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Teacher Education in Art for Primary Schools - draft

Approaches to Art Works

Methods to establish relation between students and works of art

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Teacher Education in Art for Primary Schools - draft

1. Snapshot method -me and my favorite art work in the same photo

Aims/ objectives

Outcomes

This method will

At the end of this element the student will be able to

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Challenge the students to use their senses and emotions when selecting: Me and the art work that I like best in this exhibition!

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Trust own feelings when choosing a favorite art work and be photographed with it

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Express his/her opinion about an art work

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Stimulate the ability to focus on relations to the art works

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Get in “dialog” with an art work and build a bridge between the chosen art work and own life experience

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Learn about “relational aesthetic”

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A Relational Aesthetic Theory by Nicolas Bourriaud (born 1965) is a French curator and art critic. He cofounded, and from 1999 to 2006 was co-director of, the Palais de Tokyo.

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2. Embodied method - try to identify yourself with the art work by taking the same position Aims/ objectives

Outcomes

This element will:

At the end of this element the students will be able to:

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Give the students an experience, through which they will remember the art work

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Produce pictures with stories with personal experiences

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Challenge the student’s body awareness as a method to improve drawing a figure

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Bring the students to a more deep felt experience and understanding of the picture

Work from embodied experiences of professional art works to own personal expressions

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Teacher Education in Art for Primary Schools - draft

3. Role-play method - give life to an art work by creating a role play

Aims/ objectives

Outcomes

This method will

At the end of this element the student will be able to

Give the students fun and dramatic approach to understand art works

Analyze art works in an embodied and sensitive way

Stimulate the students to use embodied experiences to understand the message and intention of art works

Implement art processes in an embodied and sensitive way Work with installation-, photo-and video expressions

Stimulate the student to create sculpture

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4. Mind-map method - let your mind wander around in the art work and brainstorm…

Each person in groups of four write what comes to their mind on small labels - as many as they can write within 3 minutes. Then they categorize all the ideas and share their impressions, ideas and feelings.

Aims/ objectives

Outcomes

This method will

At the end of this element the student will be able to

Challenge the students to use brain storm as a creative process

Use art works as inspiration for other activities such as story telling or essay writing

Stimulate the students to implement a new approach to learn about art expressions and innovative thinking

Find words for their personal experiences with art works

Stimulate the students to differentiate the vocabulary about art works

Ask key questions……. What?

•Sculpture •Wire/wax •Human

Who?

Why?

•Man/woman •Dancer •Intertainer

•Art work •Eyeopener •Symbol

At last the original title is revealed: Eyes on …….

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Teacher Education in Art for Primary Schools - draft

5. Art critic method - how will you review this art work/exhibition? - how many score points will you give this art work? Aims/ objectives This method will

Outcomes At the end of this element the student will be able to Stimulate the students ability to describe and Describe, write and speak about art to analyze pictures and works others Gives the students a good understanding of art as visual communication

Evaluate art from different point of views

Makes the student able to estimate art from different criteria

6. Interview method - ask questions to pictures and art works

Outcomes At the end of this element the student will be able to

Aims/ objectives This method will Challenge the students to analyze the works from their interest Stimulate the students curiosity2 Lead the students to find answers

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Analyze and talk about pictures Find interesting topics in pictures

The Curious Eye ref. http://www.curious-eye.com/visual.php

Visual literacy is what is seen with the eye and what is 'seen' in the mind. A visually literate person should be able to read and write visual language. This includes the ability to successfully decode and interpret visual messages and to encode and compose meaningful visual communications. Dr. Anne Bamford, The Visual Literacy White Paper (2003)

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7. Detective method - look in details and search for answers and inspiration!

Use a paper viewer to search. You can make it yourself or use a plastic frame or simply your fingers for searching and focusing. You can e.g. choose a small area and make a blow-up – an enlargement.

Aims/ objectives

Outcomes

This method will

At the end of this element the student will be able to

Stimulate recherchĂŠ on details

Use current and historical art works as inspiration in own art processes

Challenge the student to set focus on technical good examples in art works

Find inspiring details and technical solutions in works of art

Encourage the students to find new compositions in the art works

Analyze a work of art in relation to form, shapes, colors, composition, material and technique

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8. Note book method - make notes and drafts of the art works

Aims/ objectives

Outcomes

This method will

At the end of this element the student will be able to

Encourage the students to open their eyes for the connection between content and expression

Study and understand a work of art by “reproducing” a draft of the composition Make notes during exhibitions for further work in class

Stimulate the student’s awareness of structure and composition Challenge the student to document on thoughts and feelings about the art work

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9. Polarized pictures

Old

New

Countryside

City

Rich

Poor

- try to find two different pictures

Aims/ objectives This method will

Outcomes At the end of this element the student will be able to

Stimulate the students to find and document visual expressions in contrast with each other

Develop a double perspective on a certain topic Analyze different pictures and art works

Challenge the ability to focus on values in different optics

Produce pictures and sculptures with a particular focus

Encourage the student to use various approaches to research

Theme

Scope or dialog Objects in the art work

10. The triangles method - try to make thematic view on the picture Aims/ objectives This method will

Outcomes At the end of this element the student will be able to

make the students able to categorize art works thematically

Use language of art and metaphors Understand the relation between content and the objects in the art work

make the students search for the intention of the artist

Make a semiotic analyze challenge the students to work thematically with pictures and sculptures

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Approaches to Art Works  

Methods to establish relation between students and works of art.

Approaches to Art Works  

Methods to establish relation between students and works of art.

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