Friday, November 2, 2012

3rd Grade Pop Art Pumpkins

3rd Graders studied pop art looking at images from Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein as well as other pop artists.  Our main focus was on the contemporary pop artist Romero Britto.

Students discussed Pop Art and what that might mean.
Pop Art: Art based on modern popular culture and the mass media.  Pop Art is the movement in art when artists began to create art with subjects of things that are "popular" or iconic. 

We looked closely at Romero Britto's images.  Students identified what the popular image was and to take notice in how Britto divides his pieces up using black lines and placing different patterns in each section.  

We also discussed monochromatic colors.
Monochromatic Color: Containing or using only one color.

Students were instructed to make a Britto inspired pumpkin.  Using orange monochromatic colors students painted their pumpkins, they were allowed to use black for an accent color.  After the students were finished painted they outlined the black lines and patterns with black glue.

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