Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The World According to 3rd graders

Third grade artists learned about Andy Warhol and Pop art. We learned that Pop art features images of things that are currently popular. We talked about how these things change over time. One thing that is very popular right now is our "One school, One book" program where we are reading The World According to Humphrey. Students learned how to draw a hamster, transferred their drawing onto a styrofoam printing plate and using brayers and ink, made four good prints of their hamster. We discussed what a "good" print looked like--just the right amount of ink, centered with an image that is easy to see. Students created four different prints from the same printing plate using a variety of ink and paper color combinations.
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