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High [9th-12th] Lesson Plan

Art Criticism: Personal Artwork

Created on October 27, 2013 by MrsImpey

This is a worksheet that I have created to start using for students to reflect on their personal artworks. I have structured it to have questions that fall under the four art criticism steps of description, analysis, interpretation and judgement (which is the reflection piece for them).

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1 session; 40 minutes per session

1. SWBAT analyse their artwork.
2. SWBAT describe their artwork.
3. SWBAT interpret their artwork.
4. SWBAT judge and reflect on their artwork.

Personal Artwork Reflection Worksheet (attached)
Pencil or Pen
Artwork that is being reflected on.

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This is simply a worksheet that I am going to start giving my students at the end of every project. It will tell me if they have understood what the project itself was about and it will give them a chance to reflect on the practice they learned, as well as their growing artistic ability.

This serves as an assessment without grading a project using a rubric.


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[9-12 Proficient] Students conceive and create works of visual art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of their ideas relates to the media, techniques, and processes they use

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[9-12 Proficient] Students evaluate the effectiveness of artworks in terms of organizational structures and functions
[9-12 Proficient] Students demonstrate the ability to form and defend judgments about the characteristics and structures to accomplish commercial, personal, communal, or other purposes of art
[9-12 Proficient] Students create artworks that use organizational principles and functions to solve specific visual arts problems

Visual Arts Standard 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

[9-12 Proficient] Students reflect on how artworks differ visually, spatially, temporally, and functionally, and describe how these are related to history and culture
[9-12 Proficient] Students apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in their artworks and use the skills gained to solve problems in daily life

Visual Arts Standard 4:
Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures

[9-12 Proficient] Students differentiate among a variety of historical and cultural contexts in terms of characteristics and purposes of works of art

Visual Arts Standard 5:
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others

[9-12 Proficient] Students describe meanings of artworks by analyzing how specific works are created and how they relate to historical and cultural contexts

Visual Arts Standard 6:
Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines

[9-12 Proficient] Students compare characteristics of visual arts within a particular historical period or style with ideas, issues, or themes in the humanities or sciences

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