*Based on the Art, Writing and the Common Core Teacher workshop on April 9, 2014
1) Jump into a work of art: Choose a work of art in the gallery that draws you in. Imagine you can "jump" into it and write a story about your adventure. How did you get there? What happened to you as you explored the work of art from the inside? How will you get back out? If you choose, illustrate your story with a picture of yourself inside the work of art.
2) Figurative Language Poem: This four-line poem structure was taken from the book Image to Word: Art and Creative Writing.
Choose a work of art and look closely at it. Then create these four lines. Write a second poem afterwards.
Line 1: Your own creative name for the work of art
Line 2: An action phrase based on what you see
Line 3: A simile or metaphor that describes a character or the setting of the work of art
Line 4: Another short name for the work of art.
He arches his back and furrows his brow
Strong like the bronze that forms his body