Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Andy Warhol's Soup Cans

Year 1 have been learning about Andy Warhol and Pop Art as part of their unit of work about the past.
Andy Warhol was the world's first art celebrity. He is famous for his artworks of Campbell's Soup cans.

Andy painted Soup Cans because he ate soup everyday for lunch. He didn't think art had to be important or special. Andy thought art was in everyday life.

I found these Pop Art cans in the supermarket just as Year 1 were starting their Pop Art topic. Aren't they fantastic? I think they will make great pencil tins for the art room, once I've eaten the soup!

Year 1 designed their own Warhol inspired Soup Cans. Students practiced their 3D shapes by drawing cylinders. Year 1 students also experimented with using bright acrylic paints and invented brand new soup flavours!