Give each student a stack of sticky notes and take turns writing a single word or phrase on a note that describes what you see in the work of art. Continue for as long as possible without repeating words. If someone gets stuck, consider these prompts to inspire more words and phrases:
- What shapes, lines, colors, figures, objects do you see?
- What is happening?
- What is the mood of the artwork? or What feelings does this art give you?
- What do you like about the artwork?
Take a minute or two just to look at the artwork, then make yourselves at home and start a round of Post-it poetry!
The beauty of Post-it poetry is that your writing canvas is small. You don't really have room for lengthy explanations. This type of response poetry is more about the viewer—what do you see? What do you feel? What do you wonder? All you need to do is write down what immediately comes to mind as you let your eyes gaze and mind wander.