Here's a great book... Games for Teaching Art by Sandra L.H. Alger
My favorite art game to play with students is sort of a concentration game played with art prints. Here's the scoop with the game:
1. Choose large prints with lots of objects, people doing things etc...
2. Lay a large piece of paper over the print (brown kraft paper works great).. tape
down so entire print is covered.
3. Carefully cut a 3 sided window (so it swings open and closed) over 6 or 7 objects or people.
4. Tape the window down
so the kids can't see what's under it.
5. Break the class into teams (one team per print.. usually 3-5 kids per team)
Give them 2 minutes to learn the name of print, artist, and date it was created,
and of course, the imagery.. they must remember detail.. not just a woman, but, for example a woman in a red dress sitting on a sofa, because there maybe more than one woman in the picture.
6. After having time to study the print. You quickly cover the print with the pre-cut paper and hang up all the prints with the paper covering.
7. Each team has a captain.. choose a team to
start the game. The captain goes first. Ask them the name of the print. If they answer correctly give them a point and then you can ask another question such as.. the name of the artist.. then the date of creation. If the team continually answers correctly they keep going until they make a mistake.
8. After they answer the 3 factual questions correctly, then you can ask one person on the team, "What is behind door # 1.." They cannot confer with teammates. After 10 seconds. they need to answer and then you open the window and show them what is behind the paper door.. if correct.. they earn a point and keep going if wrong..then they forfeit their turn and you go to the next team.
9. The team with the most points at the end.. wins.
This is whoppin fun.. and because
they can't confer and help each other with answers.. it involves everyone on the team and they are very quiet during the game concentrating. I have done this with 3rd- HS.
yrbrownarted <yrbrownarted@...> wrote:
Please share or refer me to a source for one day art games and/or art criticism activities.
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