Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Ted Dutch inspired Space People M11

 Gretchen's lesson
6 and 7 year olds

Practices of space people in the style of Ted Dutch

Another variation on the space theme.
Today we looked at the life and works of Ted Dutch, a NZ artist. His work lends itself easily to making space people creations.

Ted Dutch was born in London in 1928. At six years of age he made the decision to become an artist. At twelve he was making drawings and paintings of bombed buildings and crashed aircraft in the London blitz.

He attended St Martins School of Art, London and then worked as a graphic artist and film animator in London.

Ted came to New Zealand in 1951, where he worked as a graphic artist in the screen printing industry in Auckland. Ted produced prints, paintings and ceramic sculpture which he exhibited here and overseas.

He is represented in gallery and private collections in New Zealand, USA, Canada, Israel, Japan, Australia, Croatia, France and Italy.

Indian ink and kebab sticks.

Crayon backgrounds of circuits, covered in dye.

 After the children had looked at a few of Ted Dutch's pieces, they identifies the one thing that they all appeared to have...the two dots and a line, making up the faces.

I asked the children to include that feature in their space people.


  1. I just love these! They are so whimsical and full of personality. And I really like the line quality that is created from ink and kebab sticks - much more interesting than permanent marker.

    1. Thanks Mary. My feelings exactly. I love the variation of line.



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