We are now in week 24 in the Art and Humanities program. While the students are learning about the spring equinox and continuing the study of Ohio, we learned about the Ohio illustrator Charley Harper. We looked at several examples of his work and notices how he simplified animal and plants to shapes and forms. We studied the illustration of the Ohio state bird, the cardinal, and named the shapes Charley Harper used to create his artwork. The students drew the shapes on different colors of construction paper and cut the shapes out. The pieces were glued on a sheet of watercolor paper and details were drawn on with a marker. On Thursday the students used watercolor paint to complete their work. If you are interested in learning more about Charley Harper, visit his website at https://charleyharperartstudio.com/.
|I can feel the joy of this artist in this piece of art he created.|