Elizabeth Wyn Wood was a Canadian sculptor and educator born in Orillia in 1903.  She was known for her modernist interpretation of the Canadian landscape.   Wood graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1925, studying under sculptor Emanuel Hahn and Group of Seven artists J.E.H. MacDonald and Arthur Lismer.  She also studied at the Art Student League in New York City.  While there, Wyn Wood studied the simple art and design work of the ancient Egyptians, and their influence can be seen in her work.  Wyn Wood was a founding member of the Sculptor’s Society of Canada and the Canadian Arts Council.  She was also made a member of the Royal Academy of Canadian Arts and was inducted into the Orillia Hall of Fame in 1966, the year of her death.  Her relief sculptures can be found locally in Orillia, but also in Welland Ontario, Ryerson University in Toronto, and the National Gallery in Ottawa.  


This program is inspired by Orillia artist Elizabeth Wyn Wood and focuses on sculpture and visual narrative. Students will learn how to create the illusion of depth in relief sculpture and will model polymer clay to create a monochromatic, low-relief sculpture that reflects on Wood’s contemporary approach to depicting the Canadian landscape.



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