Can you define ART? Make a spider-diagram of ideas and use these to write down a definition.
What counts as art? Go through this PowerPoint. Decide whether or not you think each thing is art. See if you can give a reason for each one.
What do all of the ones you have chosen as art have in common?
How would you define art? You can update your definition.
Now you’ll see some quotes and ideas about what art is. Read these and, this time, decide whether or not you agree with each one. See if you can give a reason for each decision.
Based on what you have read, would you change your definition? If you would like to change your definition, update it now.
Challenge! Can you make, or describe, a piece of art that is in the grey area – that you’re not sure whether it is or isn’t art?
What would the world be like without art? Describe what it would be like.
Do you think art is a “need” (something that is necessary that we can’t live without) or a “want” (something that’s just nice to have)?
Come up with three arguments for the “need” side of the argument and three for the “want” side.
Read this piece of information, or press play to hear it read aloud.
Does this change how you would define art? If so, this is your final chance to update your definition.
How has your definition changed during these activities? Why do you think this is?
Over to you!
Head to the comments section below to share some of your answers and discuss these activities with people from different schools.