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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Crazy Colors: Warhol Project

About a month ago we saw a few Warhol and Lichtenstein pieces in our Art Museum and I told the kids, "We'll be studying their art soon!" The time has arrived and we did a Warhol project last week. Except that icy weather cut short our Truth Treasure Hunters co-op meeting and we didn't get to do it together. And then when Sydney caught strep throat, Hope was the only one to do the project. (I found this Warhol art project on the Tapestry of Grace forum, where Jana shared about doing this project.)

Here is Hope's original photo:


Here you see it after I altered it in iPhoto:


I printed the doctored photo through iPhoto, choosing "multiple copies per page" and printing "four up" as we used to say when I worked in a print shop. Then, I printed the photos four up on a laser printer transparency film sheet. (They still sell these, but with overhead projectors becoming passe, I wonder...) We taped the clear film to some white card stock, and carefully made some pencil markings to outline faintly some details of the photo onto the blank paper. Then, Hope chose her watercolors and began painting. I showed her several Warhol pieces to give her some ideas. Here you see Hope carefully painting.


Here I took a snap of her work in progress.


Here I took a shot of her finished project.


Hope really loved doing this project.

1 comment:

Laura said...

What a spectacular project! You have some great art ideas. I hope I can remember these for our Year 4! Otherwise, you have to keep your blog up at least until 2011 :).

Blessings,
Laura

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