MIXED MEDIA MURAL RUBRIC


The Way You Do the Things You Do

The Temptations

Knockin' on Heaven's Door

Take your Pick

Unchained Melody

The Righteous Brothers

What's Goin On?

Marvin Gaye

COMPOSITION:
Aesthetics
&
Elements of Art

Strong aesthetic appeal (eye-catching, visually engaging); sophisticated and dynamic composition; makes you want to continue interacting; clearly demonstrates original vision and willingness to experiment and take risks.
 
Thoughtful application of the elements of art (color, line, shape or form, space, texture, value) and the principles of design (variety, rhythm, scale, balance, emphasis, contrast, pattern, figure to ground relationship)

Visually interesting; demonstrates some originality and innovative thinking; elements adequately contribute to conveying the content and meaning; most elements used appropriately to enrich the experience; although purpose may not be readily evident.
 
Effective application of the elements of art (color, line, shape or form, space, texture, value) and the principles of design (variety, rhythm, scale, balance, emphasis, contrast, pattern, figure to ground relationship)

Lacking attention to aesthetic design. Elements are (or appear) random or insufficient and do not enhance message; some original ideas present.
 
Limited application of the elements of art (color, line, shape or form, space, texture, value) and the principles of design (variety, rhythm, scale, balance, emphasis, contrast, pattern, figure to ground relationship)


Ideas lack originality or conviction; elements interfere with or distract from content and communication of ideas; inappropriate or no use of images; lacking a theme.
 
Weak application of the elements of art (color, line, shape or form, space, texture, value) and the principles of design (variety, rhythm, scale, balance, emphasis, contrast, pattern, figure to ground relationship)


CONCEPT:
Critical
Thinking
&
Content
Mastery

The presentation of ideas is thoughtful, insightful, clear and focused; evocative and engaging theme is sustained; topic approached from a unique perspective;  interesting connections between ideas.
It is implicit that this exploration matters.
 
Explores the complexity of the issues; in-depth analysis; confrontation and discussion of conflicting information, motivations and ideas; critical thought and research evident; interprets principles in accurate and insightful ways.
 
Sufficient information to make the presentation worth viewing; content effectively achieves its intended purpose; historical information is accurate and relevant.
 
Makes frequent, meaningful and rich cross-discipline and/or real-life connections

You attempt to develop all ideas; although some ideas may be developed more thoroughly and specifically than others; the overall development reflects some depth of thought, enabling the viewer to generally understand and appreciate your ideas. Theme is present.
 
Analysis accurate but lacking depth of understanding; may not demonstrate clear understanding of issues or audience engagement; may lack thoroughness in addressing purpose.
 
Considerable evidence contributes to message development but lacks depth; assumptions cloud facts, some ideas are ambiguous.
 
Makes relevant cross-discipline and real-life connections

Limited by superficial generalizations; unclear or simplistic; may be simply an account of a single incident instead of articulating a purpose; therefore the viewer cannot sustain interest in the ideas; theme is developing
 
More descriptive than analytic; relies on summary of information and events rather than application of information to audience opinion; makes errors in interpreting research; ineffectively synthesizes the information.
 
Exhibits only sketchy or insufficient evidence; may have errors; some understanding of details, nuances and subtleties of the content; most subject knowledge is literal and does not enhance message development.
 
Attempts some cross-discipline and real-life connections that demonstrate partial understanding

Confusing and hard to follow; disorganized; develops no connections among ideas; statements are convoluted and viewer is left questioning the work itself and not the ideas presented in the work.
 
Inadequate or inaccurate understanding of the information, events or audience; attempts at analysis or insight are confused or inappropriate; major errors in understanding.
 
Almost no use of evidence; attempts are confused or inappropriate; major errors; complete misunderstanding or no effort to understand the details, nuances and subtleties of the content.
 
Learns primarily without cross-discipline or real-life connections