Four Step Art Critique or Criticism Worksheet - High School Art or Art History

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9th - 12th
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  1. Resource One: Critique PowerPoint This is a large 40 slide PowerPoint to use with a high school Art 1, Art 2, Art 3 or higher or Art History class. It could also be used with a middle school class. It walks the class through an oral group four step (describe, analyze, interpret, judge) art critique
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This is an Art Critique worksheet best for a High School General Art 1 or Art 2 class that asks questions about a work of art. It goes step by step (Describe, Analyze, Interpret, Judge) through the 4 step art critique process. It asks important questions to guide students through the critique process. Students can use the answers gathered on this worksheet to write a one to two page critique paper. I usually use this worksheet with my Art 1 classes, which include 9-12th grade students from all different learning abilities. It generally takes them about 2.5 hours to complete.

Some vocabulary terms used: unity, variety, texture, line, shape, contrast, visual movement, nonobjective, foreground, organic/geometric shape, color schemes, aesthetic theories, imitationalism, emotionalism, formalism, etc.

Teachers may select the images the students critique or students may choose their own works of art from online or textbooks. I usually have students take the information they have collected via the worksheet and write a 1-2 page critique paper.

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5 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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