As a follow-up to the museum visit, we recommend several post-visit activities:
1. Balance and Symmetry 2. Letter to the Artist 3. Shape Stroll
The following list will be very helpful in building vocabulary skills:
Museum: A building or place that focuses on acquiring, conserving, displaying, studying and teaching about objects of artistic, historic or scientific value; but primarily museums are places for people to visit to learn about objects from the past and present.
Docent: Derived from the Latin term docere which means to teach, a docent is someone that teaches in a museum. A docent studies objects in the museum’s collection and relates the information to the visitor. One typically can find a docent touring groups through the museum. Usually this is an unpaid position.
Object: A material thing that is given attention, action, feeling or thought.
Abstract art: Imagery that exaggerates or simplifies the forms suggested by the world around them.
Portrait: An image or work of art that portrays a specific individual or group of people. They typically reveal elements of the personality of the person and show what they look like. A portrait might also be made of an animal. A portrait can be made from any medium.
Landscape: Any work of art in which the subject contains scenery such as trees, rivers, flowers or mountains.
Sculpture: A three-dimensional work of art. It could be created through carving, construction, casting or modeling.
Still-life: A picture of lifeless objects. Common subjects for a still-life might include books, clothing, flowers, food or vessels.