2) Students looked at El Greco's painting, View of Toledo using the Google Art Project
They used the digital ink on the interactive board to draw over the image to show line, shape, form. They also zoomed in to spot texture, zoomed out to study value, space, and color.
3) Then students headed out to the courtyard with cameras in groups to take pictures of the elements all around them.
Extensions: Look at this photo taken of Toledo. Spain or this photo from similar vantage points. Compare to the painting. What is different, and why? What is similar.
Now explore Toledo using Google Maps street view. Start at this link.
(Thanks Theresa McGee for the extension idea. View her other ideas for using the Google Art Project on her blog post here.)