Stop, look, describe, interpret!

Our fourth class was all about exercising observation, description and interpretation. Children alternated between three stations where they chose artworks first to describe, then interpret and finally compare—using both text and observational drawings. With this, Year 4 practised how to look closely at works to make out what they show us as well as what we see in them. And thanks to the LSA they worked not only with reproductions but also with real artworks in The Art Shed Gallery’s Educated Art exhibition.

This is a good way to have children exercise their creativity without neglecting what is actually in front of them. Especially with the two images side by side in the end it was incredible to see how certain elements that we hadn’t noticed before suddenly stood out!

Our tip of the week? We must never forget to look because there are plenty ways of seeing!

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