Winter Landscape Painting For Kids: Inspired by Ted Harrison


This simple, fun winter landscape painting for kids art project is inspired by Canadian artist, Ted Harrison.

Ted Harrison was born in the village of Wingate In County Durham, England 1926.  Ted was an artist from the young age of 4 and was encouraged and supported by his parents.  As an adult, Ted also attended Art College in England.

Monday December 7, 2009 Page Ted Harrison images. Visual Arts column photos

Ted Harrison, Our Cabin

Ted and his wife traveled the world and lived in several different countries before settling in the small Canadian town of Carcross in the Yukon.

Inspired by the breathtaking landscapes around him, Ted painted the land and the people of the Yukon.

In addition to being a painter, Ted Harrison also wrote and illustrated several children’s books.

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The inspiration piece for today’s project is Snow.


Ted Harrison, Snow

Art supplies needed for this winter landscape painting for kids:

  • Black Paper
  • Tempera Paint
  • White Glue
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paint Palette


For the first step, use the white glue to create your winter landscape drawing.

Use the inspiration piece as a guide, but feel free to add other things if you’d like, such as some winter pine trees with snow.


Allow the glue to dry overnight or until all the glue dries.  The white glue will appear clear once it’s completely dry.

Now it’s time to paint our winter landscape.

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Using the tempera paint, paint the colors of your choice inside each area of the drawing.  Use the glue lines as your borders.

Feel free to paint over some of the glue lines if you’d like to change your shapes.

If the tempera paint doesn’t cover completely with the first layer of paint just allow it to dry and add another layer.


Tempera paint dries quickly and has a very matte finish.  I think it adds a nice touch to the landscape painting.

Once each area is painted, set your painting aside and allow it to dry thoroughly.


Here’s our winter landscape painting alongside our Ted Harrison inspiration piece.


This art project is a creative way to enjoy a snowy winter landscape from the comfort and warmth of indoors this holiday season.

Have fun and be creative!

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Crystal has worked in the arts and taught drawing and painting for over 25 years in Los Angeles. She loves creating art, gardening, planning fun art projects, and enjoying creative adventures with her family. Find out more at

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