Art Classes

Conversation

After a quick greeting, use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? All students should be required to study art and music in secondary school. Use specific reasons to support your answer.
    • What was your favorite subject in school or learning environment?
    • What benefits are there in studying music and art in secondary school?
    • What drawbacks may come with studying art and music in secondary school?

Vocabulary

Skip this section if you have 15 minute plan. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
creativity (n) the use of the imagination to create a work
Creativity is especially important in the fields of art and music.
design (n) plan or drawing produced to show the look and function of something
The design of the building was large and innovative.
innovative (adj) featuring new methods, creative in thinking
To solve the problem, they needed to be innovative and think of something new.
harmonious (adj) forming a pleasing and consistent whole
After days of practice, the band finally played a harmonious song. 
create (v) bring something into existence
Their assignment was to create something based on their personality.
initiate (v) to start, begin something
She wanted to initiate a new arts program at the school
brighten up (expression) improve, make better
The painting she created brightened up her mom’s day.
color in (expression) fill an area in with color
Before she could leave her table, she needed to color in the entire picture.
pipe down (expression) to be quiet
The teacher asked the talkative students to pipe down so others could listen.
learn by heart (expression) to memorize
Before the concert, they needed to learn the song by heart.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Creativity is contagious – pass it on.”
― Albert Einstein

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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