EMOTION WEATHER MAP with Tamsin Horsefall

This workshop begins with an exploration of words that describe weather and associated feelings and
emotions ( i.e. rain/sadness/growth or wind/excitement/fear). The words will be written over a colour wash
background while exploring shading and font size as pattern. Traditional weather maps will be looked at as
inspiration for the collage composition. The words will be cut and pasted onto a large surface along with
stenciled directional arrows, clouds, shrubbery, and general map imagery. Students will be taught watercolour
blending, composition building, ink wash technique, and pattern creation using marker line. While exploring
formal art elements, students will also explore developing an overall theme for their maps.

Themes: Other than Arts, the workshop incorporates elements of STEAM.

Materials: Watercolours, large watercolour paper pad, scissors, cardstock for stencils, India ink, sharpies,
metallic markers, pencils, craft glue, varnish (optional).

Grade Levels: Elementary Cycle 1, 2, 3

Artist Profile: Tamsin Horsfall 


Emotion Weather Map

Grade Levels & Discipline