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Have you ever wondered how you might improve class discussions about art? As art teachers, we know the importance of taking the time to teach students to observe and talk about art. With hundreds of students and short classes, however, this can be a big challenge. In the past, I felt my class discussions were …

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The Four Steps of Art Criticism Complete Lesson

Teach your high school and college students how to spend time looking at art with this art criticism lesson covering the four steps of art criticism! Includes PowerPoint, Lesson Outline, printable (and editable) assignment handout, and printable (and editable) quiz.

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Use This Flowchart to Help Your Students Write Authentic Artist Statements

Writing an artist statement can be a daunting task for middle school students. More often than not, students become stuck on what to write, feeling like they might say something “dumb.” Or, ...


Helpful worksheet to get students used to critiquing art. Could be used in the classroom instead of a museum - provide a few works of art at each table and let students pick the one they want to critique.

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Art Critique Worksheet/"Crit Cards"

This is a two page Art Critique set that helps to breakdown the sometimes overwhelming process of critiquing artwork. It includes a worksheet that students can complete to critique a piece of artwork in a broken down, more understandable way. The second page is a set of 'crit cards' students can use to help guide a more formal, descriptive art critique writing.