This polar bear landscape art project is colorful and stunning when finished. Tie this in with an artist study of Ted Harrison and you’ll have a wonderful Arctic unit for your classroom.
- Polar Bear Template
- Black Pen
- Oil pastels
A Brush Full of Color: The World of Ted Harrison
Ted Harrison’s brightly coloured and wildly imaginative paintings set in the Yukon have become synonymous with the North. His instantly-recognizable images of the land of the midnight sun hang in galleries and private collections around the world. But how did a boy who grew up in a drab mining town in northeast England become one of Canada’s most beloved and decorated artists? A Brush Full of Colour is the story of a boy whose passion for learning would save him from a life in the coalmines.
Print and cut out your polar bear and cub template. You can print on white or black paper for different effects.
Choose one color from you oil pastels and draw a wavy shape across the top corner
Add a second wavy shape next to your first shape. Follow the same curve without touching the first color. You want to leave blank space in between the two colors.
Add in more shapes of different colors. Try to keep the amount of blank space consistant in width through out your paper.
We're going for an abstract landscape so long wavy shapes at the top look like patterns in the clouds. Add a few mountain type shapes, maybe even some waves or watery shapes near the middle and bottom.
Fill you page completly with color. Go back and look closely at all your blank spaces....do you want them closer? Are they all the same width?
Choose a place for your polar bear template and glue it down to your project.
All Done! This project is a keeper, be sure to hang it up or share it with a friend!
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