Saturday, February 4, 2017

Lichtenstein-Inspired Pop Art

On Friday we started on some artwork using the artist model, Roy Lichtenstein. Lichtenstein was an artist of the Pop Art era of the 1960s whose work was influenced by popular advertising and the comic book style. 

Oh Jeff, 1964

You may have seen his style in the Auckland Transport advertising on the back of buses, encouraging people to take pubic transport rather than drive:

Auckland Transport Travel Myths Campaign 2013

With our work we are focusing on bright colours, bold outlines and the use of speech bubbles like those used in comic books. Our process involves:
  • screen printing with class photographs, tracing paper, black vivid outlines and a photocopier. 
  • bright acrylic paint to 'colour in' the black and white prints
  • layering on coloured card and the application of speech bubbles featuring a personal message from each child.

We can't wait to share the finished products! 

Mrs Bell and Miss Tames


  1. we went to stawberry picking on sunday.

    why does birds make a sound....
    beacause it is saying get out of my way the bird express is coming through.

  2. I would love to see some of your finished pictures. I love bold colours like the ones used by Roy Lichtenstein.

    Mrs Irvine

    1. Hi Mrs Irvine,
      Absolutely, I'll put up some photos of the finished work for all our readers to have a look at.
      Thanks for checking out our blog!
      Mrs Bell