Visual Thinking Strategies Video

In this video, art educator Philip Yenawine demonstrates Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), a learner-centered instructional method used to examine and find meaning in visual art. Using a painting from the Terra Foundation collection, Samuel F. B. Morse’s iconic Gallery of the Louvre (1831–33), Yenawine facilitates a VTS discussion, followed by an examination of how the discussion was constructed. Classroom and museum educators and docents interested in learner-centered teaching methods will find this video to be a very useful resource.

VTS was created by Yenawine and developmental psychologist Abigail Housen to develop thinking, communication skills, and visual literacy.