Lilly Martin Spencer's "Peeling Onions" is the subject of a series of exercises that model for learners how to use the elements of art to read a painting. A series of worksheets focus viewers' attention on how Spencer uses color and light, line, shapes, composition and balance, and sensory appeals to present a picture of a culture.
- Ask viewers to change one element of the painting and then consider how the change affects the impression of the piece
- Focusing on one element at a time encourages viewers to look closely at how the elements are combined to create a story
- The richly detailed packet includes activities that can be used with any visual art
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- Guidelines for Leading Learning to Look; Looking to Learn Lessons
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- Lesson Plan