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Pop Art Selfies

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will analyze portraits created by Andy Warhol. They will create a pop art inspired self-portrait using repetition, line, and color with paint and pastels.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will explore and analyze Andy Warhol’s pop art portrait style.

Students will apply their understanding of pop art portraiture by creating their own self-portrait.

Students will use pastels to add repetition, line, and color to create pop art inspired patterns.

Students will use patterns to enhance their self-portraits.

Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate a discussion on the pop art movement and guide students in analyzing Andy Warhol’s pop art portrait style.
  • Demonstrate how to outline important features of the self-portrait photocopies.
  • Demonstrate how to trace and paint a face and background using contrasting colors.
  • Discuss how pop art patterns can add variety to the painted portraits.

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National Standards


Create

Formulate an artistic investigation of personally relevant content for creating art.

VA:Cr1.2.6a

Apply visual organizational strategies to design and produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly communicates information or ideas.

VA:Cr2.3.7a

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art- making or designing.

VA:Cr2.1.8a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • 12” x 18” white paper
  • 5” x 7” copies of student selfies
  • Tempera paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Chalk pastels

National Standards


Create

Formulate an artistic investigation of personally relevant content for creating art.

VA:Cr1.2.6a

Apply visual organizational strategies to design and produce a work of art, design, or media that clearly communicates information or ideas.

VA:Cr2.3.7a

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art- making or designing.

VA:Cr2.1.8a

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Steps

Take a Selfie and Outline

Take a selfie. Print a 5” x 7” copy. Using the photocopy, outline all of the black areas on and around the face. Then outline all of the white areas on and around the face with a pencil. Trace over the lines with a marker.

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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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Artist Bio

Andy Warhol

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Pop Art Pattern Examples

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Basic Painting Vocabulary

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Basic Drawing Vocabulary

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Formative

Tempera Techniques Pre-Test

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Oil Pastel Techniques Pre-Test

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