To gain an understanding of art, both authentic and reproduced, through an understanding of its elements.
To expand one's vocabulary and knowledge base when articulating observations about art.
To develop historical thinking skills, including chronological thinking and recognizing change over time.
To view the past as real rather than as some vague meaningless abstraction.
To build insights into one's own life to be able to see how the past actually illuminates the present.
To experience the difference between viewing authentic pieces of artwork in museums versus replicated images.
To strengthen inferential thinking by way of interpreting the figures in art through a combination of one's prior knowledge and contextual clues.
To utilize the five senses as a means describe images with greater elaboration and creativity, both in oral and written form.
To create a narrative, inspired by an authentic piece of art and brought to life through the literary devices of dialogue, thought–shot, snapshots and gestures.
To create one's own artwork to illustrate the story begotten by the authentic piece of artwork.