5th Grade Distance Learning Projects
Project #4: Found Object Color Wheel Due May 27
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Project #3: Art Sandwich Critique Due May 19
Watch the video to see what to do for this next project!
Use the Elements and Principles of Art to help you think of some helpful and thoughtful things to write about your classmates artwork.
5th Grade: Andy Warhol Soup Cans Slide Show
Project #2: Scholastic Art Magazine Due May 5
Project #1: Andy Warhol Soup Cans
Hi 5th Graders!
Last I heard from Miss Kaufmann you had watched the video about Andy Warhol. He was one of the first artists in the Pop art movement. Pop is short for popular. He liked to create art with images of things that people saw every day. At first, a lot of people didn't think this was art because it wasn't of special people or beautiful landscapes. It also wasn't "one of a kind" because he made lots of the same image in his studio called "The Factory". One of his paintings that he made a lot of (and became very popular :) is of a Campbell's soup can. Campbell's soup is still a very well known brand of soup today. Do you have any Campbell's soup cans in your pantry? Go look or ask a parent to help you look!
To the right, is a picture of the paintings. Each can of soup is its own canvas and has one of the 32 kinds of soup Campbell's made at the time painted on it. These were painted in 1962. If you go to this link you can read a little more about the painting: https://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/andy-warhol-campbells-soup-cans-1962/
For your first distance learning project you are going to make your own picture of soup cans. Four cans to be exact. I would like you to first practice drawing a cylinder. That is the name for the shape of a soup can.
The supplies you will need for this project are:
Step 1: Learn to draw a cylinder
Watch the video on the right side of this screen to learn how to draw a cylinder, but for our project don't worry about adding the lines for shading that this artist does at the end of the video.
Step 2: Once you feel comfortable drawing a cylinder, take a clean sheet of paper. Just regular copy/printer paper is great. Use a ruler to divide the paper into four sections. Or if you have a printer, you can print the template. See the black button that says "Paper Template" to the right.
Step 3: Neatly draw a cylinder, each the same size, in each of the four sections of the paper.
Step 4: Draw the soup can labels. Model your own soup can label after the Campbell's label. Feel free to change the words and style of lettering, but keeping the general style will still remind viewers of Andy Warhol's painting and make an impact. What kind of soup will you make? Notice in the example it is Peanut Butter soup? Yum...lol...what silly kind of soup can you think up? Or just do your favorite soup!
Redraw that label on each cylinder you drew making it look like a soup can. Also notice the little details on the top and bottom of the can in the example making it look more like a real can.
Step 5: Color the labels. Color the labels with whatever supplies you have at home (crayons, markers, colored pencils). Color them each the same or different! Feel free to use interesting color combinations. You can color in the background too or leave it white. In Warhol's later work he used silk screening to repeat images and used very unusual colors. See the example to the right of Andy Warhol's self portrait for some crazy color examples.
Step 6:Look over the rubric (click on the button to the right to see it) and make sure you have done your best work and met the criteria. Then have your parent help you take a picture of your artwork. You can be in the picture too if you like :) and finally have your parent email the picture to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also email me at the same address with any questions you may have about the project. I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Project Idea Credit:
Here is the rubric I will be using to assess your work on this project. Look it over with a parent to see what areas you may be able to improve before you decide you are finished.