Students can play a guessing game which will teach them more about artists and art history.Objectives:
Learning about art history.What You Need:
This is a WONDERFUL game inspired by the old game show "To Tell The Truth". I created about 20 or so "Artist Fact Sheets" with the name of famous artists on them and a short list of facts about that artist (his/her style, his/her life, his/her birthplace, etc. I also used historical GROUPS that impacted art history: "prehistoric man", "native american", "egyptian", etc. Laminate for durability.
Choose 3 students to be the contestants and give each of them a Fact Sheet. They are - from that moment on - the artist on the card! Have them sit in 3 chairs in front of the class. Remind them that their identity is a secret and to hold their cards close their body. While they are reading their facts sheet to learn about themselves, give the rules to the rest of the class: as follows:
This is HIGHLY successful. It does take a while for the students to get the hang of it, but when they do, it will be all they talk about! All students were on task, learning about art and loving every minute!Recommended Books/Products:
Jumpstart Artist software
by Knowledge Adventure; Activity Guide by Andrea Mulder-Slater
Budding artists can get a jumpstart on their masterpieces thanks to an innovative new kids creativity program from educational software leader Knowledge Adventure®. JumpStart Artist™ provides children ages 5 - 8 a world of creative fun, while covering the basics of art history, painting, drawing, collage, folk art, crafts and more.
Discovering Great Artists
by MaryAnn F. Kohl, Kim Solga, Rebecca Van Slyke
All the ideas in this book reflect the style or techniques of great painters and artists such as Monet, van Gogh, Rembrant, da Vinci, over 80 artists from the Renaissance to the present day.