Looking and Learning Skills
During four or five field trip stops in the galleries, students engage in activities—such as looking exercises, small-group work, creative writing, and sketching—that foster conversations about works of art. On this field trip, students will practice the following skills:
- Making and articulating careful observations.
- Formulating questions that demonstrate curiosity and engagement.
- Examining paintings from the perspectives of peers, the artists, and the people in the paintings.
- Comparing and connecting different paintings.
- Reasoning with evidence from the works of art themselves—developing narratives based on what is seen in the work of art.
- Taking new ideas learned from the field trip and connecting them to prior knowledge and experience.