This handout will help students along with writing about art; complete with a word bank and an example of acceptable answers! Students will use this to write a short reflection about their art and how they used the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design.
I teach elementary art and I try to incorporate writing every chance I get. This is a great way to assess you student's knowledge of the basics of art and design. I have my 4th and 5th graders use this to write about their art, but middle school and early high school art classes would excel at this. It's difficult for my 4th and 5th graders, but I am always amazed at their responses and reflection of their art. Using this writing tool in your art classroom will advance your students skills in writing, reflection, and art criticism.