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Summer Pop! Week 3: Colour

Roy Lichtenstein. Two Paintings: Dagwood

Roy Lichtenstein. Two Paintings: Dagwood, 1984. colour woodblock and lithograph printed in eleven colours on wove paper, Image: 129.1 × 91.2 cm. Sheet: 136.7 × 98.9 cm . Gift of Margaret and Jim Fleck, 2017. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein / SOCAN (2021). 2017/134

 

Family Events

Summer Pop! Week 3: Colour

July 19 - 22, 10 am - 11:15 am EST
Summer POP Week 3: Colour

Summer is the season of bright colours! What are the brightest colours you see around you right now? Are they your favourite colours? Whether it’s on a print or a painting or a drawing, colour can add lots of excitement to an artwork. When colours are repeated, they can create a sense of volume or size. Or they can lead the viewer's eye across your artwork––did you know you could influence the way a person looks and feels about your art through colour?!

Join us this week as we explore the power of colour to create beautiful portraits and landscapes and even something abstract... with some mind control built in!

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SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK

Monday, July 19

Blending Letters & Colours
We’ll start with Primary and Secondary colours to create an abstract painting with shapes and letters.

Materials:

  • Glue stick
  • Markers
  • Tape, masking or clear
  • Pencil
  • 3 or more Tempera or watercolour paint
  • 1 or more brushes
  • 1 Container of water for brush washing
  • 1 Sponge
  • Cardboard from cereal box, or single–ply cardboard cardstock
  • 1–3 Sheets of thick white paper (mixed media/cardstock/watercolour) 8.5 x 11” or similar
  • Objects to stamp textures with: cardboard tubes, plastic lids, corrugated cardboard pieces, etc.

 

Tuesday, July 20

Vibrant You
Think outside of the box and draw in strange and bright colours to create a vivid, vibrant portrait!

Materials:

  • A camera or a phone
  • Access to a mirror / hand mirror (to see yourself)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick or white glue
  • Permanent markers, black and two or more other colours
  • Coloured pencils or oil pastels or crayons
  • Tape, masking or clear
  • Pencil
  • 1 Image from magazine of a face or paper printout of a portrait.
  • Paper, all 8.5 x 11” or similar:
    • 1 Piece clear plastic from packaging or food container, or a sheet of acetate
    • 1 Sheet white paper
    • 1 Sheet coloured paper (your choice!)

 

Wednesday, July 21

Sweet & Sour
Today is all about opposites, like Colour vs. Black-and-White! We’ll create a food-inspired artwork that’s inspired by iconic Pop art masterpieces using stencils.

Materials:

  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Markers
  • Tape, masking or clear
  • Pencil
  • 3 or more Tempera or watercolour paint
  • 1 sponge
  • Cardboard from cereal box, or single-ply cardboard cardstock
  • 6 Sheets white paper 8.5 x 11” or similar

 

Thursday, July 22

Head in the Clouds
Let’s explore warm and cool colours and create a textured artwork using 2D and 3D elements.

Materials:

  • Scissors
  • Glue stick or white glue
  • Markers
  • Paint pallet or tray
  • 3 or more colours of Tempera or watercolour paints
  • 1 or more brushes, a couple different sizes
  • 1 sponge
  • 1–4 plastic bags, coloured or white
  • A piece of bubble wrap
  • Objects to stamp textures with: cardboard tubes, plastic lids, corrugated cardboard pieces.
  • Paper, all 8.5 x 11” or similar:
    • 1 Sheet cardboard or thick paper / cardstock
    • 1 Sheet white paper same size as cardboard or similar
    • Some extra white paper
    • Some coloured paper
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