One of my favorite ways to reinforce understanding of art concepts is through quiz games. In an earlier post I shared how to create your own art quizzes using MyStudiyo. Since then, I found another great visual quiz maker called PhotoPeach. This free online tool allows you to upload photos to create a slide show with captions and music. The quiz feature is enabled once your photos have been uploaded. I created the quiz below as a large group activity to help my students determine the differences between Realistic, Abstract Representational, and Abstract Non-objective art styles.
If you have trouble viewing the art quiz above, click here.
Want to try creating your own quiz? Start by registering for a free account with PhotoPeach. Next, upload your pictures and arrange them in your preferred order. You will then be prompted to give your slide show a title and choose a musical accompaniment. You can turn your slide show into a quiz by clicking the edit button and then selecting “edit caption and photos”. Choose a quiz question for any or all of your photos. The image below illustrates your options.
A common practice in my art room is to use a few minutes at the beginning or end of class to revisit art concepts. I often make a review game by holding up art prints and asking the students to identify an artist, art media, element of art, etc.
I recently found MyStudiyo, a great online resource that allows you to use images to create your own quiz game. Instead of pulling out a pile a prints, I just project the customized game and have each table work in groups to figure out the answers. Once each table makes a guess, the correct answer is revealed and we move on to the next question.
Try the game below using images from The Art Institute of Chicago.
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Want to share quizzes you make on Mystudiyo? Add the link in the comments area below!
Update 6/2/09: Thanks to Samantha Melvin for sharing a MyStudiyo quiz she created. You can try “All About Color” with your students by clicking here.
Product: Squzzle Puzzles by Mindware
Grade Level(s): Kindergarten-5th grade
Categories: Games, Teaching Resource
Product Review: Each puzzle can be worked on individually or in groups up to four students. This puzzle game is great for extensions after finishing art projects. It keeps their mind engaged and thinking “art smart”. I own many of the different sets offered and the students never get tired of doing them! Tip: Store them in Ziploc Slider Bags for storage.
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