Saturday, September 13, 2014

Andy Warhol

Welcome to the 5th season of SKETCH!!!  I am thrilled to be able to share yet another year with you learning about amazing artists and their work.
***PARENTS*** This month's project is the only one of the year which will require a perishable item.  If you don't have an apple, please don't worry, we can use your child's hand in our printmaking activity, although it will be quite a bit more messy.


Each month I will be sending you an image to study prior to class. This will help your child to become familiar with the artist, and will give them time to really appreciate the different techniques that are used. These are low resolution, and can be printed for educational purposes only.  If you are looking for art to decorate your home, please purchase prints.  The artists and museums will appreciate your support.

Place the assigned image where your child will see it often. Personally, I like to hang prints beside the children's bathroom mirror where they can look at it while brushing their teeth. This may seem a bit irreverent, but really, where else will they have time to simply gaze at a picture several times every single day? Other options include sliding it inside the front cover of the child's favorite school binder, posting it on the refrigerator with magnets, or using it as the screen saver on your computer.

This month we are going to be looking at the work of:

Andy Warhol

A key figure in the Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol's prints take an interesting and almost reverent look at everyday objects, transforming them with unconventional coloration.
Andy Warhol, Cambell's Tomato Soup Can
screen print on colored paper
Collection Jose Mugrabi

We will be learning about print making as we create tags to add to bags of apples that we will pick and share with our neighbors.  


You do not need to bring every item on our supply list.  In order to complete this month's project each student will need to bring to class:

  •  Tru Ray Acid Free Construction Paper ***pre-cut: please ensure this is done before class (those participating in the bulk order will already have their pieces pre-cut)
    • for each student you will need the following - there should be a total of 5 colors:
      • 1 piece, any color 12x12"
      • 8 pieces, in 4 differing colors, 5.5x5.5" (ex. 2 white, 2 green, 2 yellow, and 2 purple)
  • Red ink pad - can be shared
  • Prang crayons, one 8 color set - need: 1 set per student
  •  glue stick can be shared
  • 1 pair Scissors - need 1 per student
  • 1 everyday pencil with an eraser
  • 1 apple, cut in half from top to bottom - ***please arrive with your apple pre-cut and wrapped
  • optional: small package of baby wipes or paper towels

Parents, please remember that this is not a drop-off group.  Come prepared to enjoy working alongside your child.

See you at 6:30 on Friday, September 19th!