Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Watercolour Trees

Grades: 4-12 (Full Day)

Program: Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

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 campus allows students great opportunities to study trees. From dry brush to washes, discover the creative possibilities of watercolour.

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

Program Objectives
By the end of the Watercolour Trees program, students will:

  • Examine the work by prominent artists to understand how they are drawn to trees as subject matter for their art
  • Recognize and experiment with watercolour techniques
  • Produce a watercolour painting inspired by trees

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