The Phoenix Art Museum Preparing for the Field Trip
Museum Etiquette • Talk in normal, inside voices. • The museum is a place that many people enjoy visiting and they probably don’t want to be disturbed by group of loud teenagers. • Avoid yelling to get someone's attention. • Avoid outbursts of laughter.
What you will See • Each docent has selected 4-6 non-objective artworks to show their group of students. • You might look at paintings, drawings, and even sculptures in your tour.
What you will see and do • You will briefly view and discuss each artwork the docent has selected. • The docent will tell you about the piece, she/he will ask questions, and she/he will lead discussions about the art. • You will respond to the questions intelligently and you will provide input to the discussions. • You will record the information discussed in your sketchbook on the designated spread.
Set up Your Spread! • Creatively label the spread: The Phoenix Art Museum • Divide the left side of the spread into 6 sections. • Label each section with Artist, Title, Date, Media. • Leave room in each square to write additional information. The Phoenix Art Museum Artist: Title: Date: Media
Finish Your Spread! • On the right side of the spread, draw a rectangle approximately 4” x 6”. • Label to the left of the rectangle with Artist, Title, Date, Media. • Below, label with the following: Style Dominant Element of Art Dominant Principle of Design What is the Meaning? • Leave room to write the answers. The Phoenix Art Museum Artist: Title: Date: Media Artist: Title: Date: Media Style Dominant Element of Art Dominant Principle of Design What is the Meaning?
Your Assignment • After viewing and discussing each piece in your group, you will return to the artwork that appealed to you the most. • You will have about 20 minutes to complete the following: • Draw a rough sketch of the artwork. • State the artist, title, media, date, and size. • State the style of non-objective art the piece is. • Write about 1 dominant element of art and 1 dominant principle of design. • Using clues gathered, write about the meaning of the piece.
The Days Following the Field Trip • You will participate in small group discussions about how and why art works in a museum setting are perceived and valued. • You will also discuss how the differences between viewing reproductions in the classroom and viewing the original art work in the museum affects your interpretation of the piece. • Following the discussion, each student will write a paragraph for each topic discussed.
The Days Following the Field Trip • You will plan and create a large painting (22” x 30”) in a selected non-objective art style. • You will consider the elements of art and principles of design in the planning and creating of the painting. • You will assess your painting according to designated criteria.