My middle school students saw a sample I made for another class and begged me to do this project with them. Who can resist the exciting pop art of good ol’ Roy!
Students chose an onomatopoeia and sketched it in block letters on paper. I was noticing that the sketches were a little rushed or not spaced well, so before painting we drew a revision- outside. Students took chalk and drew their idea on the blacktop. This really helped students visualize what they wanted their word to look like. Several students were impressed with their chalk drawing. I think they felt less pressure drawing on the ground, and they didn’t have to worry about running into the edge of the paper.
I also shared with students the scale of Lichtenstein’s work.