Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Small groups of students create frozen images of imagined worlds, characters, and actions with their bodies according to a prompt. When they perform, they practice describing, interpreting, and evaluating each otherʻs work.
Students can scaffold toward tableaux by engaging first in Snapshots. Smaller group numbers (pairs and triads) support emerging collaboration skills. Tableaux can be shared with ½ class at a time to support performance confidence.
Place additional emphasis on advanced compositional components, including foreground/background and point of focus. Students can collaborate to create add-on tableaux, bring their image to life with slow-motion action, perform a narrated tableaux, or create three related tableaux with transitions in between.