This is a two-part lesson, combining Language Arts (words) and Visual Art (Art History, or Visual Arts (pictures). It involves word association to images, and the resulting emotional or contextual relationships. This is essentially an Elementary level assignment, that is, it is extracted from the Ontario Ministry of Education, Curriculum Guide, Grades 1-8, The Arts.
This is a cooperative strategy. Students match printed words to postcard-size or large reproductions of art images. The words can be in different sets (e.g., emotions, moods, adjectives, nouns, verbs, adverbs). Students then discuss their choices.
The teacher presents students with paired images in a variety of art forms (e.g., paintings, sculpture, photographs) along with two words that are not related to visual arts (e.g., flip, flop). The students decide, according to their own criteria and direct observation, which image suits which word. A wide variety of interpretations are acceptable as long as visual support can be found in the selected images.
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Art Analysis Strategies: Artist Statement, Artist Interview
Art Analysis Strategies: Artist's Journal (in role)
Art Analysis Strategy: Image Improvisations, Interpreting a Work of Art through Conventions of Drama
Art Analysis Strategy: Pop Masters; Abstracting an Old Master with Contemporary Images
Art Analysis Strategy; Step into the Picture. Turn Around.
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Art Analysis Strategy: Appropriation; Recontextualize Classic Art with Personified Objects
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