Birch Trees with Kes Woodward

Grade 6

Linda Pfisterer,

Students learn about Fairbanks, Alaska painter Kes Woodward and how he paints birch trees. They practice watercolor techniques, and discuss composition and perspective as students create a water color birch tree painting.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:

  1. learn about Fairbanks artist, Kesler Woodward and the birch trees he paints.
  2. practice the rule of thirds in planning a composition.
  3. use perspective concepts such as page placement, size, color and detail to show near and far.
  4. use watercolor painting techniques such as wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry and color mixing.