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Talking about Art

Carmen Konzett-Firth

DIGITIZING PEDAGOGICAL TASK DESIGN for INTERACTIONAL COMPETENCE

Summary

Previewable
Yes
Task Types
English
EN
English
Target Proficiency Level
B2
Submit Type
Collaborative
Target Ages
16 - 99
Information Gap
Emergent
Estimated Duration
00:30:00
Objectives
- discussing art - exchanging opinions - deciding on a class project on the basis of a discussion

Instructions

In this task, you will be talking about art.

You will discuss different modern sculptures and decide on one artist you would like to explore further in class. 

Part 1

Sharing first impressions and opinions about three different modern sculptures.

Part 2

Researching information about the different artists.

Part 3

Sharing the researched information with the group and discussing opinions. Deciding on one artist for a class project.

Materials Preview

Student-1, Task Material - 1


BY_SA

Play with me - sculpture by Niki de Saint Phalle


Material Instructions

Look at the three photos of different sculptures. Share your thoughts and opinions about them and consider the following questions: *What is your first impression of the sculpture? Do you like it or not? Why? *What do you think the artist wants to express in this sculpture? *Do you know any sculptures of a similar style? *Which sculptures do you know in the area where you live? What are they like?

Student-1, Task Material - 2


BY_SA

Holocaust memorial in Vienna - sculpture by Rachel Whiteread


Student-1, Task Material - 3


BY_SA

Flamingo - Sculpture by Alexander Calder


Student-1, Task Material - 4

(Activation Time : 00:05:00)
BY_SA

Research online


Material Instructions

You now have 10 minutes to find out more one of the artists, Alexander Calder. You then have to be prepared to tell your group members what you learned. The following website may provide a good starting point: https://www.tate.org.uk/search?q=alexander+calder

Student-1, Task Material - 5

(Activation Time : 00:15:00)
BY

Discuss


Material Instructions

Now tell each other what you learnt about the artist you researched. Then agree on one artist you would like to do a class project about. Write your decision with a short justification into the Collaborative Writing box and send it to your teacher.

Student-2, Task Material - 1


BY_SA

Play with me - sculpture by Niki de Saint Phalle


Material Instructions

Look at the three photos of different sculptures. Share your thoughts and opinions about them and consider the following questions: *What is your first impression of the sculpture? Do you like it or not? Why? *What do you think the artist wants to express in this sculpture? *Do you know any sculptures of a similar style? *Which sculptures do you know in the area where you live? What are they like?

Student-2, Task Material - 2


BY_SA

Holocaust memorial in Vienna - sculpture by Rachel Whiteread


Student-2, Task Material - 3


BY_SA

Flamingo - Sculpture by Alexander Calder


Student-2, Task Material - 4

(Activation Time : 00:05:00)
BY_SA

Research online


Material Instructions

You now have 10 minutes to find out more one of the artists, Niki de Saint Phalle. You then have to be prepared to tell your group members what you learned. The following website may provide a good starting point: https://www.tate.org.uk/search?q=saint+phalle

Student-2, Task Material - 5

(Activation Time : 00:15:00)
BY

Discuss


Material Instructions

Now tell each other what you learnt about the artist you researched. Then agree on one artist you would like to do a class project about. Write your decision with a short justification into the Collaborative Writing box and send it to your teacher.

Student-3, Task Material - 1


BY_SA

Play with me - sculpture by Niki de Saint Phalle


Material Instructions

Look at the three photos of different sculptures. Share your thoughts and opinions about them and consider the following questions: *What is your first impression of the sculpture? Do you like it or not? Why? *What do you think the artist wants to express in this sculpture? *Do you know any sculptures of a similar style? *Which sculptures do you know in the area where you live? What are they like?

Student-3, Task Material - 2


BY_SA

Holocaust memorial in Vienna - sculpture by Rachel Whiteread


Student-3, Task Material - 3


BY_SA

Flamingo - Sculpture by Alexander Calder


Student-3, Task Material - 4

(Activation Time : 00:05:00)
BY_SA

Research online


Material Instructions

You now have 10 minutes to find out more one of the artists, Rachel Whiteread. You then have to be prepared to tell your group members what you learned. The following website may provide a good starting point: https://www.tate.org.uk/search?type=all&q=rachel+whiteread

Student-3, Task Material - 5

(Activation Time : 00:15:00)
BY

Discuss


Material Instructions

Now tell each other what you learnt about the artist you researched. Then agree on one artist you would like to do a class project about. Write your decision with a short justification into the Collaborative Writing box and send it to your teacher.