BTW-CLASS of 2016...we've done this piece so your thoughts are welcome but ... KEEP CONCLUSIONS TO YOURSELF, OKAY!??!
As I pack and prep for DC, I decided to offer an Artwork of the Week as a diversion and test something for next year. Would you help me? AotW is something we do in my class that I developed after attending the Clarice Smith National Teacher Institute at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Using only the clues offered from the piece of art, what can we learn from the artist and the point of the piece by looking at the composition--what is going on in the piece and where as well as why. If you asked the kids, they would probably say their favorite part of the week. (shh...it was one of mine as well!)
I can only ask only three questions:
- What's going on in this picture?
- What do you see that makes you say that?
- What else do you see?
The best way to do this is real-time and with the actual piece in front of you but since the SAAM won't loan me this piece and I'm on the interweb...we'll see if this can work.
Below you will find more pictures of this piece for your examination. I am also going to attempt to videotaping it on Sunday when I get to DC and upload that as well.