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Lesson: Wayne Thiebaud Pop Art
Submitted by: Gina Grant
Medium: Tempera mixed with flour
Grade Level: Sixth
Here are some of my grade six work on Thiebaud (part of a unit on Pop Art) that was shown at their end of year exhibition. I bought them all small cakes from an Italian cake shop, had them draw them with yellow Chalk on strawboard (compressed cardboard - a bit easier to cut than chipboard), got them to mix colours to create pastels, put in some flour to thicken it, and got to them to use palette knives. Finished works were brushed with a clear acrylic varnish.
Wayne Thiebaud: A Paintings Retrospective - Thiebaud is famous for his lush early '60s paintings of cakes, other sweets and people eating them, but this book and the exhibition it documents is put together by chief curator Nash of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, who also provides an essay that reveals the painter to be preoccupied with a larger slice of American life.
Delicious: The Art and Life of Wayne Thiebaud - Now young readers have the chance to explore the development of a fascinating artist while delighting in the very child-friendly art that has made him so acclaimed. With her deft touch, critically-acclaimed non-fiction author Susan Rubin tells the story of the man behind the masterpieces.
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