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Activity Idea: Soundscape (Quick Tip)

The Soundscape strategy invites students to participate in a multi-sensory experience in which they create a collaborative story based on sounds created in response to viewing a work of art. This strategy challenges students to focus on details within a work, respond to the work with their own creative interpretation, and build vocabulary.

How to facilitate Soundscape:

  • Ask students to silently observe the work and consider all of the details
  • Direct students to focus in on one specific detail in the work and imagine a sound that would pair with that detail
  • Have students share their sound as a group, as individuals, by location in the work of art or orchestrated as a sound symphony