5th Grade

Andy Warhol Inspired Drawing Series
Drawing with Stencils

Fifth grade students are studying the works of Pop Artist Andy Warhol.  Students examined a variety of Warhol's works to discover how he created unity by repeating images and colors in his screen prints.  They also discussed how he treated images of celebrities in a similar way to that of objects that were massed produced.  



For this project, we are borrowing the theme from Warhol's book, Yum, Yum, Yum. Students are working from observation to create an original stencil of a dessert or popular food items. Stencils will be repeated three or four times in the style of Warhol's screen prints.  Students will use neon pastels to add color to their drawing, repeating colors to create unity in their work.  
Look below for home link options that you can do together as a family or that students can do on their own.  Submit work to Mrs. Wine by the end of the unit to earn extra credit.

Option 1: View the Power Point we discussed in class.  As a family, discuss what you see in Warhol's work.  Use the questions on the slides to guide you.  Write a paragraph to discuss something you have learned about Andy Warhol's work.  Place your name and class on your paper and submit it to Mrs. Wine in class.




Option 2:  Look at the images of desserts by Warhol.  Create a contour drawing of your favorite dessert.  Work from observation.  Find a picture of a dessert in a magazine or online.  Even better...draw from a real dessert! (Then you can eat it when you finish the drawing!!!!)  Use a pencil, black pen, or Sharpie to create your contour drawing.  Add color in the style of Warhol using marker, colored pencil, or crayon.  Place your name and class on the back of your drawing and submit it to Mrs. Wine in class.

Option 3: Wayne Thiebaud is another artist who is well known for his artworks using dessert as a theme.  He is an American painter who was born in 1920 and grew up in California.  Look at some examples of his works.  Write a paragraph to compare and contrast Thiebaud's works to those of Warhol. Make sure you write your name and class number on your paper.  Submit it to Mrs. Wine in class.
 






LAST YEAR:

Paul Klee Inspired Cityscape


Fifth grade students are studying the cityscapes of abstract artist Paul Klee.  Students are working from observation to create an abstract drawing of New York City.  Then students will experiment with different watercolor techniques and different color schemes.  Finally students will add watercolor paint to their abstract cityscape drawing.  Look below for home link options that you can do together as a family or that students can do on their own.  Submit work to Mrs. Wine by the end of the unit to earn extra credit.

Home LInk Option 1: View Power Point from class.
Sit together as a family and look at this power point.  Students should be able to explain the basic concepts of Paul Klee's abstract cityscapes that we have discussed in class.  Answer one of the questions from the presentation in a complete paragraph.  Place your name and class on top of the sheet with the paragraph and submit it to Mrs. Wine in class.  OR....you may type your answer and send it to Mrs. Wine at ewine@schools.nyc.gov.  Make sure to include your name and class on emailed response.

Paul Klee Cityscapes Power Point


Surrealist Drawing Inspired by Marc Chagall





Fifth grade students are studying the art of Surrealist Russian painter Marc Chagall. Students looked at a variety of paintings by Chagall to develop a list of characteristics of his works.Students will be challenged in this project to create their own unique drawing using their own personal memories, dreams, and stories from their cultures.  The elements of art including line, shape, value, and color will help students create emphasis and balance in their compositions.  

Look at the options below and choose one to complete for extra credit.

Option 1:  Review the Power Point presentation.  Students should be able to review the artworks on these slides and explain the main characteristics of Chagall's work.  To earn extra credit students either need to answer two questions from the slides or complete the creative writing piece where they are asked to write a story to go along with one of the paintings.  Students are reminded to place their name and class on their responses.  Written responses may be submitted to Mrs. Wine on loose leaf in class or emailed to her at ewine@schools.nyc.gov

Marc Chagall Power Point

Option 2:  Examine the works by these other Surrealist painters, Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte.

Mae West by Salvador Dali

The Son of Man by Rene Magritte

Compare these two Surrealist paintings to the works of Marc Chagall.  What common features to they all have that you think makes them a part of the Surrealist style.  Write your response in a paragraph and submit it to Mrs. Wine to earn bonus points toward your art grade.  Do not forget to write your name and class on your response.  You may write your response on loose leaf and give it to Mrs. Wine in class or email it to ewine@schools.nyc.gov

Option 3:  Create an extra Surrealist style drawing on your own.  Please draw on unlined paper. (Copy paper is fine.)  You may work together as a family, or students can complete the drawing on their own.  Add color using the material of your choice.  Make sure you are using personal memories, dreams or stories from your culture to develop your ideas.  Use the elements of art to emphasize the most important objects in your drawing.  Place your name and class on the back of your drawing.  Submit your drawing to Mrs. Wine in class to earn extra credit points for your art grade.

Painting by Marc Chagall


2 comments:

  1. Which of these on the page is your favorite? Why do you like it? I am always curious to find out what inspires my students!!

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