One of the greatest challenges art students face during a critique, is their frequent inability to verbalize their artistic intentions. So much time is spent teaching art history, techniques, and process, that we as teachers often forget to give students the tools (the vocabulary) they need to be successful.
The purpose of this TPT package is to help reinforce some of the basic terminology needed by art students today.
This package begins with a vocabulary scavenger hunt.
Have students work by themselves or in groups to match each definition in the packet to its matching vocabulary word. You can have students use the included art vocabulary list- or for a more interactive approach, have them match the words with their definitions by looking at my Elements of Art and Principles of Design posters and/or Visual Word Wall Cards (not included – sold separately)!
I’ve also included a version of the vocabulary scavenger hunt that has the first letter of each word already written in. This is a great option for students that aren’t as familiar with the vocabulary.
This activity is also a great lesson to leave for a substitute to do with students as well! *You won’t return to a permanent splotch of glitter and glue cemented to your floor (true story)!
Ughhhhh a boring packet?! That’s no fun! My kids won’t want to complete this – what’s the motivation to complete this accurately and in its entirety??
Ah! So glad you asked!
Before beginning the ‘Art Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt’ be sure to explain to students that afterwards they will be playing a game of Art Vocab Jeopardy! Student groups will go head to head in the Jeopardy game and will be able to use their packets while they play (so if it is completed and done correctly – they already have all the answers)!!
Once you’re ready to play the Jeopardy game you have a few options. I’ve included 4 different games:
• Art Vocabulary Board
• Giant Vocabulary Board
• Specialty Board #1
• Specialty Board #2
If you’re unsure of which one you’ll want to use with your class, be sure to check out the ‘Answer Boards’ PDF included in this package. You can see exactly what words are used on each gameboard.
Each board is setup as it's own game (in presentation mode), but I've also included an editable PPT so you can change whatever you need to if necessary.
If you use the editable version, make sure that the gameboard is the LAST slide in the presentation (that's what the "Back to the Board" button on the slides links back to).
If you would like to create your own board, you can simply copy and paste the classic Jeopardy board and change the categories and where the questions hyperlink to (right click -> Hyperlink -> Edit -> Hyperlink to Document -> Anchor.. then select the slide).
If you would like your students to use your classroom word wall to complete the scavenger hunt, consider purchasing my Visual Art Vocabulary Word Wall Cards
. This set includes 216 art vocabulary terms (72 of which are in the game) that feature the vocabulary word and a visual representation in the background.
If you would prefer a set WITH definitions, click here
Another great option is my "Elements and Principles Art Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt and Jeopardy Game (Vol. 2)"
if you are wanting to focus more on the elements and principles!
If you are likely to come back for more art education products, consider investing in my 'Art with Mrs. Nguyen's Growing Elementary Art Bundle'!
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