Emily Carr's Trees Lesson Plan: Art History for Kids - KinderArt
EMILY CARR'S TREES
Written by: Lily Erlic [Lily is a children's writer from Victoria BC, Canada.]
Students will learn how to paint trees in the style of Canadian artist Emily Carr.
To learn about Flowing Lines and Form
What You Need:
- Brown and Green Paint
- Paint brush
What You Do:
- Ask the children what words they think of when you say "Forest".
- Write down the words on the chalkboard.
- Show the Children Emily Carr's Paintings of her trees. Go to http://www.emilycarr.com/
- Next, give each child a piece of paper.
- Ask the children to draw a trunk of a tree.
- Now ask them to draw the branches with the green paint.
- Ask the children about the lines in their painting.
- Are the lines strong, bold, thin or thick?
- Did Emily Carr draw real trees?
- Do her trees look hazy or dreamlike?
- Create a Discussion.
About Emily Carr
"Emily Carr is one of Canada's greatest and most loved artists. Feeling a spiritual connection with her subjects, Emily Carr painted both the landscape and native villages of Western Canada in a unique and modern style that was rejected during its time of production."
An introduction to her life and her art. By Anne Newland and Emily Carr.
Beloved Land: The World of Emily Carr
A selection of beautifully reproduced Carr paintings representing work done between 1912 and 1942, accompanied by the artist's commentary. By Emily Carr.
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