Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.

Lesson Plans

Re: pop art

[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]
Stephanie Ignazio (smi)
Sat, 6 Feb 1999 21:40:11 -0500

Oh, Dali we looked at his work and created brainstormed lists of verbs,
places, adjectives and nouns. Then they used words from the lists to create
an imaginary bizarre story. From there they did a large drawing usind 18 by
24 paper, then painted. They really liked him as well..I think it was the
fact that he "heard" messages through his mustache! I try to tell the kids
"gossip" about the artists. they love that. Hope that helps!
-----Original Message-----
From: L. Conrad <martay>
To: Stephanie Ignazio <smi>
Date: Saturday, February 06, 1999 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: pop art

> I can't visualize this pop lesson but I'm so interested. Can you scan a
>picture? Also, I'm interested in what you did with Dali. Thanks for the
>info. Lori
>> From: Stephanie Ignazio <smi>
>> To: artsed <>
>> Subject: Re: pop art
>> Date: Friday, February 05, 1999 10:41 PM
>> Hi, I just did a project with my 6th graders on Andy Warhol. We discussed
>> his background, looked at his work, etc. Then I explained his philosophy
>> what Pop Art stood for. We then took an icon from our day..the world of
>> Disney aand created large 18 by 18 inch paintings of those characters.
>> we made a border around the edge. To start drawing we isolated the
>> characters (wrapping paper images glued to same color cardboard) with a
>> cardboard L shape that covered everything else. It is somewhat similar to
>> grid but more basic. They looked at the negative space, the lines, the
>> shapes, etc. When that was all done, we talked more about Warhol's use of
>> arbitrary color and they picked at least three---or more colors to paint
>> with. They came out FANTASTIC. The kids were really proud and they are
>> hanging up Warhol-style all grouped together like one big Marilyn Monroe
>> display. The only problem you may have is finding the images to use. I
>> about two hours total making these squares for them..but you could always
>> use another image, like Endangered animals and just uyse the arbitrary
>> color along with the drawing lesson. Another ideas which I didn't do
>> actually this year because we are starting Egypt would to have the kids
>> an everyday commercial product and make it a piece of the
>> boxes. The kids really loved Warhol, they thought he was wacked just like
>> Dali, who we had done before. Good Luck, stephanie