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.
- Students will learn about the life and art work of Andy Warhol.
- Students will be introduced to the term "Pop Art."
- Students will create their own image based on the idea of "Pop Art."
- 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.
- Brown paper (stem)
- Green paper (leaves)
- 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:
- Who was Andy Warhol? (Artist who lived in mid 1900's, printmaker, etc.)
- What was Andy Warhol's birth name? (Andy Warhola.)
- What type of art did he create? (Pop Art.)
- 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.