If you’ve been following along on our blog the past month, you know that the Quizlet team is dedicated to supporting students and teachers as they navigate the new remote-learning environment. Week after week, we’ve brought you our community’s tips for studying and best practices for teachers, and we’ve learned a lot in the process.
One tip we’ve been seeing over and over is to take frequent breaks from studying for mental and physical health. With that in mind, this week, we’ve got something different to share with you.
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, which, like much of the country, is closed due to COVID-19, recently challenged its social media followers to recreate a work of art from home. After seeing the popularity of the challenge, our team decided to make our own version: the Recreate Famous Paintings Challenge.
We wanted to encourage one another to take those needed breaks and do something creative at the same time. And while we’re all working from home, participating in a common activity has also helped us all feel connected.
Here’s what the team came up with:
Seated Woman by Henry Straker - Recreated by Isabelle Zoller
Portrait of a Halberdier by Pontormo - Recreated by Laura Oppenheimer
American Gothic by Grant Wood - Recreated by Matthew Glotzbach
The Son of Man by Rene Magritte - Recreated by Brad Ramsey
Also recreated by Cat Bui
Red Balloon by Paul Klee - Recreated by Nitin Gupta
The Treachery of Images by Rene Magritte - Recreated by Marlena Baker
Self-portrait dedicated to Dr. Eloesser by Frida Kahlo - Recreated by Lauren Cruz
A Good Drink by Eduard von Grutzner - Recreated by Bryan Lopuck
Portrait of a Man (Self Portrait?) by Jan Van Eyck- Recreated by Annie Wolff
Portrait de Louis XIV by Hyacinthe Rigaud - Recreated by Bryan Lopuck
Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear by Vincent Van Gogh - Recreated by Isabelle Zoller
Tournee de Chat Noir by Theophile Steinlen - Recreated by Kory Kolves
Bay Horse and White Dog by George Stubbs - Recreated by Amy Obana
We hope you’ve enjoyed our foray into fine art! The team had a great time staging these paintings with what they had at home. The challenge was an excellent way to blow off steam and build community during these uncertain times.
“We were thrilled about the high levels of participation and the excitement and fun people seemed to have in seeing everyone’s interpretations,” said Quizlet Workplace Team member, Isabelle Zoller. A big kudos to the Workplace Team for the idea and the incredible artists at Quizlet who participated.
Which one was your favorite? Would you implement this challenge in your own classroom - or with a group of friends? Share with us in the comments below. 🤔