Charlie Harper Inspired Birch Trees

Florida winter seems to have come…and gone, but in the art room first graders are hard at work creating winter scenes inspired by artist, Charlie Harper. Harper is an American Modernist, known for his illustrations of wildlife.

Thanks to a kind donation of hotel keys from the Hilton, we were able to spread black paint across paper to create life-like birch trees. Using different materials in the art making process teaches that art can be made from anything, and gives students the creative freedom to explore and experiment.

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This project allowed students to explore a variety of painting techniques while also learning about lines, shapes and color!

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