Self Portraits in the style of Roy Lichtenstein

This week K/1 worked on a project that I’ve wanted to do for a while. It was a self portrait in the style of American artist, Roy Lichtenstein.  Lichtenstein was a ‘Pop’ Artist who was  inspired by advertisements and comic strips. His bright, graphic images parodied popular culture. Students learned about Ben-day dots http://www.awdsgn.com/classes/fall09/webI/student/trad_mw/burgan/final_project/pages/technique.html and how Lichtenstein incorporated them into his art to produce the comic book style of art that we are familiar with today.

This lesson plan is courtesy of the following blog entitled, “Artistic Freedom,’ http://lawnim19artisticfreedom.blogspot.com/2013/02/5th-grade-lichtenstein-portraits.html?showComment=1360291242361

This was an ambitious project for K/1 to tackle and needed a fair amount of teacher assistance. (I was happy to trace each student’s photograph and provide a penciled outline of their face.)  I knew how much fun they would have filling in their portraits with red, yellow and blue dots and solids. The students added dots to their portraits using the end of a new pencil eraser. I think you’ll agree that the end results were certainly worth all the effort 🙂

Everett U.

Everett U.

Lilli N.

Lilli N.

Jake B.

Jake B.

Gena H.

Gena H.

Bryant S.

Bryant S.

Layne L.

Layne L.

Emmanuel O.

Emmanuel O.

Sydney T.

Sydney T.

Danny H.

Danny H.

Amber P.

Amber P.

Hunter H.

Hunter H.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About stephwheatley

Formerly from Britain, I have lived in the USA since 1989. My qualifications are in library science, but I've had a passion for all things artsy and crafty for as long as I can remember! I became the Primary Art Teacher at Shady Oak Christian School in 2009 and am thoroughly enjoying myself. I teach students at both Shady Oak Christian School and Shady Oak Primary School. It's wonderful to be able to share my passion at a place that believes in the importance of learning through creativity. Please check out the Shady Oak websites at http://www.shadyoak.net/ and http://www.shadyoakprimary.com/ to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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