Tremendous Trees
Little Ones Art Cards (ages 3+)

Experiment with chalk pastels! This medium brings colour to Piet Mondrian’s love of lines, movement to Emily Carr’s fabulous forests, and texture to Henri Rousseau’s collage depictions of dense jungles. This digital download is delivered as a PDF, tailored for ages 3+.

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What's the story behind Tremendous Trees?

Artists love to paint trees! And before canvas became THE surface to paint on, they loved to paint ON trees too. They would use panels taken from nearby woods; apparently Leonardo da Vinci favoured French oak! Piet Mondrian’s love of lines was inspired by the linear quality of an apple tree, and he chose to break it down into its most simple form. Emily Carr was one of the first artists to attempt to capture the spirit of Canada’s Far West  and her beautiful forest and tree paintings are filled with movement. We also look at the legendary Henri Rousseau and at his depictions of dense jungles of trees and foliage.

What will I receive?

A link via email to download a digital PDF including:
6 art projects inspired by 3 different artists with clear instructions to start independent creativity.
1 leaflet about the art theme and an additional activity

Some of the materials you will need at home for these projects

Chalk pastels
Green paint
White paper
Water-colour paper
Decorated paper
Black paper
PVA glue

Tips for doing art with Little Ones

• Strip children down before you start, or have an outfit that is their ‘art outfit’.

• Allow them to experiment with materials. Don’t be too concerned about producing a single final piece.

• Bring out one material at a time – this makes it less overwhelming, and lengthens the process!

• You can often use surprisingly simple materials to work with, like shaving cream, toothbrushes, kitchen brushes, toy cars … all things that you may well have at home.

• Never leave Little Ones alone with art materials!