Friday, October 2, 2009

MS: What Would Warhol Do?

Mallory Dale

Tommy Cross

Ella DiPippo

As a follow up to the fish prints that MS students made for their Odyssey Trip, they made prints influenced by the Pop Artist Andy Warhol. When it comes to trendy products, teenagers are one of our biggest consumers so I thought they were the perfect age group to make art based on what is popular in our culture. I gave a brief background of the Pop Art movement and as a class, we discussed questions like, Why did Warhol print his images in a repetitive pattern? What culturally trendy or iconic products would Warhol make prints of today? Students thought of Apple products, hip fashion trends, Starbucks coffee, YouTube, etc. For the execution, students first drew their idea, carved the reverse image on a styrofoam sheet and painted over it with acrylic before stamping it on their paper.

1 comment:

  1. This is so cool Ruth! I would want to try with my students too :)