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Middle [6th-8th] Lesson Plan

Pop Art Pop Can Drawings

Created on April 19, 2017 by MrWadeBCHS

Drawing and collage lesson plan to help teach about Pop Art.

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3 sessions; 45 minutes per session

Students will learn about the Pop Art Movement.
SWBAT define Pop Art.
SWBAT define proportion.
SWBAT render pop can in full color.
SWBAT create a collage border out of pop can box.

1. Scratch Paper ( for practice renderings of pop can )
2. Black Construction Paper ( 9x12 inches )
3. Pop Can ( or popular drink of choice )
4. Pop Can box ( or container from drink of choice )
5. Prisma Colored Pencils
6. Glue ( hot glue works best )
7. Scissors
8. Poster board ( or some heavy paper as a backing )

Need these materials? Visit Blick!

1. Do a practice drawing on scratch paper.
- focus on contour drawings
2. With Pencil draw pop can on black paper.
- be sure to center the drawing
3. Color the drawing with colored pencil.
- be sure to press hard and color with bright solid colors
4. Cut pop can box into interesting shapes.
(can give more specific directions for this step)
5. Glue the pop can box pieces into a border around the paper.
6. Add heavy paper to the back for further support.

Students will be assed based on the attached rubric.

A variety of Pop Art related books, power points and images.

Good to teach attention to detail as well as how to use creative license in deciding what parts of the pop can design to include or not include. ( Such as small words and other advertisements )

Feel free to contact me with questions or comments on this resource!


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[5-8] Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas

Visual Arts Standard 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

[5-8] Students use subjects, themes, and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values, and aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artworks

Visual Arts Standard 4:
Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures

[5-8] Students know and compare the characteristics of artworks in various eras and cultures

Visual Arts Standard 5:
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others

[5-8] Students compare multiple purposes for creating works of art

Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol

Pop Art

Color/Value, Contrast, Proportion/Size, Shape, Unity/Harmony

Collage, Colored Pencil

History/Social Studies