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PKI Teaching Guide

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impressions. Consider how some of the sketches or photos, for example, may be combined or manipulated for a specific artistic purpose. Ask students to create artworks based on their field sketches or photos.

4.

Have students discuss the importance of the Stark Collection. In particular, why is it

significant? What does it tell us about Paul Kane the artist?

5. Compare the sketches from the Stark Collection to Group of Seven paintings. Are there any similarities? Look carefully at the colours Kane is using in his sketches.

9.

Scene from documentary -

WESTERN DISCOVERIES II

This section hilights further Kane’s artifact collection at the Manitoba Museum and also explores Kane’s work at Fort Victoria where he encountered many First Nations.

10. Scene from documentary – ART & ADVENTURE

This excerpt follows Kane as he travels back from the west coast and relates the hardships he experienced.

10a. - Video - Travel Adventures

This video provides details on how difficult travel was for Kane when he made his trip between 1846 and 1848.

Concepts:

  • audience expectations

  • primary and secondary sources

  • visual storytelling

  • memoirs and fiction

  • sense of place as conveyed in artwork

Learning Objectives:

  • understand that artists apply knowledge from a variety of sources to the development

of ideas for art works

  • examining artworks for connections to people and places and for broader meanings

that the works may imply

From Field to Studio: The art of Paul Kane

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