I'm excited to bring back the Mystery Artist game to the studio this year. Students seem to really enjoy it and it's a great way to introduce an artist or movement and drum up some excitement (and get a little more art history in your room). Plus, I love to reward kids that go above and beyond. I have used this in the past in my art classroom but I'm going to give it a go within my studio space as well.
Every month I post a different artwork on the mystery artist board. Students are encouraged to reflect back on previous artists and artwork that has been explored in the past, to discuss artwork with friends and family and see if they know which artwork is being described, or explore artist books and information during free time in the art room.
Students have all month to talk, look up, think about who was responsible for the artwork and submit one guess. I leave one box low for students to reach blank raffle slips, where they write their name, their guess, and teacher's name. The other box is high up and I usually place their filled out forms up there.
At the month's end I draw a name, if it's correct they win! If it's not, I just keep pulling until I get someone that is correct. At this point, I print a certificate, announce their names over the announcements (if in a school setting), and present them with a small wrapped art supply, (it could even be something that you pick up as a sample at a conference). That's the beauty of it, you could make as big, or little of a deal as you wanted.
I just did an overhaul on my original design and now have a poster (18x24" and 8.5x11") explanation sheet, raffle slips, and winner certificates available in the shop up top. Check it out below if you're interested.
Mystery Artist Package
Add more art history to your studio and classroom! Encourage students to draw on past knowledge and work outside of class to discover who the mystery artist is.
Mystery Artist is a game that you can play with your entire student population. It works with all ages. You display a famous work of art and students fill out a raffle slip with their guess at which artist is responsible for the artwork. This download includes the Mystery Artist logo, explanation sheet, 3 different poster options (sized for large print format of 18x24" but can also be printed on standard size or legal sized paper), raffle slip sheet, and super sleuth certificate. Read more about it in the blog post here: https://www.makeartstudios.com/blog/mystery-artist
This is a digital download in .pdf .png and .jpeg formats
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• All files are created by me and can not be marketed or resold, but please use them in your classroom or studio as you wish, including reproducing them for distribution among your students.
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