Illustration of various paintings from the book The Museum written by Susan Verde

Looking at Art and Feeling Emotions

Book Recommendation

The Museum

Susan Verde

As a little girl travels through the museum, each artwork gives her a different feeling. She feels twinkly, sparkly and can't help but pose like what she sees.

Prompting Questions:

  • What kind of artwork makes you feel happy?
  • What do you like to do when you are excited?
  • Can you make a pose like this painting?

Related Creative Activities

Portrait of a man
Lesson Plan

A Portrait of One’s Own

After spending time exploring aspects of the Ancestor Portrait and the importance of ancestor portraits in the Chinese tradition, students will create an ancestor portrait using mixed media materials and present it to the class.

Lesson Plan

Combining Human and Animal Forms

Students will use visual observation skills to carefully examine the Assyrian Bird-Headed Deity limestone relief and explore the movement, sounds, and traits of different animals. They will first explore these aspects in humans and birds of prey, as seen in the limestone relief, and will then do the same with “animals” they create from two or more animals. This lesson enables children to draw upon previous knowledge and imagination in order to act out the movement, sounds, and other traits of the animals they create.