“The more you look, the more you see.”
– Shari Tishman, author of Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation
With your journal and pencil in hand, grab a stool at the Welcome Desk and spend some time looking around the galleries.
What work of art are you drawn to? Choose one that captures your attention, and sustains it.
As you sit in front of that work of art, use the approach called Looking 10 X 2, found in Shari Tishman’s Slow Looking book.
Look at the work of art slowly for at least 30 seconds. Let your eyes wander.
List 10 words or phrases about anything you notice.
Repeat steps 1 and 2: look again, and add 10 more words and phrases to your list. Choose words or phrases that are truly descriptive and include details; if shared, these words and phrases would allow others to picture what you see and sense.