Saturday, June 4, 2011

Warhol Inspired Flowers

We looked at Andy Warhols flower prints and discussed how the flowers were abstract based on the colors used and how the lines and color don't exactly match up.  We then created our "backwards" painting- instead of starting with a drawing and then painting, we painted first.  Students were instructed to begin by painting different sized circles with different colors.  They then painted around the circles with green.  The next week they used black sarpie to draw their details.  We talked about several different ways to draw flowers and what other details they could add around them- grass, leaves, bugs, etc.  This lesson takes about 1 1/2 classes.  On the second day we read Lois Ehlerts' "Painting a Rainbow" which is about planting a garden of different colored flowers.

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