Monday, May 19, 2014

5th Grade Pop Art

5th Grade Pop Art

Last week, 5th graders learned about the pop art movement and the artist Roy Lichtenstein whose art was inspired by comics. We read a book about Roy and learned how he experimented with many different kinds of art but his sense of humor and precise style of painting made him most well-known for his comic strip paintings. He would often use word bubbles and expressions that looked like something you would see in a cartoon. He used benday dots to create a pixelated style. The students were interested in the concept of pop art because it deals with themes of media and pop culture! We discussed what Roy might paint about if he was still painting today like Oreos or The Justice League! 

Final products!

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