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Lesson Plans

Lichtenstein lesson

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Betty Bowen (
Fri, 10 Sep 1999 09:29:49 -0500

After looking at his work and discussing the context of Pop Art, consider
his work's relationship to comic strip art and look at some cartooning, new
and old. Then from a stash of comic strips - cut up comic books would be
great, have them choose a favorite, Crop one "block" to make an interesting
image and copy it same size - just in black and white - as a positive -
negative space assignment - then re-draw it - enlarge it nice and
ig -( perhaps learning to enlarge by a scale grid?) in black marker - then
fill it in with primary colors in line and patterns (since they already know
primary colors and repeat patterns, right?) a la Lichtenstein, remaining
aware of the positive and negative space. It would be important that they'd
be changing the intent of the image to fit their own meaning - re-write the
words in the bubble - Could be pretty funny. And a good lesson in graphic
design, and might make a great looking display - show the original comic
strip cropped square, the little negative space study, and the big one.
Be sure to use a black marker that the other markers don't cause to smear.
But don't forget the artists who produce the strips and comic books - they
have names too.