Ted Harrison Paintings

Are you familiar with Ted Harrison's art?



This very talented gentleman was born in England. He moved to Yukon, Canada and lived there from 1967 until 1993, at which time he relocated to our beautiful city of Victoria, B.C. He is an artist, retired teacher (he taught for 30 years!), illustrator and author. He was even made a Member of the Order of Canada AND the Order of British Columbia, for his outstanding contributions to Canadian culture.




He's one of my favourite artists and we have several prints of his in our house.

On Friday, my TOC (Teacher On Call, aka substitute teacher) had my class do some paintings in a Ted Harrison style.  They are absolutely stunning!! I'm so happy with them. Have a look:











Aren't they gorgeous?  I asked the kids about them, and they said that first they looked at Ted Harrison's art, then they used pencil to draw their buildings and backgrounds before painting them with tempera paints. Apparently "that other girl" (that's what they called the TOC -- too funny) took them home and drew on the horizontal black felt lines (it looks like the kids did their own windows and doors).

Thanks, Bev!! I LOVE them.

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    1. Me too! I just think they're amazing.

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  2. WOW!!! They are AMAZING!!! Such talented little ones you have!

    Jen
    Runde's Room

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  3. That is really incredible work! Hooray for "the other girl" who orchestrated it! She's a keeper!

    Dee
    First Impressions

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    1. The "other girl" is my now-retired "best grade 1 teaching buddy"!

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  4. Those are fantastic!! I did some with my fourth graders last year, but they aren't as colourful as those! You have some talented firsties there ;)

    Amanda
    First Grade Garden

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  5. WOW! Your students are really talented! Their pictures are awesome!
    -Megan

    First Grade Magic

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  6. Hi Barbara,

    I just passed the Favorite Follower Award on back to you! Yes, you are a favorite follower of mine. Thanks for your cheery comments and support.

    Dee
    First Impressions

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  7. Great post I NEED to do this - I am your newest follower and i've tagged you in a game. Come on over to check it out! YOUR IT!

    Kaleigh's Klassroom

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  8. wow- what a great TOC! The last one I had was an old guy who did absolutely nothing with the kids- did not even do anything on my dayplan.
    Anyway! the paintings are beautiful!

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    1. I know! Bev's AMAZING!!! She used to teach Grade 1 and I'm the only person she subs for. How incredibly lucky am I??

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  9. oh wow! those are so cool! I just found you and am now following!


    Rachel
    Ms. Rachel’s Room

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  10. Just stumbled onto your blog...Very cute. I love the artwork you posted! I am now following your blog! Hopefully you'll stop by mine as well (-:
    I am new to blogging and I have become completely bonkers over it. I love how this social networking connects me with great people from all over the world!



    Michelle
    The 3AM Teacher
    http://the3amteacher.blogspot.com/

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  11. So pretty! What great work!
    Lory
    funforfirst.blogspot.com

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  12. 1. these are stunning. completely. 2. do you live in BC? I live near Chicago, but I am obsessed with BC (yes, I ski but it is also the people the food, and so on)- Lisa
    a teachers bag of tricks

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  13. I hope you don't mind. I posted a link to this post on my blog for art sub lessons. Was your sub a trained art teacher? These are amazing! jan

    http://artsublessons.blogspot.com/2014/01/ted-harrison-paintings.html

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    1. I don't mind at all:) No, we all do our own art lessons. I teach in BC, Canada and I've never had an art specialist.

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