Friday, December 16, 2011
4th Grade Pop Art
The 4th Grade students learned about Pop Art, which is short for Popular Art. Pop art started in the 1950’s as a reaction to Abstract Art. Pop artists did not care for abstract art; they wanted to produce art that actually looked like something. So Pop Artists starting producing art that contained consumer products, comics, mass media and advertising. We looked at various examples of pop art and focused on the work of Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol liked to take one image or screen print and repeat it multiple times using various colors. We took his idea students used lines and shapes to create numerous patterns in their art. They were able to draw a hot coco cup six times in their art to create unity. Students were able to create contrast with using black and white against their colorful background.