Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Art of Storytelling

The Art of Storytelling is an online museum where you can write stories for paintings and other pieces of art. You can:

Experience a Story: Listen to stories, read and view pictures inspired by their collections created by visitors.
Tell a Story: Become a storyteller as you write and record a story inspired by works in the museum’s collection.
Picture a Story: Create your own work of art using objects and characters found in some of the museum’s most noteworthy paintings. 

There are many ways you can use this site in your classroom.You can use it as a Reading activity by using the stories created by other visitors. You can use it as a Writing activity by choosing a painting and making them write a story. You can also create your own painting by using the museum's own characters and objects. You can do this in the classroom together with your students and then make them write a story about the painting you have created together. This site looks like it has lots of potential for teachers and students as well.

Have fun and please feel free to comment on how you have used or plan to use it in class.


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