The Education Department at the AGGV is excited to be offering new resources for teachers in conjunction with Emily Carr: On the Edge of Nowhere including:
- On-line Emily Carr lesson plans for primary and intermediate students
- School tours of On the Edge of Nowhere with a take-away classroom kit included
- Over 300 framed art posters available for rental: Emily Carr, Group of Seven, First Nations, Asian and other Canadian, European and American artists
Emily Carr Lesson Plans
Grades 1- 3 - On the Edge of Nowhere
(download lesson plan here - 8.7MB PDF)
Untitled (Seascape), 1935
Oil on paper on board
26.5 x 40.5 cm
Collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Anonymous Gift
Learn about the life and work of Emily Carr by:
- Drawing like Emily
- Painting like Emily
- Writing like Emily
A three part series of activities designed to fill an afternoon or to be used on their own. Great for working with a buddy class.
Grades 4-7 - On the Edge of Nowhere
(download lesson plan here - 8.3MB PDF)
Students will explore drawing and painting techniques similar to those used by Emily Carr through:
- Guided observation
- Drawing and painting practice
- Painting project
- Viewing and discussing Emily Carr's work
Students will build confidence in their ability to use these techniques to further develop their own works of art.
Emily Carr Classroom Kit
Grades 1- 7 - Small Adventures in Big Forests
Carr, Emily | Lone Cedar, 1936
Oil on paper on board
120.0 x 88.4 cm
Collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, The Thomas Gardiner Keir Bequest
An hour long art lesson using Emily Carr prints to explore internal feelings and external experiences using viewing, discussion, sketching and painting. Kits are available on loan for one week for $20 or for free when you book a tour of On the Edge of Nowhere. For more information please contact Roz Jeffery at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-384-4171 x 229.
"The Emily Carr - Small Adventures in Big Forests kit went over so well in my classroom! The children loved having the resources of the prints in the room. They painted their own "Emily tree" over a whole week. It was a great success."
J. D., primary teacher
Framed Art Poster Library
The AGGV maintains a library of over 300 framed art posters available for rental including works by: Emily Carr, Group of Seven, First Nations, Asian and other Canadian, European and American artists. The posters can be used to enhance art lessons and to help students learn how to look at and respond to art. Find what you need from our listings or come down to the Gallery to choose posters you can use in your art classroom.
Posters are available on loan 10 for $20 for two weeks.
The following themed poster kits are also available:
- Emily Carr - $25 (with lesson plan)
- Group of Seven
- In the Company of Animals
- Up After Dark
- Children in Art