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African Art KS1 - Meet Edward Tingatinga

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This resource introduces children to the colourful work of African artist Edward Tingatinga. This Tanzanian artist was completely self taught and created paintings inspired by the images found on mud huts. His work is bright and colourful and many say it has a simple childlike quality to it.

This resource will introduce children to the artist and what is now known as Tingatinga art. They will then go on to practice some of his techniques before creating their own piece of Tingatinga style artwork.

This resource includes:

  • Introduction to Tingatinga art presentation
  • Introduction to Edward Tingatinga presentation
  • Art practice instruction presentation
  • Art activity instruction presentation
  • Templates
  • Lesson plan
This resource has been successfully used with children in years 1, 2 and 3. It could also be used with younger and older age groups depending on ability.

Minimal supplies are needed for the activities- paper, pencils, erasers and something to colour with - paint could also be used if you are feeling brave!
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (2MB)
  • PDF (3MB)
  • PDF (34KB)
  • PDF (4MB)
  • PDF (2MB)
  • PDF (275KB)