Students will study what elements of design feature most prominently in Jock Macdonald’s landscapes and then they will apply at least one into a drawing of a their city, neighborhood or home.
15 – 30 Minutes
Review a selection of Jock Macdonald’s landscape paintings with the class and introduce them to or remind them of the elements design.
Through class discussion ask students to identify prevalent elements of design in Macdonald’s paintings. Ask students whether the paintings rely on line, colour etc.?
30 – 45 minutes
Ask students to create a painting of their city, neighbourhood or home using at least one key element of design observed in the discussion of Macdonald’s work.
Encourage students to think about how Jock Macdonald’s paintings would look if he were influenced by the place where they live.