CONTINUATOR game is a creative game in which students, using a fragment of a work of art, explore and observe the specifics of the artist's work and use it as a stimulus for their own expression.
How to choose a fragment?
14 fragments were offered, two from each artist presented in the project. Each group of students can choose any fragments except those that belong to the artist they presented. The goal in this task is for each group to explore several artists.
When observing the fragments, students can be directed to pay attention to:
• motives or theme
• color relationships
• artist's personal style
After observation, imagination follows. Students are asked: If you were an artist, what would the rest of this painting / drawing / sculpture look like?
The imagination task can be done in several ways:
• Each student selects one of the offered fragments, pastes it on the background and continues drawing or painting it according to their own imagination.
• Each student selects two fragments of the same artist, pastes them on the background and connects the two of them into one whole by drawing or painting according to their own imagination.
• Each student selects one fragment from two or more artists, pastes them on the background and connects the two of them into one whole by drawing or painting according to their own imagination.
The task can be done with traditional art techniques or digital tools.
Instructions for teachers (if you work with traditional art techniques):
Print out the fragments and have the students place them themselves in the place on the background where they want to paste them. For example;
Publish the finished artwork of students on the Padlet: bit.ly/ARTcontinuator
Under the post provide the following information: title of the detail(s) and the name of the author (as published on the Fragments page), the student's name and surname and the name of the school.
Fragment of mosaic in Santa Barbara Museum, Nick Spatari, John Smith, XX School