START WITH ART: Whistlejacket

START WITH ART: Whistlejacket

We START WITH ART each morning with our kids (Jenna's kids are 6 and 9, Janet's is 9). This takes us less than five minutes each morning and tends to be re-visited later in the day at the dinner table or during our evening reading sessions. We find this little exercise each morning ignites creativity and sparks critical thinking. 

Here's how to #STARTWITHART:

Step one: Take a look at the artwork below

Step two: Read the questions below the picture of the art to the students/children in your life

Step three: See how starting your day with art can ignite creativity and critical thinking! 

It's that easy! Let's START WITH ART!

Title: Whistlejacket 

Artist: George Stubbs

Date: 1762

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 296.1 × 248 cm

Start with Art Questions:

  • How is Whistlejacket positioned, and what is the background like?
  • What qualities do you think make the horse Whistlejacket special? How do you think the artist, George Stubbs, captured the spirit and energy of the horse in this artwork?
  • What do you think the artist might want people to feel or think when they look at this painting?

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