Integrate writing and critical thinking with art and extend art history and art appreciation lessons with art reflection worksheets that introduce students to art analysis and art critique. These worksheets give students an authentic reason to think critically and write purposefully as they reflect on their own art work, their creative process, and the art work of others, especially well-known artists’ work
The draw and write format requires 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
• 15 art reflection worksheets to use with art observations
• 30 art reflection worksheets to use with student-created art work
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.
Download the free companion resource, Looking at Art with Kids,
which has suggestions for using well-known art works to supplement the curriculum.
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Most or all of my art lessons include one or more of these pages. 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:
Start With Art
- five exploratory Art lessons with focus on elements of art
Integrating Art Across the Curriculum Sampler Bundle
- five integrated Art lessons
Art Task Cards
-- for early finishers or art centers
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I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have a Multiple Subjects credential, a Single Subject credential for Art and English, LDS/ESL certification, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Mathematics focus, and Montessori certification. 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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