Friday, September 19, 2008

Create Your Own Roy Lichtenstein Starburst

If you really liked Roy Lichtenstein’s artwork, try this project and make your own Lichtenstein-inspired drawing. This project is best for kids in upper elementary grades or higher.

Supplies Needed:

White paper
Graph paper
Tag board
Hole Punch


Gather your supplies and cover your workspace. You’ll want to color all the way to the edge of the paper and this could get messy.

First, create a star stencil out of tag board. (You can choose any shape you want but I chose a star.) Then create a stripe stencil. Just cut a thin strip from your tag board. Finally, use a hole punch to create a Benday dot stencil. Punch holes in every other square of your graph paper. Make two rows of holes. Then, line up the graph paper with the edge of your piece of tag board and punch through each hole.
Trace your star in the center of the page. Draw some diagonal lines from the edge of the star to the edge of the page. Begin to fill in the spaces on the page with either stripes (using your stripe stencil) or with dots (using your Benday dot stencil). Choose any colors you want to fill in your designs.
Continue until you’ve filled every space.

Check out Roy Lichtenstein: Artist at Work by Lou Ann Walker.

Enjoy your weekend!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the inspiration, just what I was looking for : )