Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Texture and Patten POPsicles with Andy Warhol

What is it? abababababab
Where do you see it? Clothing, wallpaper, etc.
What do you have to have to make one? Repetition
What is texture? 
How does your hair feel?
How does the bottom of your show feel?
Do they feel the same?
What about tree bark vs. A puppy? 
Art and texture: 
The job of an artist is to create visual texture
A dog might look fluffy and a marble would be shiny and smooth
Discuss Andy Warhol and his use of repetition in his four part celebrity POP art portraits
ARTIST: Andy Warhol
(August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987), 
Born Andrew Warhola 
An American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker 
leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art
After a successful career as a commercial illustrator
Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter
He was also filmmaker, record producer, author, 
Warhol has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books, and feature and documentary films.
 He coined the widely used expression "15 minutes of fame." 
The Andy Warhol Museum exists in memory of his life and artwork.
The highest price ever paid for a Warhol painting is $100 million for a 1963 canvas titled Eight Elvises. 
Died during routine gallbladder surgery in 1987
PROJECT: Create POPsicle Pop Artwork using texture and pattern
Step1: on 12x18 piece of Tag Board or card stock: Draw one line across horizontal center
Draw one line down Vertical center
Step2: (multitude of ways to add color here, we had just studied the color wheel and value)
Paint one primary Rectangle: add texture with POPsicle stick before it dries
Paint one secondary Rectangle: add texture with POPsicle stick before it dries
Paint one rectangle with any color and white: add texture with POPsicle stick
Paint one rectangle with any color and black: add texture with POPsicle stick
Step3: while that dries: Give students Tag board or card stock cut down to 4x6 pieces
Step4: ask students to create a different pattern on each
Students with use oils pastels for dots or stripes and finish back ground in watercolor
Step5: Cut these small pattern papers into rounded POPsicle shapes
Step6: Glue POPsicle stick to the back of each
Step7: Glue four new POPsicles into each of the large painted rectangles
Oil pastels
Tempura paint
Tag board 12x18
Tag board 8x12
Popsicle sticks


  1. Nice idea! And I have a ton of Popsicle sticks...

  2. My kids love Pop Art - probably because they get to draw food if they want to! I've been exploring your blog with pleasure and will be following you now with anticipation!! Please feel welcome to visit me at Dream Painters :)