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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Pop Art

5th grade students studied the movement in art called Pop.  Pop is based on popular culture: supermarket products, celebrities, comics…We focused our attention on the artist Roy Lichtenstein- who was know for his comic style paintings.  In many of Lichtensteins works he used the concept of onomatopoeia.  This is when a word imitates a sound associated with a thing or action.  Students brainstormed their own examples of onomatopoeia and then created their own pop art letters.  We imitated Lichtensteins signature style of including benday dots (the colored dot patterns used to print comics) by painting and printing bubble wrap.  Students collaged together 2 shapes under the letters they designed.

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