create their own retelling or interpretation. For example, the student can write a short play, a poem, or song lyrics describing the specific item that you have chosen. For instance, in the past, I’ve had students write a poem/lyrics about a specific artwork, person or philosophy that inspired them, a few students even recorded them singing and playing their song. I’ve had some students do a 21st –century reinterpretation drawing of an artwork that we studied in the course and how it this translates to you now in the 21st century. I want you to be as creative as possible and most importantly have fun and make this a representation of YOU
For many of us, the creative project is usually the hardest assignment. It was always the one I struggled with too. What I usually recommend is finding a topic that really interests you, is there someone we studied that you really liked, or an artwork? Once you have thought about the subject which interests you most, think about how you could “retell” that in a more modern way or in your own words… Maybe a poem, song lyrics, a collage made from magazine clippings, a crossword puzzle, front page of a newspaper from a different century, create a FaceBook or other social media page using a historical figure, etc. what would that look like…. But most importantly, have fun with it!