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.
The first activity in this package is an ‘Art Vocab Scavenger Hunt.’ Students are given a list of 72 definitions and must match them to their corresponding art term from an art vocabulary list. Younger students would probably do well to complete this in groups (I’ve also included a second worksheet that has the first letter of each correct answer to help guide students to the correct answer. **This can also help differentiate for your students.).
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)! ☺
**Answer key included
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 Vocab 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)!!
Also included in this package is the Art Vocab Jeopardy game mentioned above.
To begin the game you must start on the last slide of the PPT (the game board). If you would like to play a different game board, you just have to move the game board to be the LAST slide in the presentation (the ‘back to the board’ link on the bottom right corner of each question page links to the LAST slide in the presentation).
There are 3 game boards included. One that is set up like the traditional Jeopardy board (Categories: Color, Illusion of Depth, Elements/Principles, and Lines Lines Lines!). The other two boards are arranged by project images, so the questions under each image correspond with a vocabulary word used during that particular project.
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). To maintain organization, each slide in the PPT is numbered the same as its number order in the Scavenger Hunt worksheet.
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!
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