Every picture tells a story, whether it is historical, or a story invented by the artist, leaving the viewer to imagine the narrative.
When: is the story taking place? What time of day is it? Is this happening now, in the future or has it already happened?
Where: is the story taking place?
Who: is in the image?
What: is happening in the artwork?
How: how do the characters feel? How do you feel? What medium(s) did the artist use?
Why: do you think you feel this way? Use clues from the image that will allow you to make connections.
The packet provided will help you in teaching this concept to your students!
* 5W's & How Introduction
*The Story Behind Art 5W's & How Worksheet