Art Talk: How-To

Basic Directions

  • Show image and let students silently reflect on what they notice.
  • Ask students to think about one word to share with the class that describes the main feeling of the image.
  • Use prompts to help students verbalize their interpretations.

Describe: What do you see in this picture?

Analyze: What does this image communicate? What do you see that makes you say that?

Relate: What does this image remind you of?  What does this say about the culture of the artist?

  • Once the group’s narrative is fully developed, compare the interpretations to facts about the artwork IF that furthers your teaching objectives.

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