Unveiling Stories Through Art

Reimagining Heritage Art with AI

Sarab Al Ani

Village a painting by Nurie AlRawi/ Iraq (1925-2014)
This picture is taken from ًWikipedia Commons 


Educational Setting:

This module can be used by Grades 6-12 students.

The Module is also suitable for postsecondary students.


General Description:

This project merges visual art analysis, storytelling, and AI technology to explore heritage art in a visually captivating way. Students will explore online resources, analyze a piece of heritage art, participate in a picture talk activity to deepen their understanding and use AI tools to unveil new stories.

Language Levels:

Intermediate (Low, Mid & High)

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will be able to effectively present their findings and creative work in a multimedia presentation format.
  • Students will be able to participate in a collaborative interpersonal picture talk activity, actively listening and contributing their observations and interpretations about the artwork.
  • Students will be able to use visual elements and historical context to craft a narrative inspired by a piece of art.
  • Students will be able to tap compare and contrast different representations of a theme or idea, using the original artwork and AI-generated images.
  • Students will be able to identify and describe key elements of a work of art from their heritage culture, including subject matter, style, colors, and symbols.
  • Students will be able to explain the cultural context surrounding the creation of a chosen artwork.
  • Students will gain a deeper understanding of their own heritage through exploring a piece of art from their cultural background.
  • Students will be able to appreciate the connections between cultural and contemporary artistic expressions.
  • Students will be able to navigate online databases of heritage art and effectively search for relevant information.
  • Students will be able to utilize AI image-generation tools to create visuals inspired by a chosen artwork.

Tasks and Activities

Suggested Materials

AI Tools



Differentiated Instruction

Tips and Notes 

Reimagining Heritage Art with AI Is© 2024 by Sarab Al Ani is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0