In addition to the three essays required for this class, you will also complete in-class and homework exercises throughout each progression. These exercises help you do the work required to develop strong formal and final drafts and are an important part of your class participation. Click on the link for the exercise (most recent on top), where you will find the assignment and can comment.

Essay 3

Essay 2

Essay 1

Image: by Yoshiyasu Tamura (b. 1977), a mangaka illustrator and painter, whose work is inspired by both Western and Japanese styles and fuses traditional Japanese painting with modern images.

What do you think of the styles used in the painting as they relate to cultural identity? Do they complement or contrast? Or both?

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