Fourth graders learned all about the life and art of Peter Max in their Meet the Artist class this month. In celebration of our patriotic assembly we created some patriotic art in the style of Peter Max. He paints the statue of liberty every year on the fourth of July. The students did a great job using color and pattern to create their own unique liberty head.
4th-Students learned about the art movement of pop art, as well as the style and subjects used by artist Peter Max. Our project focused on the Statue of Liberty for the theme. While listening to patriotic music, students drew lines with light colored crayons. They then applied tissue paper with water onto their papers so that the dye would "bleed" and transfer to the paper. Students drew portraits of the Statue of Liberty onto acetate, then attached them to their printed backgrounds.
Children study parts of the face. They choose four Presidents and apply the face to each. They place them on "Mount Rushmore". Discussion of oil pastel blending....Colored in with oil pastel....Washed over with watercolor.