Thursday, March 15, 2012

Pop Art Portraits-Grade 3

Third graders at Wood End studied artist Andy Warhol and Pop Art. We looked at Warhol's Marilyn screenprints and discussed Pop Art.  Pop art can be any every day item that is drawn in a brash and colorful way. Pop Art is short for Popular Art. It is inspired by comic strips, advertising, and popular entertainment.

We took the pop art idea and made pop art self portraits.  First, during another project, I took a photograph of every student in 3rd grade and printed them.  We then ued vellum paper and traced our photos 3 times in black thin sharpie.  They looked like this:

By Rocco

After our drawings were done, we created a thumbnail sketch to plan out our colors.  A thumbnail sketch is a small sketch that helps an artist plan out their final work.

Thumbnail sketch example
 After our plans were all set, we began to color in our work with waterbased marker on the vellum:

3rd grader coloring in her work

By Claire


By Kyle S.

To Finish up the project, we put together our work on Thick white paper.  I mounted the white paper on blue, and then eventually it will go on black. 

By Lydia

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