do it. create. walk and see. cut and paste. scratch and sniff.
do whatever you have to do to feed your soul.
this is my commitment.

Monday, September 14, 2015

andy warhol and pop art

Our warm up activity included designing the shape of our own ice cream cones.  The students cut them out, used oil pastels to create their details and completed their pieces using watercolors, experiencing a wax resist.   We discussed Andy Warhol's Cambell's soup cans, what variables remained consistent and what variables changed. The children had similar insights about their ice cream cones: the shape and surface (the paper) remained the same.  The design of each and color (or flavor) changed.

I introduced Andy Warhol's piece titled, Flowers (on exhibit at the MIA).  The children created their own flower stencils.  After rolling paint over their stencils, they lifted their stencils off to reveal the negative space.  Students used a color of their choice for the background and painted their flowers.

One of the students spontaneously started to draw dinosaurs in between lessons yesterday.  When it was complete, she gave it to me.  I asked her if she would be willing to turn it into a sign for an upcoming class at the end of the month.  Read more about Dinosaur Art here.

If you would like to register your child for the MIA field trip we will be taking NEXT Sunday (this class is 4 hours and begins at 1:30) to view the exhibit by Spanish chef, Ferran Adria, 
please let me know by Wednesday, September 16!

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