Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Completed Tingatinga paintings





I wrote about the Tingatinga painters from Uganda who visited our campus here.  The kids are just starting to finish up their work, their first on canvas.  I'm working with the classroom teachers on this part-- the children are writing a fable using the animals in their paintings as characters.  Everyone is very proud of their work!

Here are some real Tingatingas:


6 comments:

  1. 2nd grade? Wow, they are great. The Tingatinga painters must have made a huge impression on the kids to get these results!

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  2. These are really beautiful! Do you have some web references?

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  3. Fantastic! Love the colors and graphic quality of these.

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    1. Thanks so much guys-- i have to say, using paint markers instead of brushes for the outlines/details really made a big difference for the last bit. :)

      @Mr. E: unfortunately not too much out there yet, but as the Tingatinga Tales cartoon grows in popularity (it's now on Disney and BBC) I would imagine things will start happening.

      http://www.insideafricanart.com/artists%20main%20pages/tingatinga-main.htm

      http://www.tingatinga.info/

      http://www.tingatingatales.com/

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  4. Really colorful! Did you see the free online Tinga Tinga Tales books at wegivebooks.org? I had never heard of Tinga Tinga until I read your post.

    http://www.wegivebooks.org/books/why-elephant-has-a-trunk?auto_launch=1

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    1. oooh thanks for the tip! that site will be very helpful when the kids start to write their fables. :)

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