Pop Art!



In Term Four the Preps will be discovering the Pop Art movement through 2D and sculptural experiences. They will be looking at the works of Claes Oldenburg and Wayne Thiebaud and creating sculptures of popular foods with a focus on proportion, form, colour and texture. By using clay and papier-mâché students will be able to experience the visual arts through tactile activities.

 Grade 1 and 2

In Term Four the Grade 1 and 2 students will be learning about the Pop Art movement from the 50’s to contemporary works. We will be looking at the work of Roy Lichtenstein and students will be creating self-portraits inspired by the comic book genre. In the second half of the term we will be looking at a contemporary Pop Art artist from Japan, Yayoi Kusama. Students will create pumpkin sculptures inspired by Kusama’s playful installations. Throughout these experiences students will learn about symmetry, colour, line and form.

Grade 3 and 4

In Term four the Grade 3 and 4 students will embark on a journey through the movement of Pop Art, with a particular focus on three famous Pop Art artists, Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol and Jean Dubuffet. While learning about proportion and scale, students will create apple core sculptures inspired by the work of Oldenburg. Taking a contemporary approach to Warhol’s Campbell Soup Cans, students will focus on developing their drawing technique in a collaborative 2D project.

 Grade 5 and 6: Continuing Sound Art project

Now that the 5/6 students have finished off their sound sculptures the final phase of the inquiry is to take action and compose a short piece of music that will then be performed and recorded. Drawing on their creative thinking skills, the grade 5/6  students will form collaborative composition groups. Each group will then be given time to design a piece of music that includes some form of structure. For example Binary Form (The piece has an A section followed by a B section) or Ternary form (The piece of music is structured around and A section, followed by a B section which then returns to the A section to finish). Grade 5/6 students will need to cast their creative minds back to the fabulous composition work they have done throughout 2014 and draw on the knowledge they gained so that their sound sculpture composition includes clear elements of rhythm, tempo, pitch, dynamics and timbre.


  1. Chelsea, you just go from one cool thing to another. Batman ’66 opening credits and a Paul Weller album to you. Pow!

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