Lichtenstein8It’s Pop Art time in 2nd Grade!

Second graders have been very very busy learning about Pop Artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg – and trying their hands at creating art just like they did.  After a series of Warhol style self portraits, the 2nd graders made these fantastic Lichtenstein style acrylic paintings.

Each student got to pick an “explosion” word and, after looking at the comic strip style paintings of Roy Lichtenstein and the elements of block lettering, drew it onto a canvas. We discussed the use of Ben-Day dots and a primary color palette and how to best use those in their own work. In each class we looked at many different types of explosion design elements and each student designed their own explosion. Finally, students added acrylic paint and sharpie to their artwork.

Here are some of the results.
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