5th graders are currently working on observational tree drawings. We drew inspiration from the work of Canadian artist Emily Carr. Students got to work on studying the shape, line, value, form and texture of our trees. Due to the change in weather, we had to take our tree studies inside. This provided a great opportunity to bring ipads into the art room. Each student was paired with an ipad and got to work taking photos of one tree from different perspectives. They used their ipad as view finders, creating interesting compositions with the trunk, branches and leaves. Our trees are starting to come to life. Students are loving how realistic their trees look and so am I.
Emily Carr, Tree in Autumn
Thanks Joslyn Johnson, a wonderful friend and incredible Art Teacher at Bear Tavern, for the recent blog post on using the ipad outside.