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Understanding Art Criticism
The History of Art Criticism 2:25
Essential Vocabulary Words 2:48
The Four Steps of Art Criticism 2:56
What Students Learn from Art Analysis
Developing Higher Order Thinking Skills 3:19
Other Skills Practiced through Criticism 2:19
The Four Steps of Analyzing Art
Describing Art 3:08
Analyzing Art 2:45
Evaluating Art 3:29
Applying the Strategies
Applying Strategies to Existing Artwork 7:04
Applying Strategies to Student Artwork 5:02
Activities for Art Analyzing
Writing an Artist Statement 5:05
Writing about Others' Work 4:26
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
3 PD Hours
1 Explore the learning and benefits of analyzing art.
2 Learn about the four steps of art analysis- Describe, Analyze, Interpret, and Decide/Evaluate.
3 Discover activities for analyzing art from vocabulary attainment to artist statements.
In this PRO Pack, discover how to apply art analyzing techniques to your current art curriculum. Gain specific ideas to guide students through the various processes of art criticism and how to apply the strategies in relevant and exciting ways. Learn why it’s critical to have successful art analysis happening at all grade levels. Rethink the way you implement art analysis in your art room!
Connected K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies
4. Assessment Implementation
B. Supports student reflection on learning through peer feedback and self-assessment
C. Develops questioning techniques to encourage higher-order thinking skills
A. Designs experiences to practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills
A. Develops instruction that incorporates historical and contemporary artwork
B. Develops instruction that incorporates artwork from a variety of cultures, communities, times, and places
C. Values how the arts connect with other disciplines and provides opportunities to experience those connections
D. Develops instruction that incorporates current issues and themes in education
Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #7: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Anchor Standard #8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Anchor Standard #9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Content & Art Ed NOW Manager and PRO Facilitator
Tim is the Content & Art Ed NOW Manager for the Art of Education University, and previously worked as an AOEU writer and graduate instructor. Before working for AOEU, Tim taught high school art for 14 years in Omaha, Nebraska. As a teacher, he focused on creativity, problem solving, and higher order thinking skills, using drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and whatever other materials might be available.
Elements of Art Word Bank
The Art Criticism Process Chart
The Art Criticism Process: Describing
The Art Criticism Process: Analyze
The Art Criticism Process: Decide/Evaluate
Art Analysis Chart
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