Name of Activity: Pictionary
Description of Activity:
Art Appreciation students don’t make objects because it is a lecture course, so I wanted to give them a hands on activity. The goal is for students to express themselves and convey information only using symbols/drawings while reviewing vocabulary words, artist and artwork names, and key concepts.
Procedure for Activity:
Students were divided into 5 groups of 5 (very large Art Appreciation Lecture). Each one was given an easel, pad of paper, marker. A key word was revealed to the students simultaneously. Students began drawing until someone in the group guessed the key word. The first group to answer receives a point. I then quickly show an image or definition, so forth on the overhead and discuss. The winning group of the day received 5 points extra credit on midterm and final exam.
Result of Activity:
Students laughed a lot, which was really good to see. They also became very competitive. Increased test scores.