Cuyamaca College La Nostagia

Visual art communicates to us. Think about putting the communication experience of looking at an artwork into poetic words. To keep all of your poems short, sweet, and standardized, we will use the format of the Japanese Haiku.

Find Your Representational Sculpture:

Find a representational sculpture around town to inspire your poem. Snap a photo. A photo that shows you standing besides it is preferred, but not required. Be sure to also mention where the sculpture is located in your thread.

Be sure to embed your image/s (just like in the demo below). DO NOT attach the image/s in word doc or pdf files. Attached images that require downloading for viewing will NOT be looked at and the discussion will earn a zero.

Embedding Images Into Canvas Discussions (Links to an external site.)

Create your Haiku:

A haiku uses just a few words to capture a moment and create a picture in the reader’s mind. It is like a tiny window into a scene much larger than itself.

Traditionally, haiku is written in three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line.

Line 1 = 5 syllables

Line 2 = 7 Syllables

Line 3 = 5 Syllables

Sample Haiku:

The last winter leaves
Clinging to the black branches
Explode into birds.

*Sample above and instructions taken from creative-writing-now.com

Instructions:

Your Discussion experience will come in three parts:

Part 1: Find a representational sculpture around town to inspire your poem. Snap a photo. A photo that shows you standing besides it is preferred, but not required. Be sure to also mention where the sculpture is located in your thread.

Embed the photo to your thread. Avoid using huge file sizes, they may not upload into Canvas.

Part 2: Post your Haiku. Be sure to be descriptive. If you see the opportunity to implement the Visual Toolbox and Principles of Design you may do so. Make sure that the poem that you post is your very own. Be sure to tell us the name of the artist and the title of the artwork below or besides the attached image.

Part 3: Respond to a minimum of 2 other student Threads.

Points will be distributed in this manner:

Discussion– 20 max

Original and relevant content (5 points max)- Displaying you have studied and are knowledgeable of the material by addressing required prompts and writing your own thoughts and feelings regarding the material‘s content.

A critical analysis (5 points max)- Exhibiting you have engaged with the material by address prompts directly by providing original, insightful observations and thought-provoking commentary- in both your post and classmate responses.

Engaging Responses (5 points max)- Engage in critical analysis of the content present in your classmate’s post. You are expected to provide insightful observations, thought-provoking commentary, or feedback to your classmates. Only responses that engage and encourage critical thinking­­ will receive maximum credit.

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