I love the colors Ted Harrison uses in his paintings and thought he could inspire my kids to create a painting including an Inukshuk. The Inukshuk was to be the focal point of the piece. The younger students drew black lines with black oil pastel, then painted in the sections with different colors of acrylic paint. The Inukshuks were from cut from black paper, and glued onto the background.
The older students drew the backgrounds in pencil where they would paint up to, but not past, the pencil line, creating white “rivers” in the background. Once dry, Inukshuks were painted on top. This gave me an opportunity to show how to shade the stones to give them more shape.