Culture, Context and Critical Thinking in Visual Arts
A key area of the Visual Art Syllabus
The Art Thinking section of this site focuses on critical thinking, looking at, reflecting on and responding to art- with activities to help build these "art thinking" skills. This includes Art Language, Art Glossaries, Building Art Vocabulary, Art Terminology Quizzes, Formal Elements of Art, Visual Analysis, Referencing Guidelines, lists of useful websites and secondary Sources, Art History sources, and Research Tips.
Maybe less essential but worth exploring are the resources on Culture and Context. Culture is addressed from a geographic point of view but also from a thematic angle, with examples within different cultural, social and contexts. Interdisciplinary Connections are a great way to develop art work related to other topics the student is studying
Topics in Art Thinking
explore these key topics and their sub pages
How do we develop investigation and research skills that will develop and enrich art making? If you feel passionate, or at least curious about what you are researching, then motivation and the desire...
More Featured Pages in Art Thinking
Intuitive Response -an art looking activity
The Theory of Knowldege and Art pages in Course Design section are also a place to go for teaching and learning critical thinking skills, with discussion points and activities.