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Lesson Plans


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5 Oct 1998 16:42:08 -1300

Art Postcards are very useful and economical. I love them. In my
community college Intro to Art class, I have the students play a game
with art postcards. You can use this as a warm up or an activity to go
with discussions on "how much we really see."
1. Divide students in small cooperative groups of 3 or so.
2. Give each group a set of postcards - about 7 cards to start with.
3, Postcards should be face down
4. Groups turn all postcards over at once
5. Give them a set amount of time to study the pictures/art
6. Instructor gives a signal when students close their eyes.
7. Instructor removes one postcard from each group's set.
8. Groups work together and discuss which one is missing

I teach on a Pacific Island where students have never before taken an
art history or any art class for that matter. This gives them exposure
to world art, and a chance to work in small non-threatening groups where
they begin to get familiar with verbalizing what they see in the
art....such as, " I think the abstract painting with lots of red is the
missing one."

Anyway, it is fun for them, and relaxes them and when it gets too easy,
you can add more cards. Aloha, Margo Vitarelli in Palau

  • Maybe reply: John & Sandra Barrick: "Re: postcards"