The students learn about famous Pop artist Andy Warhol by watching the Getting to Know the Worlds Greatest Artist series featuring Andy Warhol. I love this series because it is perfectly geared towards elementary students and teaches students about different artists. I also presented this to to other art teachers at Region 10 Fine Arts 2012 and again will present at TAEA San Antonio 2013.
Materials needed: Getting to Know the Worlds Greatest Artist Andy Warhol, Campbell’s Can Soup, Mirror, Vis-a-vis marker, Water Spray Bottle, 9X12 White paper, Black crayon, Tempera cakes paint, Paint brush, and Water basin.
In this lesson the students learning objective were: Learning about Pop Art and Andy Warhol, Drawing from perspective, Drawing a still life, Printmaking techniques, and Painting techniques.
The students drew their still life from their perspective on the mirror using a vis-a-vis marker. Then using the spray bottle they applied a mist to dampen the paper. Turned the mirror over and firmly pressed to transfer the image.
Each time the students want to make a print, they spray and print. When finished the students put their masterpieces in the drying rack. The next art rotation they used a black crayon to go over some of the lines to darken it and create a wax resist. I teach correct paint brush techniques and the students use pop colors to paint their pop paintings.