This month we will be inspired by Piet Mondrian’s love of lines, and at how he breaks down trees into their most simplified form. Emily Carr’s trees filled with movement and depth will take us to her native Canadian forests, and Henri Rousseau’s depictions of dense jungles will inspire us to create multi-media collages of our own.
Trees in Art
Although it is incredibly difficult to choose from the multitude of artists inspired by trees, we have decided to look in more depth at three of them. Piet Mondrian’s love of lines was inspired by the linear quality of an apple tree which he chose to break down into its most simplified form. Emily Carr captured the spirit of Canada’s Far West in a modern style. Her beautiful forest and tree paintings are filled with movement. Finally we will look at the legendary Henri Rousseau and at his depictions of dense jungles of tropical trees and foliage.
What's inside the box?
3 Art projects inspired by 3 different artists with clear instructions.
1 Leaflet of process ideas and LoLA recommendations.
Plenty of quality art materials for your child, with lots left over for your art supplies.
What materials will I receive?
Reeves chalk pastels
2 large tubes of green paint
White, watercolour, black and deco paper
Any recommendations for related books or trips?
20 Ways to Draw a Tree and 44 Other Nifty Things from Nature:by Eloise Renouf, Quarry Books
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel, Eerdmans Books
for Young Readers
Coppernickel Goes Mondrian (Artist Tribute) by Wouter van Reek, Enchanted Lion Books