The Story is in The Details

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Going and Coming, 1947. Oil on canvas, 16″ x 31 1/2″. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, August 30, 1947. Norman Rockwell Art Collection Trust, 1973.15. ©SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN

The Story is in The Details

The biggest events in our lives are made up of small details; the way we feel, the smells, colors, sounds, and movements around us. The more students can attune to these details, the stronger their narrative writing will be.

Observing art is a great way to help students notice all the details that make up a moment and a story.

In this activity you’ll build students’ observational skills and descriptive writing skills as you notice the details in Norman Rockwell’s Going and Coming.

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