Folk Art at The Kentucky Art and Craft
closely at these three pieces of art, then in small groups respond to the
at the three pieces of art from the Folk Art in the Twenty First Century
exhibit. What do they have in common with one another?
materials do you think they are made from?
you visit the Folk Art exhibit you will see other pieces of art that have
been created using found objects, some of the found object might even look
like junk to you! Do you think
junk can be turned into art?
is asking you to bring in some found objects to embellish the art you will
be creating during your visit. Can
you think of five found objects and or pieces of junk you could bring with
you to add to your art piece? List
Most of Folk Art is made by artists who
are self-taught, that means they did not go to art school to learn how to be
an artist. When you come to see
the Folk Art in the Twenty-First Century exhibit you will see some
artwork that looks simple. It might look very different to the art you have
seen in art museums or books. You
will also see very complex works of art! In small groups discuss
1. Have you ever looked at a piece of art
and thought “I could do that!” or “What’s so great about that?”
What was it about the art that made you think that?
Was it messy, was it simple, did it look like a young child made it?
2. Have you ever seen art you did not
like? Close your eyes and think
about the piece, what did you not like?
3.What do you think makes art
“good”? What makes art
4.Is it okay to like a piece of art
that one of your friends might not like?
In order for art to be considered good does everyone have to agree
that it is good?
For more information contact Shayne Hull, Director of Education at (502) 589-0155 ext. 209 or email@example.com