It's Your Pick

Drawing activity suitable for all ages.

Picking Flowers

Helen Galloway McNicoll, Picking Flowers, c. 1912. Oil on canvas, 94 x 78.8 cm. Gift of R. Fraser Elliott, Toronto, in memory of Betty Ann Elliott, 1992. © Art Gallery of Ontario. 92/102.

Helen Galloway McNicoll, Picking Flowers, c. 1912. Oil on canvas, 94 x 78.8 cm. Gift of R. Fraser Elliott, Toronto, in memory of Betty Ann Elliott, 1992. © Art Gallery of Ontario. 92/102.

 

ACTIVITY

Find art in your own backyard (and inside your home)!

In artist Helen Galloway McNicoll’s brief 10-year career, she had a massive impact on the Canadian art scene. McNicoll was one of the first Canadian artists to excel at home and abroad with a distinctly Impressionist style: visible brush strokes with an emphasis on light and shadow. She painted rural landscapes, working women and intimate child subjects.

Draw Your Favourite Floral Picks!

If you were to place yourself in a garden or field of flowers, what kind of flowers would you want to pick and take home with you?

Draw (or colour) your own field of flowers

 

  1. If you have access to a printer, print the activity card and colour the line drawing.

  2. If you do not have access to a printer, sketch some flowers you see in your community. Colour them and share them.

  3. Make them as realistic or not as you wish!

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