I will ask my students to view a piece of artwork, such as
The Electric Chair
by Andy Warhol (Silk–screen print, c1971). I will ask them to use the image in order to make observations. They will need to simply list facts. After they are able make observations, they will need to make an inference. Their inference needs to be based in facts. Their inferences cannot be completely made up, but should be based off of the factual observations they made. Finally, they will find connections from their life to the artwork, real life to the artwork, and other artwork, movies, or literature to the artwork. This can be done in a variety of ways. One way I will use is asking students to put themselves into the artwork and telling a story. This will allow them to connect to the piece and pretend they are involved in the artwork instead of distanced from it.