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Lesson Plans

Re: Guess the Artist Quiz

From: Susan Bennett (sbennett)
Date: Mon Apr 03 2000 - 17:11:23 PDT

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    From: skygeoff <skygeoff>
    To: ArtsEdNet Talk <artsednet>
    Date: Monday, April 03, 2000 7:25 PM
    Subject: Guess the Artist Quiz

    >I'm having great success with a contest I came up with at my school. I
    >art to grades one through five.
    >I hung up 10 big prints by famous modern artists (19th and 20th century) in
    >hallway outside of the art room. I covered up the information at the
    bottom and
    >taped over the artists' signatures. I taped a clue to each picture such
    >"This artist invented pointillism." or "She was famous for her paintings of
    >mothers and their children." Inside the art room door I have a box on the
    >counter filled with pencils and small pieces of paper. The children have
    >guess the names of 5 of the artists if they are in 5th grade, 4 for 4th
    >and so on down to the first graders who just have to guess one correctly.
    >have to write their guesses on the slips of paer and drop them in the
    raffle box
    >which is also on the counter near the door. The contest is open to
    teachers and
    >parents but they have to guess 6 artists out of 10. On April 15th I'm
    going to
    >pick a winner from each grade level and one adult winner. I have art
    >to give as prizes and a great book on Van Gogh which I got for the parents.
    >Many of the artists are familiar to my students because we have studied
    them in
    >class. But I put up some web sites for them to visit and encouraged them
    >look through any art history books that their parents might have.
    >I am amazed at how excited everyone is about this contest. Some of the
    >have taken a surprizing (to me) interest in the contest and refuse to put
    >slip in the box until they have guessed all ten artists. I've taken
    pictures of
    >the children out in the hall filling out their slips. They are not allowed
    >do it during class. This has turned out much better than I expected.


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