First of all, the instructor referenced in this blog posting is using a wiki for an ART101 class. It’s a place for presentations (including photographic evidence of some field trips to art museums), essays and all that administrative information produced in a post-secondary classroom.
I found the wiki though a blog posting that highlighted one of the student projects. Students were asked to recreate paintings using themselves as live models. To accomplish this, they would have had to examine the paintings carefully for the colours and details included, and position themselves accordingly for the photo shoot. They’re recreating, or mashing up the original paintings. They’re attaching what they read or hear to their interpretations of the paintings. How very hands on.