Basic Lesson Plan
What can we learn from looking at an art object?
Students examine an image, analyze its components, and begin to learn about its meaning.
• Visual representation of an object (go to slideshow)
• Looking exercise
Students’ verbal responses, drawings, and written commentaries
Teachers should use the looking exercise to lead the students in a visual exploration of each object.
- Make a list on the blackboard of features that students see in the image.
- After the questioning is completed, each student draws the object. Teachers may want to have each student record the drawings in a special notebook of Asia Art.
- Each student writes a short description of the object next to the drawing.
A class visit to a museum or gallery that exhibits the kind of objects being discussed.