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A Differentiated Art Lesson Plan Based on the Work of Andy Warhol

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A Differentiated Art Lesson Plan Based on the Work of Andy Warhol

Sample Art Project

Stephanie Geider

Summary: During a Unit on the Elements and Principals of Design, (this element pattern and design) students will learn about the work of Andy Warhol.

The Big Idea:Throughout history, artists have used pattern and color to convey a message in their art work.

Specific Objectives

  1. Students will learn about the life and art work of Andy Warhol.
  2. Students will be introduced to the term "Pop Art."
  3. Students will create their own image based on the idea of "Pop Art."

Materials

  • Video "Dropping in on Andy Warhol."
  • Uncle Andy's Cats by James Warhola
  • 18" X 24" white paper.
  • 9" X 12" black paper.Many colors and shades of 6" X 8" construction paper.
  • Apple stencils or templates.
  • Pencils
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Brown paper (stem)
  • Green paper (leaves)

Implementation

  • Step 1: Students will be introduced to the work of Andy Warhol. Teacher will provide multiple visual aids to assist in the introduction of this artist. (see Resources.)
  • Step 2:Students will view the DVD "Dropping in on Andy Warhol." After watching the video, the students will hold a "review" discussion prompted by the following questions:
    1. Who was Andy Warhol? (Artist who lived in mid 1900's, printmaker, etc.)
    2. What was Andy Warhol's birth name? (Andy Warhola.)
    3. What type of art did he create? (Pop Art.)
    4. What is some of the subject matter Warhol used in his art? (Celebrities, animals, nature, etc.)
  • Step 3: Students will create a Pop Art-like image using stencils (templates,) cut paper and glue.
  • Step 4:(Conclusion) Teacher will review activity and artist. The teacher will also read Uncle Andy's Cats by James Warhola.

Additional Resources

  1. About.com
  2. Education
  3. Special Education
  4. Instructional Strategies
  5. Lesson Plans
  6. A Differentiated Art Lesson Plan for Special Education -- Pop Art Lesson Plan

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