Students will examine the visual tools used in the painting Road to Santa Fe and how those tools help the painter tell a particular story. They will then use the painting to explore storytelling and use brainstorming strategies to enrich the content and voice of stories they will write. Multiple drafts and peer-editing will help teach students how working and reworking a piece, much like painters do when planning a painting, will strengthen their finished product. For more lesson plans and creativity resources, visit http://creativity.denverartmuseum.org/.
Beyond First Impressions
Subject Arts — Visual Arts • English Language Arts — Writing
Grade Level Grades K-5
Resource Type Lesson Plan