Fabulous Fakes Art Studio

Fabulous Fakes Writing Studio

Fabulous Fakes Music Studio

Fabulous Fakes Performance Studio

Fabulous Fakes Math Studio

 

Fabulous Fakes Art Studio

Interpret original piece of art in a different style from original. (Original is impressionistic interpretation could be realistic or surrealistic, for example.)

Recreate the original art using small cut paper scraps from magazines assembled to form color areas and textures of the original art.

– Make a color yarn reeling of the art to capture the colors and feel of the art. A reeling may be done using a 5" x 7" piece of cardboard or mat board and yarn scraps representing as much of the spectrum as possible. The students study the art and try to match the colors by tightly wrapping the yarns around the board, one following the other, keeping in mind proportion, tonality, shading and texture. The yarn ends are taped to the back so that they stay in place.

– Using geometric and/or organic shapes, create a mobile representing the work of art. Have the students search out as many shapes, textures and colors that can be found in the composition. The shapes may be recreated in any medium (paper, clay, etc.) and then suspended from a hanger, paper plate, etc.

– Create a sculpture of clay, aluminum foil, wire and/or pipe cleaners, paper, etc. representing the art.

– Create an extension of the original piece of art. Start by gluing a color copy of the original placed anywhere the student wishes on a piece of drawing paper. Using the medium of choice, the student adds to the original by imagining that the original work is a window into the world of the painting. The student then creates an impression of what the rest of that world might be by extending the original work.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

Sponsor a gallery-style exhibit of all students' visual representations of their art.

Visit the museum to view the original art and other works by the chosen artists.

Compose and design an invitation to the event depicted in the original piece of art. Address an envelope and write its accompanying thank-you note to the "host" of the scene in the original.

– Find other examples of art by the same artist, art from the same style, art of the same subject, art of the same movement, etc. Have students compare and contrast their art with three or more other pieces using methods of classification and categorization.

Massachusetts Curriculum Framework reference:
For PreK - 12, these activities can satisfy the requirement for all five of the learning standards and all of the Connections Strands for the Massachusetts Visual Arts Curriculum.

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Fabulous Fakes Writing Studio

Brainstorm descriptive words pertaining to the original art and write a poem in the style of a cinquain, diamante, acrostic, free form or others.

Write a Haiku poem that captures the mood of the art. Haiku poetry originates from Japan. It consists of 17 Japanese syllables (5-7-5). It contains at least some reference to nature (other than human nature). Haiku should refer to some particular event in the art and present the event as happening now - not in the past or future.

Write a paragraph describing why the student chose the piece of art.

– Write on the relativity and/or meaning of the title of the art. Students might re-title the art.

– Write about the art as if you are a reporter at the scene. Present the story/article in a newspaper's front page format.

– Write about the event depicted or inferred in the art and how it might affect others. Design a magazine cover to accompany the story.

– Write from the main character's point of view or that of an object in the art itself: what is he/she/it is thinking/seeing/experiencing? Present it as a journal entry.

– Write about the art creatively as a fantasy.

Massachusetts Curriculum Framework reference:
For PreK - 12, these activities can satisfy the requirement for all five of the learning standards for the language strand of the Massachusetts English Language Arts Curriculum Framework.

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Fabulous Fakes Music Studio

Imagine vocal sounds that might accompany the art and produce them in a performance piece. (Listen to Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky. Look at the art that accompanies it.)

Using the pentatonic scale, create musical accompaniment to artwork that depicts nature.

Produce a "sound picture" on tape that tells the story of the art. Assign each color, or object, or shape, a sound (manufactured or found). As your eye travels around the painting produce the corresponding sound.

– Create a sound carpet. Think of the art as a scene from a movie and find a piece of music that might be playing while the viewer watches the scene.

– Listen to music that was written during the time the original art was created. Compare and contrast the music with the art.

Massachusetts Curriculum Framework reference:
For PreK - 12, these activities can satisfy the requirement for standards 3 and 4 and all of the Connections Strands for the Massachusetts Music Curriculum.

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Fabulous Fakes Performance Studio

Choreograph and perform a movement piece that describes some aspect of the art - weather, attitude and/or activity of the figures, etc.

Produce a "television talk show," Eye on Artists. Talk show host will interview different artists.

– Research the artist's life and present the information to the class in a performance piece dressed in character as if the student was the artist.

Massachusetts Curriculum Framework reference:
For PreK - 12, these activities can satisfy the requirement for standards 2,3,4 and 5 and all of the Connections Strands for the Massachusetts Dance Curriculum and can satisfy the requirement for all five standards and all of the Connections Strands for the Massachusetts Dance Curriculum.

 

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Fabulous Fakes Math Studio

Identify the original size of the art and compute how many times larger it is than the reproduction.

Grid off the copy of the original art, and then proportionately grid off drawing paper. Transfer the composition of art onto the grid paper.

Convert painting measurements from centimeters to inches or vice- versa.

– Chart comparison of offered original artworks by graphing size, subject matter, art style, country of origin, etc.

– Create a crossword puzzle pertaining to the original piece of art.

Massachusetts Curriculum Framework reference:
The Massachusetts Math Curriculum is currently under revision. Please check back to this site for an update.

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