I love Pop Art for so many reasons.
Its bright, its fun and its easily accessible for kids. Kids love the bright, bold colors, the recognizable pop culture objects and the similarities to comics and cartoons. Pop art has always been my favorite type of art to teach to my elementary students and I thought I'd give it a go with my preschoolers for U Ready Kids Camp flower week.
Andy Warhol has a beautiful series of hibiscus flower silkscreen prints titled Flowers. The prints have four colorful flowers on black backgrounds with colorful grass-like streaks of colors. The backgrounds lend themselves perfectly to different types of process art; marbling, marble painting, splatter painting, string painting, scribbling, scratch art, glue resists and finger painting!
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MATERIALS FOR FLOWER TINKER TRAY
- Construction paper
- Paint or paint sticks
- Black marker
- Picture of Andy Warhol's Flowers
HOW TO MAKE POP ART FLOWERS:
- Use green paint/paint markers to paint or scribble on a black square of construction paper. Let dry.
- On colored construction paper paint 4 flower shape blobs leaving a hole in the center like a funky donut. Let dry.
- Cut out the flowers.
- Draw the flower center with black marker.
- Glue to the background.
DID YOU TRY IT?
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