Teaching Ideas

Encouraging Dialogue

For Students K-12

  • Based on your observations, how would you describe this landscape? What type of location is this? Have you ever traveled to a similar location?

  • Why would an artist travel to the countryside to find subjects to draw?

  • Why might an artist prefer sketchiness of style to great detail?

  • What is to be gained from "seeing the big picture" instead of details?

  • What sort of mood do you think this watercolor creates?

  • Why would an artist want to show geometric order in organic forms from nature?