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Another exercise is to write a piece for a newspaper describing the painting
that was just stolen from the local art museum.....in a journalistic way,
using facts about the artist, the artist's time, the size, color, and
detailed description of the work.
You could have the student's pretend to write a diary entry as Vincent Van
Gogh (use his letters to Theo as a model) as he describes his daily work on
"Starry Night" or "The Potato Eaters".
You could have the students write a debate out (like a one act play) of two
artists who have done the same subject but in a totally different way, for
example a debate between Gainsborough and portraiture (Blue Boy) and Picasso
and portraiture (anyone of his paintings during his blue period).
I hope that's a start.
> Does anyone have any ideas for an activity which I can use for grades 9 &
> 10 students which requires them to report/describe an artwork using a
> variety of writing styles for different viewing audiences?
> I am also required to write a visual arts curriculum that contains 20 art
> appraisal lessons for one of my university subjects. Does anyone have any
> ideas for an art curriculum suitable for grades 7 or 8 or 9 or 10?
> Your ideas will be appreciated greatly.
> from LEENA