Karen Kitchel's creative process required close looking and attention to detail. Recreate this experience with your students to give them tools for close looking
Karen Kitchel used a close up lens to capture over 112 images of nature (the DAM has 20). She then meticulously painted each of those images.
“I can walk through a field or along a path with my camera and just compose and select as I go. It helps me frame and select things and see things that you will absolutely walk past five feet above the ground.”- Karen Kitchel
- How can you guide your students on a community walk to explore and notice the things around them that they might otherwise miss?
- How can you use various materials at an art table to encourage drawing, tracing, or making rubbings of the natural objects?
- How might students use journals to record what they see and experience on the walk?
- How would you use textures, colors and sizes to sort and organize the natural objects?