I have split the suggested activities into two sections:
1) Knowledge Activities
This post will focus on Knowledge and the next one will focus on Reflective activities.
Here we go!
1) On the Hunt!
Here's an example of a Scavenger Hunt targeted for MS or HS students that introduces Organic Art. (Created with NIST International School students in mind).
Artist Bio Boxes by my students at Shekou International School.
Body tracings decorated with information about what it means to be a Third Culture Kid by my year 8's at NIST International School.
I love the idea of having the students create informative 'fortune tellers'. I'm thinking, go large, go colourful, and get crazy with it. It could be so fun so manipulate these paper sculptures and they remind me of my childhood as well!
6) Game On!
Artist to Artist: The art lovers version of Apples to Apples.
All Your Favourite Artists Are Dead: Van Gogh with a gun in the corn field? Art version of 'Clue'.
Andy Warball: Objective, knock out the can you select based on a trivia question.
Pages from the journal of one of my Diploma students from NIST International School. Their assignment was to take their work and the work of their classmates and curate a hypothetical show, complete with curatorial statement.
The next example could be used for knowledge or reflective activities. This is an example of using powerpoint to curate a gallery show. Slides and links can be added to provide information about the artworks, curatorial statements and links to websites and more. I have used this before as a 'final exam' for students to create final portfolios and discuss their work.