Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Exploring Lines: Ted Harrison

For our study of Ted Harrison, we decided on chalk pastels (which I am convinced, is just coloured chalk sold for a little more money;)
We read The Cremation of Sam McGee, by Robert Service http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174348
which is accompanied by the artwork of Harrison https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Harrison.

We looked at lines in nature (this snowdrift on the windowsill) and lines in Harrison's work, which led to using the new terms, horizontal and vertical.


Then we set to work creating our own line work. Chalk pastels blend and smudge really easily, making them a nice medium for large area's. They also happened to match Harrison's choice of colours!

O wanted to create a "Watermelon Pattern"; "outside (green), inside (pink) and seeds (black)"

Exploring Lines. Lovely math and art project combined, with the use of rocks and a bit of paint http://www.youclevermonkey.com/2014/10/exploring-lines.html

Ted Harrison Art. Two links. Lovely art!

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