Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Watercolour Trees

Category Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Grades 5-12 (Full Day)

Curriculum Connections Canadian and World Studies, Geography, History, Social Studies, Visual Arts, French

Discover why artists are passionately drawn to trees as inspiration for artmaking. Harbourfront Centre’s site allows students great opportunities to study trees. From dry brush to washes, discover the creative possibilities of watercolour.

Your students will be inspired by historic and contemporary works of art, explore drawing and painting techniques, and gain a deeper understanding of the media.

Key Inquiry Question: How can trees serve as inspiration for your art making?

Program Objectives

By the end of the program, students will:

  • Examine the history of the discipline
  • Recognize and experiment with watercolour techniques
  • Produce a watercolour painting inspired by trees

Download a comprehensive Education Resource Kit prepared by Harbourfront Centre School Visits educators.