Pop Art Portraits
10th graders were extremely excited to learn about Pop Art and to get a chance to paint on a stretched canvas. They began this unit by researching Pop Art and creating informative Glog presentations for the class. They also practiced grid drawing in their sketchbook.
Once they had the basics of grid drawing down and some solid background information on Pop Art, students chose a close-up image of a famous person. They used the grid technique to transfer the image to their canvas and then broke the image down into different values. Students had the option of choosing a paint-by-number technique of differentiating shades or blending smoothly. Either choice was fine as long as they had at least five different values in their painting.
Students mixed acrylics to get the monochromatic color scheme that they liked and painted the background with either a complementary color or black or white. The painting was finished off with a professional signature on the front and an MLA citation of their image on the back.
Students used the rubric below while working on this project.
10-Pop Art Portrait Rubric.doc
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