This all-Inclusive PowerPoint presentation includes 110 image-packed slides which will guide you and your students toward the completion of your very own Pop Art Styrofoam prints. This project is perfect for students in the upper elementary all the way through high school aged and beyond. The presentation teaches your students all about Pop Art and its’ key artists, and it contains nearly 200 pictured examples for a full understanding of all things Pop. You’ll also explore the world of printmaking both in broad terms and how to use Styrofoam specifically. Are you nervous about attempting printmaking? Don’t be. As an MFA who concentrated on printmaking, I bring a wealth of information, tips and tricks so that both you and the students will feel comfortable and all questions will be answered within the presentation. The entire process is meticulously spelled out in graphic detail with pictures of each small step in the process. Numerous video links are also scattered throughout the presentation which let you explore, Pop, its’ artists, printmaking, and the process in more depth. I trust you and your students will enjoy this project as much as mine do. Below is a more detailed breakdown of what you can expect to see in the presentation.
Bo (The Art Guru)
Slides 1-4 answer the question: What is Pop Art? How is it defined? What are the main characteristics of Pop Art? A wonderful video link is included.
Slides 5-35 take a look at artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and Jasper Johns. Numerous slides are dedicated to their work and video links are included as well.
Slides 36-45 take a look at what printmaking is. The four main types of printmaking are briefly explored: Relief, Etching, Lithography, and Screen-printing. Plenty of visuals and a video link are included.
Slides 46-52 take a closer look at Styrofoam printing. How to manipulate Styrofoam for printing, edition #’s, an image in reverse is discussed (the print ends up backwards), and multi-colored prints are also included.
Slides 53-69 look at plenty of student examples after teaching this very lesson. Examples explore single color prints, multi-colored prints, rainbow printing (students love this), and the difference between a good and bad print are discussed as well.
Slides 70-108 take an in depth look at the entire Styrofoam printing process from choosing a logo, to transferring the image, inking, burnishing, and more. A complete list of all materials is included and best practices for the student and teacher alike are included to insure great craftsmanship and amazing final results.
Slide 109 explains how your students will be graded. The goals/criteria for the project are included.
Slide 110 is a printable grading sheet/rubric that you can alter and print to meet your specific needs.