Teacher Resource Guide
The Elements of Art through explorations of Historical and Contemporary Artists in Canada
The ability to discuss and employ the elements of art is an important skill for young artists to cultivate as they deepen their understanding of what makes an impactful creative work. Taking the work of New Brunswick-born artist Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828-1901), Vancouver-born painter Kazuo Nakamura (1926-2002), and Kinngait-born creator Annie Pootoogook (1969-2016) as points of departure, the activities in this guide invite students to identify and apply the elements of art through personal reflection, close-looking exercises, and collaborative creation.
- Elements of Landscape: Learning through Looking
- Elements of Still Life: Exploring Difference and Contrast
- Elements of Home: Regional Representations of Local Milieus
Visual Arts, and more