Students are challenged to write a definition of art and then present it with a visual.
2 sessions; 40 minutes per session
1. The students will write a definition of art.
2. The students will watch and respond to a video about different definitions of art.
3. The students will collaborate to write an improved definition of art.
4. The students will create a visual of their definition of art.
5. The students will share their visual definitions with the class.
Day 1: The students will be tasked with the challenge of writing a definition of art. After the students have had time to think and write, the teacher will ask them to share their definitions. Next, the class will watch the Definition of Art video and discuss. The students will share their definitions again while challenging and helping each other improve their understanding. The teacher will pull up examples from art history and contemporary artists to support and challenge their definitions. The students will use the remaining time to continue thinking about and working on their definitions.
Day 2: The students will use any computer or web-based application to create a visual with their definition of art. Adobe Photoshop, Canva, and Google Slides are good options for creating a visual. At the end of class the students will share their visual definitions with everyone else. (All of my students chose Canva)