Grade 9 Art Class Watercolours
The Grade 9 Art class has been experimenting with many different types of media. They are presently working on acrylic painting on stretched canvas with the theme of viewing the object “close up”, influenced by the American artist Georgia O’Keeffe.
This watercolour project was influenced by the Canadian landscape painters, The Group of Seven.
The Group of Seven, sometimes known as the Algonquin School, was a group of Canadian landscape painters from 1920 to 1933. They are regarded as the forerunners of our national Canadian artistic identity. With a focus on the Canadian landscape, their style of painting drew both national and international attention and is often regarded as an integral part of the emerging nationality Canada developed in the twentieth century. Their works were noted for their bright colours, tactile paint handling, and simple yet dynamic forms.
The class focused on the characteristics from The Group of Seven paintings: bright colours, texture and simplified shapes. There are many different techniques in working with watercolours. The technique used in this project is called “dry brush” which is the traditional approach to watercolours.
KES inspires academic, athletic and artistic excellence with a commitment to the traditional community ideals of gentleness and learning, dignity and respect, so that students may discover and cultivate their unique potential, prepare for post-secondary education and develop a life-long enthusiasm for the spiritual and intellectual growth necessary to flourish in the contemporary world.