Image credit: Fern Isabel Coppedge (1883–1951), Road to Lumberville, 1938, Oil on canvas, H.18.125 x W. 20.125 inches, James A. Michener Art Museum, Gift of Ruth Purcell Conn and William R. Conn.
About This Resource
Note for Teachers: Use the video to encourage students to explore landscape painting in art and inspire them to create a their own landscapes.
Grade Level (s): Grades 4-5; 6-8
Subject Area (s): Visual Arts, Language Arts, Environment and Ecology
Welcome 2021! This year will bring many exciting new exhibitions, programs and classes to the Michener Art Museum. Best of all, there will be many more opportunities to engage with and learn about the art in the collection and in the exhibitions both in person and online.
A new opportunity to learn more about art in the collection is now available through our Art Talks for Kids and Teens, found on the Museum’s YouTube Channel. Art Talks for Kids and Teens feature a team of Michener Art Museum docents discussing works of art in the Museum’s collection. Each video is focused on a particular theme.
Enjoy our first installment on landscape paintings and explore the related resources and activities below. This video is appropriate for children in grades 4-8.
- Read our previous post on Fern Coppedge’s winter landscapes.
- Learn more in our previous post on Diane Burko’s work, Vulcano from the Air.
- As you look at artworks, explore Five Writing Activities for Your Visit.
- Explore being a Weather Reporter as you look at landscapes with this Activity Sheet.
- Learn more about Daniel Garber’s work, A Wooded Watershed and related activities.
- Explore the landscapes of Edward Redfield, and his work, The Burning of Center Bridge.