It’s Not Just “Pretty”

Activity Instructions

Discuss using art words to support opinions when critiquing artworks instead of words like pretty, ugly, and so on. In fact, you can discuss your opinion about art without saying you like or don’t like it. Share a few examples of art words that you can use, then brainstorm more as a class while looking at an artwork.

Example art words:

  • realistic
  • abstract
  • colorful
  • contrasting
  • balanced
  • bright

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