What is Art?
Time 1.5 hrs

Difficulty Beginner
Prerequisites None
Departments The Arts
Authors Cherie Chan
Groupings Individual
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Minimum Year Group None

Blurb

Different people have different views on what art is, but there is no right or wrong. The meaning behind each artwork might have a deeper meaning or it may be very simple. In this unit, you will be doing some thinking and learning more about what art is.

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20 mins
What is art, what is it for, and why does it matter?
Thinking

Watch these three videos (for the third one, you only need to watch the first four minutes). Take some notes, and write down one thing you learned from each video.

70 mins
Submission
Finishing Up

Draw a spider diagram to show what you have learned in this unit, including:

  • What does art mean to you?
  • What do you think art is?
  • What would you like to learn about art?
  • What do you think art is for?
  • What are some techniques you have learned?
  • Why do you think art is important?

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Tanya . Shared on 26/04/2022

Student Work

Student Comment

In this unit, I learned that art can be expressed in many different ways, for example drawing your feeling out, is another way of expressing feelings so that people can understand what you're thinking in a easier way.


Teacher Comment

Well-done, Tanya: great use of the spider diagram as a cognitive technology to help you write your reflection in relation to the question: what is art? I am pleased to see that you have also extended this diagram which demonstrates a deeper layer of thought and exploration as well as an ability to make connections.

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