What is a description?
When do we describe things?
What are some of the reasons that we
What kinds of words might you use to
describe this room?
What reference would we use to find
•What kinds of colors do you see?
•Are they light , dark or bright?
•Can you see any shapes that the
artist has drawn?
•Are they tall shapes?
•What are the lines like?
•Are they squiggly lines?
•How does this painting make you
feel when you look at it?
•Do you think the artist was sad
when he or she drew this? Why or
General What kind of What kind of What kinds of How does it
description colors shapes? lines make me feel /
was the artist
Child (possibly Dark, Sharp angles Straight lines, Despair,
a slave) sitting midnight, on a rounded lines, shame,
on a black over red rectangular no squiggly depressed,
rectangular clay, box, banana lines (no heartbroken
block and nightmare shaped mouth, freedom) Misery
holding a colors long thin Plain lines Tired
bucket in his fingers, oppression
Exploring Art Through Descriptive Writing Names: ______________________________________
What Kinds of What Kinds of How does it
General What Kinds of Shapes Lines make me feel /
Description Colors what message
was the artist
One person will be secretary and do all the
All members will contribute – it’s a team effort!
Brainstorm to fill in your graphic organizer.
Use a thesaurus to help you locate purposeful
If you finish early, get a head start on next
week’s work by starting your group’s
Be prepared to share today’s work with the