Saturday, November 16, 2013

5th grade Pop Art Printed Portraits

This is one of my absolute favorite lessons of all time to teach. The fifth graders learn about the Pop Art movement, the crazy-cool Pop Artist, Andy Warhol and the magic proportions of self-portraiture.  They review their printmaking skills and vocabulary (printing multiples is in the fourth grade curriculum so they did this process last year) and then we add to their knowledge by introducing the concept of reductive printmaking.  Here's a look at the fifth grade artists create their portraits, their printing plates and starting to print.  Stay tuned to see what happens next!

1 comment:

  1. I just love printmaking season too! I'm trying a few new images this year, but I've done the portraits and they are always amazing - looks like your kids Are off to a great start!