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Pop Art Animals

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will use animals in the natural world as inspiration for a watercolor painting of an animal. Inspired by the pop art movement, they will apply bold and bright colors to the animals and background.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will demonstrate the acquisition of skills and knowledge in watercolor.

Students will perceive and analyze the pop art movement, animals and Andy Warhol’s endangered animal series.

Students will show appreciation for the natural world by creating a watercolor painting of an animal.

Students will use lines, colors, and patterns inspired by the pop art movement.

Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate a discussion around the pop art movement, animals and Andy Warhol’s endangered animal series.
  • Demonstrate how to draw an animal from a photo.
  • Demonstrate how to paint pop art inspired patterns on the animal and in the background.

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National Standards


Create

Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

VA:Cr2.1.IIa

Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images,materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.

VA:Cr2.2.IIIa

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

4 hours and 15 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Pencils
  • Watercolor paint
  • 4 ½" x 6” Watercolor paper
  • 9" x 12” Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor paintbrushes
  • Images of animals
  • Images of Andy Warhol’s endangered animal series

National Standards


Create

Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

VA:Cr2.1.IIa

Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images,materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.

VA:Cr2.2.IIIa

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Steps

Perceive and Analyze Artist Work and Paint Patterns

Perceive and analyze the pop art movement, animals and Andy Warhol’s endangered animal series. Determine how the final art project will show appreciation for the natural world. Experiment and practice painting different pop art patterns on 4 ½" x 6” watercolor paper.

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Instructional Materials

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5 Ws of Pop Art

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Pop Art Timeline

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Pop Art Pattern Examples

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Watercolor Techniques

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Artist Bio

Andy Warhol

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Basic Painting Vocabulary

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Critique

MidPoint Critique Approaches

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