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Exploring Emily Carr

“Trees love to toss and sway; they make such happy noises.”

– Emily Carr

This week our grade 1 – 3 group tried our Emily Carr landscape project. The students enjoyed learning about her love for the outdoors and admired the way she captured the beauty of Canada.

We started with sponges and blue paint and created movement across the sky with our paint strokes. Our inspiration for this project was her painting, Blue Sky. Have a look at their versions: 

 

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Emily Carr Landscapes

“Trees love to toss and sway; they make such happy noises.”

Emily Carr

Emily Carr was our artist today and we used her painting, “Blue Sky, 1932” as our inspiration piece. We learned about this famous Canadian‘s life, work and influences.

She is known as the first artist to attempt to capture the spirit of Canada in a modern style.

We learned about the term ‘mixed media’ and used acrylic paints and chalk pastel to create our paintings. Highlights and shadows helped to complete our forest scenes.

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Autumn and the New Year

I love this time of year. To me – this is the real new year, back to school and straight into fall. The leaves are starting to change, the weather is getting chillier and the pumpkins are ready to pick.

At Art in Action we are very excited to introduce two new art programs to Humbercrest Public School this fall. For our grade 1 – 3 program we will be working on projects inspired by Picasso, Emily Carr, Georgia O’Keefe and many others. And for our grade 4 – 6 program we will introduce a zentangle landscape, gelatin printing and op-art inspired by Bridget Riley as well as many other projects. We can’t wait to get started on October 1st! Look for many updates to come…

 

Happy fall!

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