Give students an authentic reason to think critically and write purposefully using famous paintings or their own art work.
Integrate writing and critical thinking with art and extend art history lessons with these art reflection worksheets which introduce students to art analysis and art critique. These worksheets will help students reflect on their own art work, their creative process, and/or the art work of others, especially well-known artists’ work.
A ‘draw and write’ format asks students to draw a quick sketch of their work or the work they have observed, and then to respond to prompts which may ask for observations, facts, impressions, or examples of the students’ thought processes. Some ask students to write questions or ponderings they may have about the art work.
With these worksheets, students will
• extend learning about art and artists
• integrate writing and art
• learn to appreciate art for art’s sake
• generate questions about artists’ motivations
• foster student self-reflection
• facilitate deeper understandings of the creative process
• make connections through and with art
• analyze successful use of art techniques
• think about art as communication
The worksheets are open-ended, interchangeable, and generic enough to be used for a variety of art lessons. Each can be used more than once with the same class, and teachers can pick and choose from a variety of types of prompts.
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Individual pages from this collection are included in some of my art lessons. If you have purchased art lessons from my store, you may already have some of these worksheets as part of those resources. Please email me or use my Q&A if you have questions!
My art lessons are designed to teach art appreciation, art technique, and art analysis; and to foster authentic art-making and art education. These worksheets are designed to enhance any art lessons.
Related Art lessons:
Artist Biographies for Kids
- informational text with ‘draw and write’ response prompts
Language Arts Strategies with Art BUNDLE
- learn Language Arts skills through art observation and discussion
More Art lessons and Art-integrated resources:
Art Task Cards
- self-directed Art activities for early finishers or Art centers
Start With Art
- five exploratory Art lessons with focus on elements of art
Integrating Art Across the Curriculum Sampler Bundle
- five integrated Art lessons
Free Art resources:
Making Time For Art
-- suggestions and ideas for integrating art in the classroom
Looking at Art with Kids
- using well-known art works to supplement the curriculum
I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids
lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence, and to encourage authentic art-making. Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.
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