7th graders have been learning about pop art and how it borrows ideas from popular and consumer culture. Students looked specifically at Romero Britto, a contemporary Brazilian artist, and how he was inspired by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.
Students did a few simple drawings of things that are popular to them. We transferred the design to foam and created prints. This was the first time creating prints for the 7th graders, so it was more challenging for some of them to get the right amount of ink each time. Students created edition prints (the same exact print) on a paper that they painted with different colors. They also created unique prints by making one-of-a-kind papers and using colored inks.
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