Zilker Elementary Art Class

Zilker Elementary Art Class

Monday, May 9, 2016

Art and Writing: Evaluating Peer Artwork

5th Graders always do a Peer Evaluation at the end of the year.  We go out into the hallway and look at all of the art in our school-wide art show.  Students have to pick a different grade level to write and evaluate; they cannot pick their own fifth grade art. Students answer six questions about the artwork they chose. 

One of the questions asks why they chose the artwork out of all the others on display, and another asks if they could change anything, what would they change in the artwork.  This gets at higher level thinking skills and makes students look very carefully at other students' artworks. This is an excellent way to get students to look at the school-wide art show and also evaluate, write and use art vocabulary, all at once!

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