Becoming an Art Critic
How can you better examine and interpret art?
Designed for elementary school students and educators, this activity helps to teach the critical skill of “reading” a work of art. After completing this activity, students will have honed a basic technique enabling them to better examine and interpret art.
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Becoming an Art Critic: Graphic Organizer
An activity to help young students analyze artwork
California State Standard
4.0 AESTHETIC VALUING
Responding to, Analyzing, and Making Judgments about Works in the Visual Arts
Students analyze, assess, and derive meaning from works of art, including their own, according to the elements of art, the principles of design, and aesthetic qualities.
how selected principles of design are used in a work of art and how they affect personal responses to and evaluation of the work of art.
4.2 Compare the different purposes of a specific culture for creating art.
Make Informed Judgments
4.3 Develop and use specific criteria as individuals and in groups to assess works of art.
4.4 Assess their own works of art, using specific criteria, and describe what changes they would make for improvement.