Submitted by: Denise Pannell, Fairview Elementary in Sherwood, OH UNIT: Color theory - painting - Science (Endangered species) Lesson: Andy Warhol Animals - tempera painting Grade level: Elementary (Denise did this with 4th grade)
Discussion of Endangered Animals - PowerPoint of animals
Brief biography of Andy Warhol and PowerPoint of his work (or show art prints)
Demonstrate/review contour drawing - review color planning.
Before you eat all of your cookies - try some color planning!
After you photograph their cookie color wheel, have them arrange them into
color plans - warm colors, cool colors, analogous colors - show the
complementary colors -- then have them make some tints and do some
monochromatic plans. Kids don't care how many times those cookies were
handled before they eat them (smile) - but if you are worried - they could
wear latex gloves, I suppose. Then the students will be ready for this dynamite
lesson from Denise.
From Denise: This is my favorite color project- Andy
Warhol Color Theory Animals. The students learn about Warhol, color theory
and develop skills in drawing an animal (from photographs). I make 4
photocopies of their line drawing for each student, and they paint each
one using a different color scheme: warms, cools, analogous,
complementary, monochromatic, etc. To finish, they are outlined in black
marker & glued on a poster board. They must label the back for me as
Adaptation for middle school: Students print linoleum prints -
four different combinations of colors for 3color (minimum) reduction