Inside: First graders paint like Ted Harrison.
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?
1.View and discuss Ted Harrison’s art.
2. Talk about the bright colours, the sky, the mountains, the buildings, and the wavy lines.
3. Model how to draw a collection of buildings on the board.
4. Give the kids 11×14 white paper and have them begin by drawing their own buildings.
5. Use pencil to draw the background lines and possibly sun.
6. Use tempera paints.
7. When dry, dip your finger in white paint add the snowflakes.
8. When that’s dry, outline all the shapes with a black Sharpie.
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