Family Dinner Project- August – Pop Art Prints
Andy Warhol, American, August 6, 1928
-ANDY WARHOL, THE EAST VILLAGE OTHER, 1966
To begin your project, we must first gather materials.
- styrofoam take-out container
- washable markers
Now that we have our supplies, it’s time to assemble.
- Fold paper into a series of equal squares or rectangles. How many you do is up to you (we did 16)
- Cut your styrofoam into the same size square or rectangle as the ones on your paper
- Draw whatever image you would like do a repetitive pattern of on your styrofoam square. Using a pen helps you see what you have drawn. NOTE: where you push down with your pen will be the parts of the image that the color from your paper will show through. ALSO NOTE: Your image will be reversed when you print it. It is best to stick with images and not words as words must be written backwards to print correctly.
- Take your damp paper towel and get the first square slightly damp
- Color your styrofoam square with the black marker.
- Place the styrofoam square on your first, paper square. Press down on the styrofoam until you feel like all the marker has transferred onto the paper.
- Peel off the styrofoam to reveal your first print!
- Repeat the printing steps from damping the square to revealing the print until all your boxes are filled!
- YOU DID IT!
- Share! Post your projects on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #qacfamilydinnerproject for your chance to win a $40 gift certificate to use towards classes and workshops at the Art Center! Winner will be drawn August 31!
*SAFETY NOTE: All children under 15 should be accompanied by an adult. Be sure that you read all product directions before use and follow all safety directions listed. When use of hazardous fumes, example: spray paint, use outside or in a well-ventilated space.
**SAFETY PRO-TIP: When using hot glue, if hot glue gets onto your skin DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PULL IT OFF WHILE THE GLUE IS STILL HOT, this will only spread the glue and cause more harm. DO Run area under cool water until glue has cooled or the glue pops off. There will still be a burn, but the injury will be limited. Use burn cream if necessary. Seek medical attention when needed.