Creative Challenge: Create Pieces Inspired by The Group of Seven


Frederick Varley, A. Y. Jackson, Lawren Harris, Barker Fairley, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer, and J. E. H. MacDonald.

The Group of Seven was a group of Canadian landscape painters from 1920 to 1933 and are one of Canada’s most famous collective of artists. Studying them can not only increase your familiarity with important Canadian art, it can also help you improve your own work.

Try this creative challenge: Create a piece of art (in any form – visual art, writing, dance, theatre, etc.) inspired by each member of the Group of Seven.

Original Members:

Franklin Carmichael

Lawren Harris

A. Y. Jackson

Frank Johnston

Arthur Lismer

J. E. H. MacDonald

Frederick Varley


Red Maple, 1914, by A.Y. Jackson

Later Members:

A. J. Casson

Edwin Holgate

LeMoine FitzGerald

Associated with the Group:

Tom Thomson

Emily Carr

Emily Carr, Autumn in France, 1911 - National Gallery of Canada

Emily Carr, Autumn in France, 1911. National Gallery of Canada

Please leave links to your Creative Challenge results in the comments below!