Inspiration can really come from anything, I can literally be out food shopping and see something in an interesting packaging and think “Ooo what could I make with that”.  Saying that, I am not sure what made me think of doing our own Roy Lichtenstein inspired pop art, but there has been a note in my phone since December telling me not to forget the idea!  I didn’t forget, it has just taken me a long time to act upon this inspiration, as it kept being put off for other things.

Well, we did finally get around to doing it and I have to say it was a huge success.  EC was really into it, whereas YC, who did enjoy it, was far more interested in actually painting rather than doing dots.

Before we started we had a look at some of Lichtenstein’s work and talked about how everything is made up from these tiny dots, and how none of the dots are over lapping or smudged.  With that in mind, we all set to work trying our hardest to make even rows of dots (it is a lot harder than you think).  We practiced using colouring pages and then they had a go at creating their own pop art from scratch.

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To make your own pop art you will need:

  • Paper
  • Paints
  • Ear buds
  • I find pop art such an interesting genre of art, and it was really nice to introduce it to my charges and see it inspire their own creations.
Concentrating on doing their dots

Concentrating on doing their dots

EC working on his own creation

EC working on his own creation

This craft may help development of:

  • Creativity
  • An appreciation for other art forms
  • Learning new techniques

EC's finished aquarium

EC’s finished aquarium