Critique, Chat and Create
Spotlight on Strategies
Example: Henri Rousseau - Critique, Chat and Create
- Have students view the video on artist Henri Rousseau
- Break students into small groups and give each group paper large pieces of paper
- Show the students an image from the Rousseau gallery below
- Each group has a different critique task to chat about:
Table Top Twitter: Each student in the group must come up with a review of the artwork in 140 characters or less.
Strengths and Weaknesses: The group creates a graphic organizer with strengths and weaknesses about the artwork.
Interview: Each student in the group must come up with a question to ask the artist about the artwork as if they were interviewing them.
What's Next?: The group must come up with a story of what might have happened before the image in the painting or what would come next.
Title It: Without telling the students the title of the artwork, have each student in the group come up with their own title or a caption for the piece.
- Have each group present their "chat" to the rest of the class.
- Have students use NGAkids Jungle to create their own jungle scene inspired by the artwork of Henri Rousseau
- Claude Monet
- Vincent van Gogh
- Mark Rothko
Dougherty, S. (2014, March 14). 10 Creative Techniques to Try This School Year [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://www.theartofed.com/2014/03/18/10-creative-critiques-to-try-this-school-year.
Rousseau, H. (1908) Exotic Landscape (Painting). Retrieved October 10, 2015 from http://www.henrirousseau.net/exotic-landscape.jsp.
Rousseau, H. (1909). The Equatorial Jungle (Painting). Retrieved October 10, 2015 from https://images.nga.gov/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%221963.10.213%22.
Rousseau, H. (1910). Tropical Forest with Monkeys (Painting). Retrieved October 10, 2015 from https://images.nga.gov/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=%221982.76.7%22
The College Board, Child Development and Arts Education: A Review of Recent Research and Best Practices, New York, N.Y., January 2012. Retrieved from http://www.nationalartsstandards.org/sites/default/files/College%20Board%20Research%20-%20Child%20Development%20Report.pdf