Two language arts teachers and I took a course at the National Gallery a few years ago and we did a ton of writing. It was fun for them to see how to include art as prompts in their classrooms.
We wrote from different perspectives of how something "felt" in the painting. For instance, in the "little girl with watering can" I wrote about how it felt to be the can....
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From: Jean Gallagher
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2002 4:30 PM
Subject: Re: Writing Prompts
I just received this flyer in the mail, the Detroit Institute of Arts is offering a class this summer (July 22-August 1 Mon. -Thurs. 9 to 1) entitles: Crossovers:Exploring the Connections between Writing and Art. Description: Writing activities and exercises modeled for classroom use will demonstrate how visual art stimulates critical thinking in written form. Jean in Michigan ---