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English Conversation Topic 8
Talking about art in English

Conversation Starters
Use the questions below to have basic English conversations about art and artistic ability.
1. Do you have any artistic talent?

2. Can you draw or paint pictures well?

3. Do you know anyone who is a good artist? What kind of art can they produce?

4. Do you enjoy going to museums and looking at paintings or sculptures (shapes cut from stone)?

5. What kind of art do you like most?

6. Who are some famous artists that you have heard of?

7. Do you have a favorite painting? If so, describe it and explain why you like it.

Discussion Questions
Have more serious English conversations about art by using the open-ended questions below.
1. Do you think music and dancing are forms of art? Explain why or why not.

2. Do you think of cartoons and comics as art? Again, explain!

3. Do you think graffiti (writing on city walls) is art? Why or why not?

4. Do you think website design is a serious art?

5. What do you think our world would be like without art?

6. Do you think governments should spend money on art and museums, or should art only be promoted by private citizens?

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