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Submitted by: Michael Wade, Art teacher at Beckman Catholic High School
Length of Lesson: 5 classes (45 min periods)
Grade level: 7th/ 8th (Ages 12-14)
Goals / Objectives:
Students will learn about the Pop Art Movement.
SWBAT (Students Will Be Able To) define Pop Art.
SWBAT define proportion.
SWBAT render pop can in full color.
SWBAT create a collage border out of pop can box.
1. Scratch Paper ( for practice renderings of pop can )
2. Black Construction Paper ( 9x12 inches )
3. Pop Can ( or popular drink of choice )
4. Pop Can box ( or container from drink of choice )
5. Prismacolor Colored Pencils
6. Glue ( Hot Glue Sticks work best )
8. Poster Board ( or some heavy paper as a backing )
1. Do a practice drawing on scratch paper.
- focus on contour drawings
2. With a pencil, draw a pop can on black paper.
- be sure to center the drawing
3. Color the drawing with colored pencil.
- be sure to press hard and color with bright solid colors
4. Cut pop can box into interesting shapes.
(can give more specific directions for this step)
5. Glue the pop can box pieces into a border around the paper.
6. Add heavy paper to the back for further support.
Good to teach attention to detail as well as how to use creative license in deciding what parts of the pop can design to include or not include. ( Such as small words and other advertisements )
Feel free to contact me with questions or comments on this resource!
Assessment(s): See rubric below.
National Visual Arts Standards Covered:
Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes
[5-8] Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas
Visual Arts Standard 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas
[5-8] Students use subjects, themes, and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values, and aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artworks
Visual Arts Standard 4:
Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures
[5-8] Students know and compare the characteristics of artworks in various eras and cultures
Visual Arts Standard 5:
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others
[5-8] Students compare multiple purposes for creating works of art