What can we learn from looking at  Emily Carr’s Forest Glade?

Let’s look

Take your time. Look carefully. Where do your eyes go first? Then where? Take in as many details as you can.

Let’s describe

What season is it? What time of day is it? How would you describe the atmosphere in the painting? What visual elements support your ideas?

Encourage the students to ask questions. What visual clues prompt the questions asked?

Let’s imagine

What would it be like to walk through Forest Glade?  Why? If you sat on the patch of yellow and looked all around you as well as up above, what you would see?  What would you hear?  What would smell?  How would the air feel on your skin?