Landscape Art Inspired by Ted Harrison

25 May 2011

We've been studying the Canadian artist, Ted Harrison, in class. Over the past few days, my students have been creating their own landscape masterpieces, in the style of Ted Harrison. First, the students divided their page into large areas, using mostly horizontal lines. The lines should be soft and fluid. The students then filled in these areas with pastels - use a different colour for each area. Remind students that colours should be vivid and bold. Then, students outlined each area with black puffy paint. (I highly recommend this step - it really made the colours "pop"). Lastly, we mounted the pictures on larger black construction paper and folded the corners of the paper to really give it a framed appearance. The students are so proud of these art projects - they are truly museum quality (at least we think so).


  1. I love this! I am really hoping to teach my own art next year (I lost it this year during re-org and gained French instead...) and this looks like a great project.

  2. Monica (in Fort Frances, ON)July 13, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    These are gorgeous. I am teaching my own art again this year and will give this a try.

  3. Thanks! I was really impressed with how they turned out, too.