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Animal Art Cards - Pen & Watercolor with Barb Hinton

Barbara Hinton • Painting - Mixed Media

Students will create a series of art cards with cartoon inspired (playful) and realistic animal drawings. They will learn basic watercolor techniques to paint the animals, adding texture and fur. We will start with warm-up playful cartoon-style exercises to learn how to identify and draw dominant shapes, and also get used to the nature of the watercolor paint. Then we will move into looking at different animal heads & bodies (cats, dogs/bears, seals, etc.) and create cards based on animal facial proportions. (This knowledge can later be applied to the human body if desired, and utilized for science and social studies such as Beringia history). Art Cards are excellent as seasonal take-home projects for winter holidays, earth day, mother’s/father’s day, Valentine’s Day, thanksgiving, etc. The cards can be produced on a larger scale, however that would require more time and resources (primarily paper).

Grade SuitabilityK-12
Maximum Class Size15-20
Time Required2 hours
Material RequiredTBD (by artist at a minimal cost, or school provide)Artist provides: brushes, paints, paper and construction paper at $4/student.School provides: painting shirts, water.
Language of InstructionEnglish
CommunitiesWhitehorse – will go to the communities for longer projects.

Barbara Hinton

Barb Hinton is a visual artist, teacher, community arts programmer and advocate. Based out of Whitehorse, she originally hails from the Qu'appelle Valley just outside Regina, SK, and previously lived and worked in Vancouver and a slew of cities and small towns in Brazil, Uganda, and the U.S. She is inspired by the magic of the north, and the abundant connection to nature has directly influenced her work which is largely informed by a sense of place and the complex relationship of humans and their environment. Currently she is making art, teaching in the schools, and coordinating arts programs at the new Heart of Riverdale Community Centre in Whitehorse. She is working with the youth focused Whitehorse Independent Theatre, and developing art exhibits with the Southern Lakes Artist Collective, and the Mobius Collective which combines art and science. She has exhibited paintings and assemblages in the U.S. and Canada, is a painting instructor with Emily Carr University Continuing Studies, and has been a regular guest art teacher at the Cedar Walk Aboriginal School in Vancouver and the Wood Street School Experiential Science program in Whitehorse. She has a BFA, BED/Teaching Certificate, Masters in Community Development, and completed 8 courses at Emily Carr University.

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