Art Appreciation Points of Discussion
Excerpted from How Artists See Work by Colleen Carroll.
Home: The Kitchen Maid, by Jan Vermeer.
About the Artwork
In this picture, a kitchen maid is pouring milk into a bowl from an earthenware jug.
The beautiful table is set with a variety of simple foods.
What kinds of food do you see?
What meal do you think the maid is preparing?Recommended Books:
How Artists See Work: Farm Factory Home Office
by: Colleen Carroll
In How Artists See Work, here is a direct, interactive approach to art which promotes self-exploration, self-discovery, and self-expression. As it introduces basic artistic concepts, styles, and techniques, it also provides loads of fun. For children who want to know more about the artists whose works appear in the book, biographies are provided at the end, along with suggestions for further reading and an international list of museums where each artist's works can be seen. As they begin to understand the multitude of ways that artists see, children will deepen their appreciation of art, the world around them, and, most importantly, their own unique visions. engaging questions balance colorful descriptions.
How Artists See - Teacher's Guide
This new "omnibus" edition of the How Artists See Teachers’ Guide contains creative, educational activities for using the How Artists See series in the home and classroom. Each chapter in the new guide covers an individual volume in the series: Animals, America, Artists, Cities, The Elements, Families, Feelings, Heroes, People, Play, The Weather, and Work. Teachers will love the standards-based activities that explore artistic concepts and interdisciplinary themes and reinforce concepts children read about in each volume of How Artists See. For easy lesson planning, each chapter is cross-referenced to the national standards in the main content areas, skills are organized with a scope and sequence chart, and a glossary is provided for easy reference to terminology that appears throughout the guide.