I first came across these brightly colored handprints on Instagram. @summitartists posted her results and they were just so eye-catching, I had to try them!
My first graders loved the little video I found on YouTube about Andy Warhol and Pop Art. Click here to see!
We also used the neon tempera paints and I turned on our black lights while they painted the back ground. They were completely amazed.
The day we added the black handprints, I had a hand painting and printing table set up for four people. They took turns at that table and when they finished, they had some Lego centers, plus plus blocks centers, and a pop art color sheet option. Everyone remained engaged and worked cooperatively. I was super impressed to say the least.
Raise your hand if you love cupcakes! ✋🏼 That’d be me! I love some cupcakes and so do the kids. They will love drawing these awesome Wayne Thiebaud inspired pieces. I’ve made these with my second graders before but I enjoyed putting a fun new spin on it with the painted paper background and the black construction paper shadows.
Step by step instructions coming soon. In the mean time, this is the awesome video I shared with my students prior to the making of the background. Thanks, Deep Space Sparkle!
I found this awesome lesson for my 2nd graders over at Mrs. Knight’s Smartist Artists. We reviewed pop art and Wayne Thiebaud with this and then reviewed the color wheel and color mixing. We also watched Scratch Garden’s video The Color Song.
We had our discussion and painted the paper in the first class with the primary colors for the Popsicles.
Then the second class was spent creating the background with secondary colors and then making the Popsicles. We were just barely able to get all those steps in on the second day.
This is just a quick little Valentine project that also teaches a bit about Andy Warhol. I did this with first grade but I think it works well with any k-2 class. They really enjoyed his colorful artwork and had a great conversation about that soup picture. 😉
I usually do a lesson on Wayne Thiebaud and his great diner and bakery-inspired art. I love the clean look and the bright colors of his paintings. This year, I found a different take on the lesson over at Artolazzi and we are going to give it a whirl. I can’t wait to turn my bulletin boards into a cupcake display! I did do the cupcakes with one of my second grades but then decided to do a different Thiebaud project with each class.
Here’s what we’ve been working on!
Fourth graders were learning about onomatopoeias in their ELA class so it was the perfect opportunity for me to integrate and teach them about Roy Lichtenstein and Pop art. We sketched out a plan after viewing and discussing Lichtenstein and his work. For the final painting, we worked on newspaper and painted with primary colors and black and white.
We are doing a similar project for their Art to Remember piece but we are using their names instead of an onomatopoeia.
I am pretty excited about doing this lesson with the kids because they have already seen my example and were excited about it. When they are excited, I am excited! : )
I made the printing blocks ahead of time and they will just be getting to print with them. With limited supply, budget, and time, I decided it would be best to go ahead and do this step myself. We will be discussing the Pop Art movement and focusing on Jim Dine and Andy Warhol in particular. This is my example but I will be sure and add pictures of their finished products when complete!
I am a lover of all things sweet, so one of my favorite artists is Wayne Thiebaud (pronounced “Tee-bo”) and his super sweet artwork. I came across this blog post about his artwork coming to life
and was further inspired by Kathy Barbro’s post about her students creating Thiebaud artwork.
My student’s enjoyed seeing his artwork and loved creating their own as well!