Need a quick, fun activity for that in-between time in the classroom, while students are finishing up work, or during set up or clean up?
I came up with ArtZap as a quick, interactive powerpoint game where students “zap” either the figurative or abstract artwork that they see. In the process of zapping the paintings, students reinforce two critical art concepts, and gain exposure to 16 famous works of art.
Paintings featured in ArtZap: Figurative or Abstract
Portrait of a Man in Red Turban, Jan van Eyck
Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli
American Gothic, Grant Wood
Nighthawks, Edward Hopper
The Child’s Bath, Mary Cassatt
Rowers, Thomas Eakins
On White II, Wassily Kandinsky
Endless Rhythm, Robert Delaunay
Portrait of Pope Julius II, Raphael
White Center (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose), Mark Rothko
Fire in the Evening, Paul Klee
Composition No. 10, Piet Mondrian
Napoleon Crossing the Alps, Jacques Louis David
Convergence, Jackson Pollock
The Swing, Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, Marcel Duchamp
The download of ArtZap: Figurative or Abstract contains both a pptx and a pptsx file. The presentation is 7 slides: introduction; definition of concepts; two game boards; two “hooray screens.” To advance to the hooray screen, click on the background after all slides are zapped.
If you are looking for individual slides of all of the works of art featured in this game, please see my Get Excited About Art slideshow. It contains all of these paintings, plus dozens more, plus a PDF of all slides for you and your class: