Preparing for Art Study in Spanish

Preparing For Art Study In Spanish

Art Study in Spanish is a fun way to learn Spanish. What do you need to describe art in Spanish? To make preparing for Art Study in Spanish easier, I’ve gathered some resources for you.

But first, if you’ve never heard of Art Study in Spanish, let me introduce you.

Art Study in Spanish is a five-step activity designed for learners to:

  • increase active vocabulary
  • strengthen all language skills
  • introduce and use grammar

Even more, describing art engages the language pathways in the brain.

Oh yeah, and it also introduces Hispanic culture at the same time.

Want to describe art in Spanish?

Art Vocabulary

Download our free Spanish Art Vocabulary Worksheet

Continue to the article below to get your artwork and supplies ready.

Art Study in Spanish Steps

There are five steps for Art Study in Spanish. You’re preparing for the art study right now by gathering resources. Navigate the articles below to jump to another step.

Before you can describe art in Spanish, you need some art, information, and supplies.

First, let’s start with the supplies.

Basic Art Supplies You’ll Need

All you need is a sheet of paper and a pen or pencil.

Or this can be a culturally relevant Spanish art project. Then, you’ll need some basic art supplies for your students.

Keep in mind, that the purpose is not mastering art techniques or making a copy of the artwork, but rather learning Spanish through art.

Basic Art Supplies

For your convenience, I have listed some of my favorite art supplies to use.

You will need these supplies for drawing:

Drawing medium of your choice

Next, we’ll locate the artist’s biography and some artwork.


You will also need artwork. All you need is one artwork at a time. As you get comfortable, you may want to expand into:

  • several artworks by one artist
  • artwork from a specific country
  • several pieces by a civilization
  • an art movement

The options are flexible to the most effective use of your time.

Remember: One artwork at a time.

Resources for Art

Now to the super fun part, the artists and artwork.

To be able to describe the artist and artwork, you need some background information and the artwork.

  • Artist background
  • Artwork

You will need to have a print of the artwork or have it available online for the students to view.

These famous Latin American artists are good choices:

Fernando Botero: Biography and Artwork

Diego Rivera: Biography and Artwork

In both of these articles, you’ll find a short biography and sample artwork.

Or, you can find an artist and artwork on your own from art books or online galleries.

Last but not least, all the questions, art vocabulary, and interactive worksheets you need to describe art in Spanish.

Want to prepare for describing art in Spanish with more guidance?

Introducing… Art Study in Spanish

The Art Study in Spanish Bundle is your go-to resource for describing art in Spanish. You’ll have everything you need to describe an artwork in Spanish:

Resources to describe:

  • the artist and artwork,
  • the story,
  • the element,
  • the design principles of art,
  • how you feel about the artwork in Spanish.

It is flexible to adapt to any learning style and proficiency level.

Each step lays out the questions and answer prompts. Your student can demonstrate their learning on an interactive worksheet.

Optin Art Study Horizontal

Or you can pull together bits and pieces for talking about art on your own over time.


Drawing vocabulary words strengthens word knowledge, grammar, and language skills. And it’s a fun cultural experience too!


The resources are simple for describing art in Spanish. You need a couple of basic things:

Now that you have the resources ready, you can get started describing art in Spanish.

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