In a couple of sentences what would you say was the purpose of this
main purpose of this activity was to learn about Andy Warhol's portrait
making style. We did this by hand colouring "ready-made" images
of famous people. By ready made I mean we used pictures from magazines
rather than pictures taken ourselves. I also wanted to make you aware
of some other features of pop art such as bright flat colours, large
size and repeated images.
2. Why did you decide to do this activity with our class?
decided to do this activity with your class because you had already
been doing some image manipulation of portraits on the computer and
I thought it would be an interesting extension of that idea.It was also
a fun way to learn about this art style in the 1960s.
3. Who is your favourite pop artist and why?
favourite pop artist is Roy Lichtenstein, an American artist who used
the idea of comic strips enlarged so they resembled the dot printing
technique used in newsprint. I also like Andy Warhol's silkscreen images
of famous people which is one of the reasons I wanted to do this activity.
4. Can you briefly explain how you did this activity with us so that
other classes around the world can do this activity?
by step pop art:
1. Firstly look at screen printed portraits by Andy Warhol to get some
ideas about colours to use.
2. Photocopy a magazine photo of a famous person's face or head (make
sure it is not too dark).
3. Make 4 to 6 copies either to A4 or A3 size depending on how big you
want your finished work.
4. Use liquid watercolours in pure bright colours to paint each of these
areas in flat colour - the hair - the lips - the eyes or eye shadow
around eyes the background.
You can paint each face identically or each one using different colours.
What would you change next time you did this activity with a class?
time I would be much clearer in my explanations and demonstrations about
applying ink to get across the idea of flat areas of pure colour.(to
imitate the screen printing technique of Warhol) I would also make it
clear that there should be no rosy cheeks or vampire teeth etc added
to the portraits!