Art Making and Meaning:
Understanding through Questions
|Family Resemblance – Style
Question for Understanding
Art Making Question
Activity Ideas for All Students
Show the DVD segment, “Family Resemblance,” asking students to listen for how Anne Coe described her style called “magical realism.” Make up a 3-6 word style name to describe Michael Brolly’s sculptures. Give students practice and feedback by using some or all of the interactive “Family Resemblance” CD activities, which you can project for an entire class or which individual students can view in a computer lab. Students can use the CD to 1) review what they learned on the DVD, 2) apply what they learned to their everyday visual world, and 3) recognize how inquiry about style applies to old and new art.
Group students who are fans of a particular TV show. Ask them to report on stylistic features (music, editing, sets, lighting, dialog, etc.) characteristic of that show’s style.
Ask students to investigate the work of an artist whose work they admire and write a report or make a class presentation that describes the style of that artist.
Activity Ideas for Art Students
Complementary Activities from Stories of Art