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In every visit to the National Gallery of Canada, students develop the skills of looking and thinking critically about artworks. Continue this exercise back in the classroom with artworks nearby:
LOOKING AND LEARNING
Each student selects an artwork s/he likes. It might be a photograph in an ad, a painting in their house, a sculpture in the park… something that they like:
Take it further (writing & presenting):
Take it further (art-making):
Defining and measuring (providing evidence to support) Seven Measures of Critical Thinking1 relevant to learning with works of art:
In this series, produced in collaboration with the Independent Learning Centre, Ontario’s designated provider of distance education, learn about key artworks and artists in the Gallery’s collection with Educator, Béatrice Djahanbin.