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In this WebQuest, you will explore with a partner how artists from different time periods and cultures have represented the horse, and, then, express your own view of the horse by creating an original work of art.
In this WebQuest, you will first consider your own experiences and thoughts about horses. Next, you will select a work of art from a list of Web resources to examine more closely. Then, working with a partner, you will analyze and compare how artists from different time periods and cultures have portrayed the horse. Finally, you will create your own work of art inspired by the horse.
Once you have responded to the above questions, write a description of the work of art you selected in two to three paragraphs. Your description should enable someone to pick out your work of art even though they haven't seen it. Use the worksheet provided to write your description.
First, exchange the descriptions you wrote in PART ONE with your partner. Each of you should then try to pick out the work that you feel matches your partner's description. After you have made your choice, share it with your partner and give reasons why you selected the work. If either of you were incorrect in your selection, discuss possible reasons for the difference.
Next, share your work of art and responses to the questions in PART ONE with your partner. Then, working with your partner, make a list of all the similarities and differences you can find between the your two works of art. Use a vin diagram to record your observations. Once you have completed this list, respond to the following questions. Use the worksheet provided to record your responses.
Share your works and conclusions with the class.
First, look at several pictures of horses. Notice such things as the shape and position of the head, legs, tail, and so on. Think about the different examples of artwork you looked at on the Web in PART TWO. Decide whether you want to depict your horse in a resting position or an action pose (such as galloping, jumping, or rearing). Consider how you might convey a horse's personality.
Next, draw a picture of a horse. Begin with a light pencil sketch. Make sure to include all the parts of the horse. Try to give your horse a distinctive personality. Finish your picture by drawing an appropriate environment for your horse.
Use chalk or pastels to add color to your picture. Consider how color can be used to convey the feeling or mood of your horse. Watercolor or tempra paint may be used instead if available. When you are finished, title and sign your picture. Share your drawing with the class.
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Select works to view from the following list:
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In this WebQuest, we have: (1) considered our own ideas about the horse; (2) seen that artists have thought about and portrayed the horse in many different ways over the years; and (3) expressed our own views of the horse in creating works of art. To wrap up this WebQuest, create a display of all the works made by students in the class. Then, discuss the following questions as a class:
Share your reflections with the class.
You will be evaluated on your ability to analyze the works of art you saw and on the work of art you created. The following questions may serve is a guide in evaluating your performance and work.
Refer back to the worksheets you completed in PART ONE of the process section. How successful were you in responding to the questions posed? Were you able to support your responses to the work with good reasons? Was your partner able to select the correct work based on your description? Why or why not?
Review the worksheets you completed with your partner in PART TWO of the process section. How successful were the two of you in identifying similarities and differences in the works you selected? How successful were the two of you in responding to the questions posed? Were you able to support your responses to the questions with good reasons?
Now, look at the work of art you created in PART THREE. How successful were you in expressing what were you trying to say about the horse? Were you able to express the personality of your horse? How did you use color to express the feeling or mood of your horse? Did you include an appropriate environment for your horse? Did you do one of the extension activities?
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