She emphasized Carr's profound connection, love, and respect for nature and shared images similar to the ones below (obtained from http://arttattler.com/archiveemilycarr.html on October 26, 2012) for students to see examples of her unique style.
Emily Carr, Big Raven (Cumshawa), 1931, Oil on canvas, 87.0 x 114.0cm, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Emily Carr Trust.
Emily Carr, Totem Walk at Sitka, ca.1907, watercolor on paper, 38.5 x 38.5cm, The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, The Thomas Gardiner Keir Bequest.
Emily Carr, Untitled (Formalized Cedar), c. 1931, Charcoal on paper, 91.8 x 61.2 cm, Vancouver Art Gallery
Students learned about scale, contrast, and ways a drawing or painting can show "movement." Next, Mrs. Heywood demonstrated how to use vine charcoal to create a drawing and use shading and texture. She modeled the technique used to draw a tree "skeleton" and then the process for adding leaves or other elements to the picture.
Finally, students had the opportunity to make some art!
Here are their beatiful creations.
Charcoal Drawing on PhotoPeach
Thank you, Mrs. Heywood!