For a variety of more academic subjects – such as history, science or geography – you may be required to write various essays or regulate complete written homework. However, when it comes to art, you may be more used to being creative and being required to produce drawings, paintings, 3-D sculptures or other pieces of art, rather than having to write anything. Therefore, if you need to produce an essay as part of your homework, you may be wondering how to deal with things.
Of course, your art homework will not always necessarily require you to write an essay. For example, you may be set a task whereby you have to produce a piece of art, such as a drawing. And, if this is the case, then you may feel far more relaxed about the whole thing. If you enjoy drawing pictures and creating art, then you may have some great ideas and be quite happy to get the work done.
Of course, if you are studying art, but you are not necessarily the artistic type, then this may also cause you problems. If this is the case, then it can be good idea to look at various pieces of art for extra inspiration, and potentially even talk with your friends and classmates to see if they can give you any ideas or help when drawing or producing a piece of artwork.
Writing academic papers based on art
As mentioned, if you’re homework requires you to write an assignment then you may be struggling for ideas. The following suggestions should help you to deal with any written assignments that you have to do.
Brainstorming techniques can be a great way of come up with ideas to write about. For example, you may wish to list down any particular ideas relating to art that you can think of. It may be that you list down famous artists or art movements or, alternatively, you may choose to look at various genres and periods of art.
Once you have some overall themes, you can start to pick a few more specific ideas for each theme, before discarding any ideas that you do not like the sound of, until you have narrowed down to a shortlist of potential topics that you would be happy to write about. Once you have a shortlist, you can then think of and write down a few pros and cons for each idea, so as to help you decide between them.