Writing Starters

Landscape Postcard

Select a landscape and imagine you are there. Now write a postcard to your friends.

People the Landscape

Choose a landscape and a nearby portrait. Record the thoughts of the person who is suddenly transported into the landscape setting.

Night at the Museum

Choose a room in the museum and record what all the artworks might say to each other when the museum is closed!

What Happens Next?

Imagine a work of art as a scene in a story. Write the next chapter in the story – what happens next?

Act It Out

Translate a work of art into theater. Imagine yourself as a character in the story and write a few moments of dialogue or action.