Pop Art at Rancho Elementary

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(with Mentor Artist Angela Baker)
Fifth Graders at Rancho Elementary in Novato worked in drawing, printmaking and clay to explore Pop Art. I began the residency by showing Abstract work by Kandinsky and discussing the different types of line: straight, curved, dotted and zig zag. Students used this knowledge to create abstract wax resist paintings with oil pastels and watercolors.
In our third class, we discussed how those different types of lines can be used to draw actual objects we observe. Students then used pencil to create detailed observational drawings of everyday objects like fruit, scissors and sneakers.
In our fourth meeting, students looked at the work of Pop Artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Wayne Thiebaud.  Afterwards, they created mixed media prints. The prints from Ms. Jones’ class were on display in the Main Office.
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For our final project I showed the work of Claes Oldenburg and students created clay sculptures of food. 

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