Artist – Andy Warhol
Born on August 6, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Andy Warhol was a successful magazine and ad illustrator who became a leading artist of the 1960s Pop art movements.
In the early 1960s, he began to experiment with reproductions based on advertisements, newspaper headlines and other mass-produced images from American popular culture such as Campbell’s soup tins and Coca Cola bottles.
Allow your children to create a piece of artwork inspired by Andy Warhol linked to their favourite sport.
The children can use colouring pencils or paints for this activity. They must create the main image first and then colour the background. If you are thinking about using paints, ensure your children complete the main image first as painting over the background colour can be difficult.
This is a fun and messy art activity that the kids love. The children can create handprints in the same style as Andy Warhol’s work.
Instruct the class to split the a3 page into 4 equal sections. Next, ask them to choose for light colours and paint each square. Allow the background to dry and then create your first handprint. In the image shown, diagonal images use the opposite colour scheme e.g. red hand – yellow background, yellow hand – red background.
Once the first handprint has been printed, create a black handprint to complete the artwork. If you would like to jazz up the artwork try adding coloured glitter.
Note: Ensure children put a generous amount of paint on their hands.
The children can create an image linked to their favourite object, food, football team or anything else of interest.