Seniors Social: Emily Carr

Emily Carr, Stumps and Sky, c. 1934

Emily Carr, Stumps and Sky, c. 1934. oil on wove paper, Overall: 58.4 x 90.2 cm. Gift from the Douglas M. Duncan Collection, 1970. © Art Gallery of Ontario 70/31


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Seniors Social: Emily Carr

Wednesday, July 14, 2 pm

Make new art connections and spark conversations! If you are an older adult, join us for our virtual Seniors Social program, a live biweekly series that combines conversations with art and art making.The AGO believes that providing opportunities to experience art and art making increases wellbeing.

For this session we will take a deep dive into the work and life of Emily Carr. She worked in many styles and found inspiration primarily from the Indigenous communities of Haida Gwaii; and from the Ocean and trees in British Columbia.

Inspired by one of her works on paper where Carr mixed turpentine with her pigments to make them runnier (giving the effect of water colour!) in this session, we will experiment with natural colours from items found around us and in nature (i.e. blueberries or beet juice, dirt/ mud from the yard, seeped tea bags. Whatever you have on hand is most welcome).


Live sessions will contain automated closed captions.

Closed captioning is available in this recording.

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Automated captioning is available for all online programs. Please provide three weeks advance notice for requests for Verbal Description, American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and/or live captioning for AGO programming. The AGO will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made with less than three weeks notice. Please contact us to make a request for these accommodations. Learn more about accessibility at the AGO.


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