As part of their week long look at the artist Roy Lichtenstein my students created these construction paper action word reliefs. For inspiration we looked at Lichtenstein's own reliefs such as Explosion I (below) as well as his Newsweek magazine cover.
The students started by choosing an action word and then making a silkscreen image of it. The students pulled a few images onto light coloured construction paper before picking their favourite to use for the relief. We built the reliefs up in 4 layers: the background colour, a large cloud or burst shape, their action word cut into another burst shape, and construction paper 'shrapnel'. To give the reliefs a sense of depth we attached the action words using a small loop of paper. The students did a fantastic job with a great deal of variety not only in their choice of action words but in their overall relief designs.
To view the other artworks that my students created during their Roy Lichtenstein unit click on the following links or check out my Art Lessons By Artist tab.
The Final Artworks!
I love the concentric cut out layers on this student's heart.
A very cool variation on the paper shrapnel.
Another successful variation:
this student created a negative silkscreen image of their action word
Awesome lightning bolts!