Emily Carr Collages

This visual arts project was a success!

First, we learned about who Emily Carr was.  We looked at many of her paintings to identify a variety of features. We used this knowledge to inspire our our works of art.

We headed outside to look at a variety of trees and sketch what we saw.  Students focused on shapes, foreground and background.







The next step in this creative journey was to create a variety of painted papers.  Students used a variety of tools to create the illusion of texture and focused on using colours they saw in Emily Carr’s paintings.







After that students used their sketches as a plan and began to build their collages.  They chose papers that not only reflected the desired colours but also the desired texture to represent movement in nature.  They layered shapes to create a foreground, middle ground, and background.  They combined the painted papers with construction paper and cardboard in order to create contrast.





The end results are amazing!  This class was successful at using Emily Carr’s art to inspire their own masterpieces!

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