3rd graders will creating their own robot! They will draw their robot with only a black sharpie marker, no pencil! We will be learning about how to show value by cross-hatching. Cross-hatching is a technique used to create shading effects by drawing closely spaced parallel lines. Value refers to the dark and light found in art. The 3rd graders will be experimenting to see if they can cross-hatch and make their robot have many values or shades of gray/black.
I've always been a fan of Andy Warhol and Pop Art so I thought I'd see if I can get the 5th graders excited as well.
Simply put, Pop Art is about taking everyday objects and turning them into art. Andy Warhol is a very famous Pop Artist who would uses Rhythm and Arbitrary color in some of his most famous artwork.
Rhythm is repeating shapes, colors and objects over and over. Arbitrary colors are colors that you wouldn't see in the real object.
Each student will draw an everyday object on paper and then trace onto foam board.
Then students will roll ink onto their foam and stamp them onto white paper. They will do this 4 times with 4 colors.
I've never done this lesson before but I am very excited about it because it's fun, eye-catching and the 4th graders are going to learn a lot!
We start off the lesson by learning about the artist Keith Haring, a street artist from the East Coast. Keith Haring's artwork was greatly influenced by graffiti and Pop Art. Graffiti is any artwork that is produced outside on the public streets. Pop art is an art movement about making art using everyday objects like soup cans, hamburgers and the American flag.
We will be making our own simple human figure. These figures need to show Rhythm and Movement. They can show rhythm and movement by the poses they are in and the lines that shoot out of them, like a burst.
Each figure will be painted using one color and outlined in black, keeping it simple but striking!
I'm in my 6th year teaching art in Becker, MN. Time has really flown by! Wowza!