Monday, April 25, 2016

Andy Warhol Self-Portraits

Kids in 4th grade created these awesome Pop Art self-portraits! We learned about Andy Warhol for this project. Warhol enjoyed repetition and color! He often drew the same every day (POPular) objects, people and animals over and over again and colored them differently each time. 

You might recognize this famous Warhol artwork!

Here are some great books that we looked at!

First, students outlined their facial features on an 8.5 x 11 photograph. Then they colored the back of the photo with pencil.  The pencil on the back of the paper worked like carbon paper and helped the kids transfer their outlines onto large paper. We taped the photo to each corner of the large paper and traced the photo outlines in each corner. The kids were very impressed with this reprinting trick!

We also talked about complementary colors (opposites) and how they make each other POP when placed side by side!

Learning Goals: I can...
- Tell about Andy Warhol and Pop Art
- Simplify a photograph by outlining facial features
- Create a graphite transfer
- Create a self-portrait in the style of Andy Warhol
- Use complementary colors to make the artwork pop
- Explain what complementary colors are and how they can be used

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