To get classes used to the SCs process sometimes I start classes with projected digital images of art or posters. However, I have found I really like using the Art:21 series from PBS because it lets the kids see and hear an artist talk and work through their creative process - something I am trying to encourage in class. The videos also answer some questions students might have about the artwork if we were just looking at the artwork itself. I feel by watching the video and seeing/hearing the artist work it deepens the students inquiries and thoughts about the artist. Of course - always preview these videos OR any art text before showing it to your kiddos. Not all Art:21 videos or art texts are appropriate for all age levels.
So - we are watching an Art:21 video (Elizabeth Murray is a good one!) and the students use the form below to take notes. Notice the "I see... I think... I wonder..." which helps incorporate other art discussion techniques. Students take notes during the video (questions below are reflection after the SC).
Speaking of time... and space... this post is getting a little lengthy. In the next SCs blog post... I will discuss reflection and other resources for SCs.
Artfully, Nikki K.