Little Artists in this painting studio, learned about the Famous Pop Artist, Andy Warhol. Warhol's art encompassed many forms of media, we focused on Warhol’s famous brightly colored screen-printed images to make a similar painting of our own using their favorite animals as their subject.
To start, children drew their favorite animal with pencil on paper. Some of us use photographs for shape reference. These drawings were then photocopied to make 4 identical images. These four images were then painted with gel medium to dissolve the paper and make them into gel ‘skins’.
While the gel dried artists divided their canvas into four equal squares and painted each corner of their canvas’ with acrylic paint. Learning about primary colors and complimentary colors children pre-planed which colors they wanted their animals to be and painted each square the complimentary color to their animal. Yellow Animal-purple square, orange animal- blue square, green animal- red square ect.
Next we decoupaged the gel skins onto the canvas and painted our animals.
Our finished work would surely make Andy Warhol proud!
See You at the Next Studio!