Common Core at the Memorial Art Gallery

Haiku Scavenger Hunt

  1. Visit the gallery Find a painting (Try to remember the title of the painting)
  2. Write a haiku describing the scene
  3. Remember: A haiku has 5, 7, then 5 syllables
  4. Example:
  5. Across a river
  6. Stretches a line that connects
  7. One with the other
  8. Trade your worksheet with someone
  9. Which painting do you think they were inspired by

Visual – Verbal – Visual

  1. Find a partner
  2. Decide who will be the Artist and who will be the Speaker
  3. The Artist will need a pencil and paper
  4. The Speaker will need a folder (DO NOT OPEN IT YET)
  5. Sit back-to-back with your partner
  6. The teacher will start the timer and instruct the Speaker to open their folder
  7. Start Describing
  8. Describe from the GENERAL to the SPECIFIC
  9. Orientation: Vertical/Horizontal, Landscape/Portrait
  10. Size/Dimensions
  11. Use fractions of the total size to describe space
  12. Foreground, middle ground, background
  13. Details
  14. When the time is up reveal the original image to the Artist
  15. Switch partners the Artist becomes the Speaker and the Speaker becomes the Artist
  16. Repeat steps 1-8

I Noticed

  1. Take a post-it note
  2. Stick it to your drawing
  3. Think about one thing that you noticed while you were working
  4. Finish the sentence “I noticed…” on your post-it note

Speaking and Listening

Common Core

PDF Resources
Scientific Artful Thinking
Mobile Battles
Reading the Art
Art in the Maps
P21 Arts Map

Art History Resources

One response to “Common Core at the Memorial Art Gallery

  1. I was there and recommend Amy’s lessons to all teachers.
    She is a great presenter and you can see pictures of her at

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