Pop Art: Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein
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Lately we have been working on a Pop Art Unit featuring artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Below are three pieces created "blind" and individually by students in my class. Students are given a very small rectangular paper "tile" which is a small part of a large original image. They then fold their small tile into four quadrants. Then, taking a letter sized blank piece of white paper, and using oil pastels, they recreate exactly what they see. Students have no idea what they are creating or which other students are working on the pieces next to theirs. They get to choose the best colour match. Only after it is assembled do they get to see what it is they were copying...and how well they emulated their "tile".
Vincent Van Gogh
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We also just completed a unit on Vincent Van Gogh. Students were allowed to choose an original image to copy, and using Oil Pastels and techniques of blending, softening (with a kleenex) and shading, they created some wonderful images.
Clay With Lee Stead: Funky Faces
Click to enlarge: During the last week of School Lee Stead came into our class and helped the students create some "funky faces". We then fired, glazed and re-fired them and they were ready for the last day of classes. There were some very imaginative creations: these four were among them. Thanks to Kelsey, Amelia, Hannah and Cassidy!