Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Pow!!! Onomatopoeia

Roy Lichtenstein's Whaam! is a good way to introduce kids to onomatopoeia (and Pop Art). Or as I call it to make it easier for the kids to understand- sound effects.

Since Lichtenstein was a Pop Artist, we will continue with Pop Art characteristics in these paintings.

Pop Art was know for using thick, black outline and Benday dots. I let the kids know that they won't see Benday dots in any current style printing process. Benday dots come from the printing process 'back in the day' before laser printing and the printing processes we have now. 

After the kids have chosen their 'sound effect', they need to draw their 'explosion and put in  some diagonal 'motion' lines coming from the center. And of course, they can add any other extras that reflect their style.

When they started painting they are required to use the primary colors and one or two other bold, bright colors. No muted colors for this  Pop Art style project! Pow!!!

They can be painted in either tempera or watercolors. Then outlined with black sharpie. 

And here are some finished art works. Boom!!! Wham!!! Pow!!!

What do you think of these Onomatopoeia Pop Art paintings? I'd love to hear what you think of them. How do you make Onomatopoeia paintings in your art room?

I have another Pop Art style lesson. You can check it out here.

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