Be Curious - Visiting an Art Gallery

"I didn't know what to think about the painting (from the 'Art Appreciation' activity) when I first saw it. But hearing the expert, listening to others and trying to come up with my own thoughts about it has given me the confidence to have my own opinions."

One word

Use this exercise if you’re visiting a gallery with family or friends.


The ‘One word’ exercise:

  • Firstly, agree on a particular room or section within the gallery to explore
  • Without discussing it, each choose one artwork, within that room or section
  • Come up with one word that describes the artwork you’ve chosen
  • Go back into your group and take it in turns to tell one another the one word that describes your chosen artwork
  • Using only that one word, the others should try and guess which artwork it relates to


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