Does PopArt interest you? Want to learn how to do it yourself? Draw Like an Artist PopArt will help you along your way.
Don’t know what Pop Art is? Me too! I had to learn and this video helped. Simple colourful work.
Draw like an Artist: pop art is a book that takes you through 18 different artists, introducing you the work they did and then gives you an opportunity to copy their style. This book does tell you how to do it, it gives you the opportunity and the paper, and then says This is what this artist did.. now.. make their style your own. I love this style of teaching. Being able to look at works of art until you understand the style and then being encouraged to make it your own….It’s wonderful!
Anyways, artists include people such as Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Peter Blake, David Hockney, Claes Oldenburg, Joe Tilson and more. 18 artists, 18 activities. Included at the close of the book are elements you can use in your creativity.
Each artist has a brief biography given plus a sample of their work. A brief synopsis of the type of work they did, and then encouragement to make your own piece of art.
I thought this was a wonderful book. I love how each artist was introduced along with some of their art work. Then a simple encouragement to just try your hand at it. A page to work on with the artists work visible for inspiration makes it a useful book for students of Pop Art. I can see this book being SO easy to use for a co-op class. It would be a matter of finding samples of the artists work, adding a bit more to the biography, providing papers, magazines and a variety of art materials and then simply encouraging each student to make a work of art that is all their own. I think it would be fantastic to see more books like this one.
Draw Like an Artist - Pop Art Patricia Geis Princeton Architectural Press 64 pages, softcover, age 10+ art, art book, pop art, draw like an artist Series: Draw Like An Artist Reviewed for Raincoast books. Where to find: Amazon Link.
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