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Summer Pop! Week 2: Repetition

Andy Warhol, Marilyn Diptych

Andy Warhol, Marilyn Diptych, 1962. Acrylic paint on canvas, 205.4 x 144.8 x 2 cm. Purchased 1980. Tate © 2021 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOCAN. © Tate, London, 2021.

 

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Summer Pop! Week 2: Repetition

July 12 - 15, 10 am - 11:15 am EST
Summer POP Week 2: Messages Everywhere

Can you create multiple versions of yourself? Can you find the same number, letter or symbol repeated in the world around you? Do you have a beloved family pet or favourite animal you’d like to feature in your artwork?

This week, we explore repetition and the many ways you can find many versions of the same thing in everyday life! Using Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe as inspiration (along with other amazing Pop artworks), we will create alter egos and colourful portraits! Leaves, flowers and butterflies will multiply as we discover the summer’s natural world through easy printmaking and impression techniques. Letters and numbers will join to create an exciting artwork! Discover new ideas and learn fun artmaking skills you can use over and over.

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SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK

Monday, July 12

Double Portrait (Alter Ego, Double Agent)
Explore your alter ego by making an altered selfie image, inspired by Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe Diptych. Learn how to make a fun and colourful double portrait that uses a multimedia technique of combining photo, drawing, and collage.

Materials:

  • *At least two black-and-white print-outs of your portrait or someone in your family 8.5 x 11” or similar. Or use a black-and-white portrait from a newspaper or magazine.
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick is best or white glue
  • Markers
  • Coloured pencils
  • Tape – masking tape, washi tape or clear scotch tape
  • Pencil
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Black Sharpie is best or permanent marker
  • Decorative paper assortment and/or scraps of wrapping paper
  • 2 Clear plastic sheet protectors (alternatives: transparency paper/clear acetate or clear plastic window cut from packaging – 8.5 x 11”)
  • Paper, all 8.5 x 11” or similar:
    • 2 Sheets (or more) colourful construction paper or cardstock
    • 2 Sheets cereal box cardboard or single ply cardstock
    • 2 Sheets tracing paper tracing or kitchen parchment paper

 

Tuesday, July 13

Pet Multiples
We’ll have fun with a special ink-blot transfer technique to make multiple versions of a drawing. This technique was used by Andy Warhol to create his early drawings, many of which he collaborated on with his mom, and that were inspired by the many, many cats they had.

Materials:

  • *8.5 x 11” (or smaller) Photograph of your cat, dog or other creature you’d like to have as a pet. Or use an image from a magazine.
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick is best or white glue
  • Markers
  • Coloured pencils
  • Tape – masking, washi or painter's – needs to be removed easily
  • Pencil
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Black Sharpie is best or permanent marker, or regular black marker will do
  • 1 Stamp pads or a tray with a bit of paint on a sponge to make your own stamp pad
  • Magazines – for additional tracing
  • 1 Sheet tracing paper tracing or kitchen parchment paper, 8.5 x 11” or similar
  • 3–5 pieces corrugated box cardboard, square shape, approx. 3 x 3”
  • 2 Sheets of craft foam or Styrofoam (cut out of the flat part of a tray, take-out box or plate) – 4 x 6” rectangle (or larger) or a 4 x 6” circle
  • 4 sheets stiff white paper – multimedia or watercolour paper, 8.5 x 11” or similar

 

Wednesday, July 14

Messages Everywhere
Let’s find letters, numbers, symbols and words repeating around us and shape them into a positive message using a collage technique!

Materials:

  • Scissors
  • Glue stick or white glue
  • Tape – masking and packing tape
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Ballpoint pen
  • 3–5 corrugated box cardboard, square pieces approx. 3 x 3”
  • 2 Sheets of Craft foam or Styrofoam (cut out of the flat part of a tray, take-out box or plate) – 4 x 6” rectangle (or larger) or a 4–6” circle
  • Stamp pad or a tray with a bit of paint on a sponge to make your own stamp pad
  • Paper all 8.5 x 11” or similar:
    • 8 Sheets colourful construction paper or cardstock
    • 2 Sheets white drawing or copy paper
    • Magazines, flyers, newspaper etc. – for cutting out letters and symbols

 

Thursday, July 15

Kitchen Garden (Printed Summer Garden)
Inspired by Yayoi Kusama’s butterfly print, we’ll capture the great outdoors and its many colourful shapes. Leaves, flowers and butterflies will multiply as we explore printmaking techniques and create impressions made with things you might find in your kitchen.

Materials:

  • *2–4 Leaves – collected the day before
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick is best or white glue
  • Markers
  • Sharpie pen regular or large
  • Tape – masking tape, washi tape or clear scotch tape
  • Pencil
  • Ballpoint pen
  • 24” length aluminum foil
  • A piece of paper towel or cotton ball
  • A bowl of water and a sponge
  • 1 Plastic bag
  • Some kitchen string or other yarn
  • 1 Sheet of craft foam or Styrofoam (cut out of the flat part of a tray, take-out box or plate – 4 x 6” rectangle (or larger) or a 4 x 6” circle
  • 2 Large pieces of single-ply cardboard – cereal box or other thin cardboard that can be cut with scissors
  • 4 Sheets stiff white paper – multimedia or watercolour paper, 8.5 x 11” or similar.
  • Coloured pencils – optional
  • Toothpicks – optional
  • Paper towels (optional, for clean-up of small spills)
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