Monthly Archives: June 2013

Pop Art Rocks

My Finished Example to show students.
My Finished Example to show students.
Trumbull High School
Trumbull High School
Trumbull High School
Trumbull High School
Trumbull High School
Trumbull High School
Trumbull High School
Trumbull High School
Roy Lichtenstein Example
Roy Lichtenstein Example
Roy Lichtenstein Example
Roy Lichtenstein Example
Roy Lichtenstein Example
Roy Lichtenstein Example

Here is a cool High School Lesson where I introduced Pop Art and the work of Roy Lichtenstein to my students.  I showed them some examples and discussed the meticulous use of benday dots.   The students first searched for a magazine image of their choice.  They then traced the image using contour lines only.  They then transferred the image on white paper using charcoal transfer paper.  Next students outlined their image using a black sharpie.  Students then began to paint their design using primary colors only.  I had my students use Q-tips for their benday dots, some chose to use a ruler aswell to line them up properly.  Remind your students to practice their dots on a seperate paper prior to beginning.  Once students are done with their dots they will use black acrylic to paint everything they outlined in sharpie.  I had my students add a caption to give their design a more comic book effect, however it is not necessary.  Have fun🎨

 

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Warm & Cool Kandinsky

My students learned about warm and cool colors by looking at the art work of Kandinsky.   I first had them divide their paper into six squares.  I had them paint warm colors first, then we painted our squares in cool colors.  I then went over patterns with them and had them make a warm, cool, pattern with their circles.  We used colored construction paper for the circles.  You might want to remind your students to start with the largest circle and make sure they look at the color of their square to create the pattern. So if their square is yellow, which is warm, their 1st circle should be a cool color, and so on.  It gets a little technical however this core relates to math, students should know how to create AB patterns.  Remember be Art Smart and have fun. Enjoy😀🎨

3rd Grade
3rd Grade
3rd Grade
3rd Grade
3rd Grade
3rd Grade
3rd Grade
3rd Grade
3rd Grade
3rd Grade
Kindergarten & 3rd Grade Bulletin Board "Kandinsky"
Kindergarten & 3rd Grade Bulletin Board “Kandinsky”

Kandinsky Trees Gr. Kindergarten

Kindergarten
Kindergarten

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Kandinsky Trees
Kindergarten Lesson

This was a fun lesson that my Kindergartners enjoyed. They started out tracing their hand on brown paper. Then cutting it out and gluing it on to the yellow construction paper.  We then went over small, medium, and large for the circles.  Getting them to differentiate the sizes was challenging however you can modify your lesson by having them either draw small, medium, and large circles on different color paper, or you can have them start out drawing the small circle cutting it out and gluing it onto a different color construction paper.  Then have them draw a “Bigger” circle around it, cutting it out and gluing it on to a different color paper.  Then draw a “Bigger” circle around that one.  They will end up with a three circle pattern that they can now glue onto their branch.  Remember be Art Smart and have fun.