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Postcard or Valentine Paintings with Christine Prescott

Drawing, Painting

Students will learn about realistic and representative styles of painting and drawing, and learn techniques to achieve these through colour theory, mixing, drawing and brush work techniques. Postcard subject matter could vary depending on ties with social science/science/English units, and could include Yukon flora or landscapes. Students will later have an opportunity to write a message on the back of their work to use it as a postcard, card, valentine, etc.

Grade Suitability2-6
Maximum Class Size26
Time Required2-3 hours + 30 mins prep
Material RequiredAcrylic paints, painting paper, palette paper, small brushes to be provided by and reimbursed to the artist at minimal cost. School to provide water and containers, paper towel, newspaper to cover tables, scissors, glue sticks, pencils, pencil crayons and erasers.
Language of InstructionEnglish, French
CommunitiesWhitehorse, Teslin, Haines Junction, Carcross
Special NotesA longer version of this program is also available

Christine Prescott

Christine Prescott is a landscape painter who depicts our natural and urban surroundings with bold colours and shapes. She holds a degree in marketing and art history from the University of Saskatchewan. Her work has appeared in galleries across Saskatchewan and Alberta, on murals in the city of Saskatoon, and is held in private collections in Canada and internationally. Christine loves to share her passion of art-making and has taught drawing and painting community classes for Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s Walter Philips Gallery, and colour theory and painting classes at Banff Elementary School.

Contact the artist

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