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.


  1. I love these pop art pieces, they're great. You have some really great lessons on your blog, I like how everything is so colorful and fun. If you have time check out my blog, its also elementary art!

    Take care :)

  2. Thanks! I love how colorful they turned out too. I can't take credit for this idea because I saw it on Pinterest, which is my new obsession! Check it out if you haven't yet there are SO many great ideas there :)

  3. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas. You have a fresh outlook on some classic Art projects and I look forward to following your blog. If you can add an "e" to the your header (one of your words is missing an "e") it would be great too. Good luck in the classroom. Liz in Sheffield, England

  4. I love the way these came out...very nice.

  5. Stumbled onto your site from Pinterest (also my new obsession.) Your students are doing terrific work, congratulations on being a great teacher! I'm new to the job and love seeing all their great work!