Token Response - Art Criticism Game Mary Erickson PhD
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Art Criticism & Aesthetics Game
Mary Erickson,Ph.D. & Eldon Katter, Ph.D.
Token Response is an instructional resource that challenges students to encounter important questions and distinctions about art and their responses to it. It stimulates active looking, thinking and discussing art work, deals with issues in aesthetics and art criticism, and to a lesser extent, art production. Box states for grades K-12.
The Following description is from the J. Paul Getty Museum website:
Token Response is an interactive game that helps students learn about art criticism and aesthetics, created by Dr. Mary Erickson and Dr. Eldon Katter.
It contains a set of eight tokens (30 each) that represent different ideas about art. The tokens represent personal preference, economic considerations, time expenditure, preference of others, originality, craftsmanship, judgement, and dislike.
T are many ways to play the game, making it applicable to all age groups.
One example of a way to play the game is to put out several postcards or small prints of artworks on a table. Have each student examine the works. Pass out one token to each student and ask them to place their token by the postcard that fits the idea the best in their opinion (the "heart" token represents the work they personally... read more