This activity encourages metaphorical thinking and allows students to use what they already know in order to approach and understand the unfamiliar.
Begin by inviting students to observe a work of art. Before sharing any information about the object, ask students:
What do you see in the artwork?
Next, choose a category from the list below or identify one of your own. Ask students:
Imagine the artwork was a kind of (your choice of category) . What would it be?
Explain three ways that it compares.
Adapted fromArtful Thinking by Project Zero , Harvard University. Used under CC BY-NC 4.0.